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  • 1. Action Plan – Monica A. Rath<br />Question: How can I build an effective school community at the high school level to improve student academic success, enhance school quality, and support community development?<br />School Vision: Wharton High School will actively solicit and welcome parental participation and advocacy in all aspects of the educational process.<br />Goal: Improve parental involvement through improving communication efforts of teachers, increasing parent helpers on campus, and implementing parents to campus committees.<br /> <br />OutcomesActivitiesResources/Research Tools NeededResponsibility to Address ActivitiesTime LineBenchmarksand/orAssessmentsRevisions to PIP based on monitoring & assessmentsIdentify and initiate action that establishes positiveschool/parent partnerships including removingbarriers to effective Parent InvolvementObtain information from parents (involvedand uninvolved) and parent organizationsregarding the current and future state ofparent involvement including perceivedproblems and needs through a needs surveyResearch based created survey for all stakeholdersCampus PrincipalSBDMCM. RathAugust 2010NoneNoneShare the goal, objectives and survey results with campus personnel about integrating parental involvement Explain the need for parental involvement using the results from the survey during an in-service prior to the first week of schoolLibraryPowerPoint presentation, computer, projector, handout of PowerPoint presentation for note takingSnacksM. RathAugust 2010NoneGoals and objectives subject to change depending on campus personnel views.Explain data from NCLB and AEIS Report and how it affects decisions made about parental involvement on campus.Provide survey results and research from articles supporting parental involvement, NCLB mandates, and data showing how parental involvement increases student achievementLibraryPowerPoint presentation, computer, projector, handout of PowerPoint presentation for note takingResearched articlesNCLB MandatesAEIS ReportPencils, pensSnacksCampus PrincipalM. Rath August 2010Check for understanding of data presented from AEIS and NCLB mandatesNoneProvide opportunity for campus personnel to collaborate and discuss parental involvement goals and objectives for campus to improve student achievement.Campus personnel will have ample time to develop goals and objectives for campus parental involvement activities for the 2010-2011 school year based on NCLB, CIP and AEIS data.Campus Improvement Plan (CIP)Action TemplatePaper, pencils, pensSnacksCampus PrincipalCampus PersonnelAugust 2010Check for understanding of data presented from AEIS and CIPNoneSet up a parent information session that addresses parental involvement needs for campus and communityDuring campus orientation, have a short session introducing the parental involvement plan for the campus and ask for parent and community volunteers to be on the committeeLibrarySnacksPowerPoint Presentation (data that supports parental involvement at the high school level), projector, computerPaper, pencils, pensCampus PrincipalM. RathAugust 2010Evaluate the number of parent and community volunteersNoneCreate a parental involvement committee that will facilitate the activities for the campus to improve student achievement.Acquire volunteers from each department and grade level to participate in the parental involvement committee along with parents and community member volunteersLibrarySign- up sheetSnacksCampus PrincipalAugust 2010NoneNoneCommittee will understand the importance of using action research to develop the parental involvement program on the high school campusLibraryPowerPoint presentation, computer, projector, handout of PowerPoint presentation for note taking8 Steps From Analysis to Action by Harris, et. al.Paper, pencils, pens, highlightersSnacksM. RathAugust 2010Committee members will be able define and implement steps of an action research planParts of presentation may need to be readdressed to emphasize importance of action plan research stepsProvide opportunity for committee to create goals and objectives for parental involvement activities for campus based on campus data, research and CIP.Discuss and create goals and objectives for the parental involvement activities Develop focus groups for specified parental involvement eventsCommittee will meet on a monthly basis throughout the yearLibraryAction Plan Template for goals and objectives of parental involvement committeeSnacksPaper, pencils, pensCampus PrincipalAugust 2010 – May 2011Effective collaboration and participation efforts among committee membersGoals and objectives may change throughout the year depending on attendance of events.Implement parental involvement committee activities to the campusCreate calendar for parental involvement events for the 2010-2011 school yearLibrarySnacksComputerCalendar (district & campus)Paper, pencils, pensParental Involvement CommitteeCampus PrincipalSeptember 2010 – May 2011Committee develops parental involvement activities based on the needs of the campusAdjustments to future events based on attendance of current eventsCommittee will meet on a bi-monthly basis before and after each parental involvement eventParental involvement committee will meet before each event to plan the activities and gather resources neededParental involvement committee will meet after each event to assess and evaluate the eventLibrarySnacksComputerCalendar (district & campus)Paper, pencils, pens Parental Involvement CommitteeCampus PrincipalSeptember 2010 – May 2011Committee will assess each event based on attendance and feedback from all stakeholdersAdjustments or deletion of event maybe needed based on attendance and feedback from all stakeholdersActivities and events will be assessed and fine-tuned for the following school year (2011-2012)Committee will meet to express concerns of improvements and/or changes to any and all events from the 2010-2011 school yearLibrarySnacksComputerCalendar (district & campus)Paper, pencils, pens Parental Involvement CommitteeCampus PrincipalJune 2011Evaluation of each event based on feedback and attendanceRevision of current activities may be done to increase student achievement efforts based on the evaluation of the current school year events.<br />