Looking ahead with Passion, Persistence and Innovation <br />
Congratulations to everyone for an outstanding year!!!<br />
Academics:<br /> <br />Scottsbluff High School:<br /> <br />Am. Mathematics Competition Exam Awards<br />	Two levels of Ex...
Greater Nebraska DECA Conference<br /><ul><li>The following are the Overall winners from Scottsbluff DECA in each area.  S...
Accounting Applications 3rd Place – Aimee Trumbull
Accounting Applications 2nd Place – Lindsey Comings
Apparel & Accessories 3rd Place – Maria Torres
Automotive Services 3rd Place – Ben Wiebe
Automotive Services 2nd Place – Gage Soto
Food Marketing 3rd Place – Taylor Ziegler
Food Marketing 1st Place – Giles Hovseth
Marketing Management 2nd Place – John Haslam
Restaurant and Food Service Management 3rd Place – BekaBewley
Restaurant and Food Service Management 2nd Place – Paige Steinle
Retail Merchandising 2nd Place – Marcie Sindt
Retail Merchandising 1st Place – Hattie Guzman
Hotel and Lodging Management 3rd Place – Kyle Hertig
Hotel and Lodging Management 2nd Place – Sam Harvey
Business Services Marketing 2nd Place – Jay Grote - Tie
Business Services Marketing 2nd Place – Katie Rueb - Tie
Sports and Entertainment Marketing 3rd Place – Tyler Patrick
Quick Serve Restaurant Management 1st Place – Michael Klein</li></li></ul><li>Nebraska State DECA Career Development Confe...
4th Place – Tyler Patrick, MakaylaWestphal, Avery Montanez	 Financial Operations Research<br />4th Place – Mickey Marez, S...
International DECA Career Development Conference Top 10 in the Nation<br />John Haslam, Sam Harvey, Grant LaceyInternet Ma...
 <br />Scottsbluff High School:<br />District Champions – SHS Wrestling, SHS Football, SHS Bowling, Girls Basketball, Boys...
Bowling:<br />Bowling Individual District Champion: Liz LeMaitre<br />State Bowling results – Boys 5th   <br />Brandon Whi...
Selected as Wendy’s Restaurants’ Heisman school winners:     Sam Harvey and Hattie Guzman<br />2-time Gatorade Award winne...
SHS Speakers finished third behind Lincoln East and Millard North for sweepstakes.<br />Nick Roussel and Tyler Webber – se...
High Plains Festival:  Chadron Honor Band<br />Charles Belford – Euphonium<br />YadiraGurrola – Flute<br />Brooke Kama – T...
Broadway in the Bluffs Fundraiser                              <br />3 year all state, honor choir: <br />Jessica Schluter...
Co-op Speaking – Gold Medal – Charity Burkey<br />Junior Public Speaking – Silver Medal <br />Range Judging Teams qualifyi...
Community Service: <br />Eagle Scouts:<br />Terrance Lake<br />Lane Laucomer<br /> <br />SHS Student Body raised $2,165 fo...
ALL-CONFERENCEVOLLEYBALL<br />Megan Gealy<br />Kelcie Menghini<br />Taylor Muzzey<br />Morgan Yost<br />Gillian Harkins<br...
What Amazing Work!!!<br />
Content Area Curriculum Teams<br />Language Arts<br />Mathematics <br />Science<br />
Language Arts<br />Chairs:  Todd Menghini, Carolyn Escamilia and Trudy Schnell<br />Robyn Hoxworth<br />Crystal Sandberg<b...
Mathematics<br />Chairs:  Shana Dick and Andrea Schlothauer<br />Chad Larsen<br />Nan Kissler<br />Cinndy Plummer<br />Sea...
Science<br />Chairs:  Jeremy Behnke, Pete Gomez  <br />Brad Wright<br />Jim Bogus<br />Lonnie Scholthauer<br />Vicki Schmi...
Why are we doing all this?<br />
The years fly by and so much changes…And,  we can’t remain the same.<br />
Stuck…<br />Schools that are “high performing” are not necessarily high performing for all the children they serve. In fac...
Stuck schools serve disproportionate numbers of low-income and minority students…(and) run the risk of overlooking huge nu...
To ensure all students get the educational opportunities they deserve, we must begin by maintaining a lasersharpfocus on t...
Key Findings of “Stuck Schools: A Framework for Identifying Schools Where Students Need Change—Now!”<br />“Most high-perfo...
State Enrollment trends<br />Between 1995 and 2010 in the state's public schools, all racial and ethnic minorities increas...
107 more of our tested Hispanic children would be proficient readers if Hispanics achieved at the same proficiency rate as...
122  more of our tested children of poverty would be proficient readers if  they achieved at the same rate as other childr...
126 more of our tested Hispanic+low income children would be proficient readers if they achieved at the same rate as other...
Bottom line<br />Of the 1422 students taking the NeSA test (grades 3-8 and 11)…<br />Only 502 are neither non-white nor po...
Extended over our entire K-12 population…<br />Almost 2000 of our children – 2 of 3 – are either non-white or qualify for ...
With everyone working as hard as they can, the system – our school system – has a clear role and a clear obligation to hel...
Systems can drive us crazy<br />
…or bring security.<br />
Systems can be stubborn…<br />Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal. <br /...
…or responsive.<br />
Systems can be blind…<br />
…or reinforce our vision.<br />
Systems can be oppressive… <br />
…or they can be empowering.<br />
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  1. 1. Looking ahead with Passion, Persistence and Innovation <br />
  2. 2. Congratulations to everyone for an outstanding year!!!<br />
  3. 3. Academics:<br /> <br />Scottsbluff High School:<br /> <br />Am. Mathematics Competition Exam Awards<br /> Two levels of Exam Each Year – <br />AMC 10 (9th-10th grade) & AMC 12 (11th-12th grade)<br /> Tyler Mickey – AMC 10 Winner – Pin<br /> Sara Frederick AMC 12 Winner – Pin<br /> <br />CSC Scholastic Contest Winners 2011 – <br />Advanced Mathematics – Eli Mummert<br />Business Information Systems – John Haslam<br />Business Mathematics – Mat Deannen (Home School)<br />Construction Technology – Jarres Plummer<br />Girl’s State delegate: Gabrielle Carlin <br /> <br />National Merit Finalists: <br />Sara Frederick, Maddie Parsley, Karin Shedd<br /> <br />Scottsbluff High School placed 7th in Class A at UNL State Math Contest 2010. <br />Top 50 math students in the state on the Probe 1 exam: Kyle Hertig<br /> <br />5 person team:<br />Kyle Hertig<br />Giles Hovseth<br />Simon Deng<br />Eli Mummert<br />Sara Frederick<br />
  4. 4. Greater Nebraska DECA Conference<br /><ul><li>The following are the Overall winners from Scottsbluff DECA in each area. Scottsbluff DECA had 18 winners out of the 33 places.
  5. 5. Accounting Applications 3rd Place – Aimee Trumbull
  6. 6. Accounting Applications 2nd Place – Lindsey Comings
  7. 7. Apparel & Accessories 3rd Place – Maria Torres
  8. 8. Automotive Services 3rd Place – Ben Wiebe
  9. 9. Automotive Services 2nd Place – Gage Soto
  10. 10. Food Marketing 3rd Place – Taylor Ziegler
  11. 11. Food Marketing 1st Place – Giles Hovseth
  12. 12. Marketing Management 2nd Place – John Haslam
  13. 13. Restaurant and Food Service Management 3rd Place – BekaBewley
  14. 14. Restaurant and Food Service Management 2nd Place – Paige Steinle
  15. 15. Retail Merchandising 2nd Place – Marcie Sindt
  16. 16. Retail Merchandising 1st Place – Hattie Guzman
  17. 17. Hotel and Lodging Management 3rd Place – Kyle Hertig
  18. 18. Hotel and Lodging Management 2nd Place – Sam Harvey
  19. 19. Business Services Marketing 2nd Place – Jay Grote - Tie
  20. 20. Business Services Marketing 2nd Place – Katie Rueb - Tie
  21. 21. Sports and Entertainment Marketing 3rd Place – Tyler Patrick
  22. 22. Quick Serve Restaurant Management 1st Place – Michael Klein</li></li></ul><li>Nebraska State DECA Career Development Conference<br />Scottsbluff DECA enjoyed an outstanding year, winning in fifteen events and qualifying thirty-six members for the International Conference in Orlando. The top 3 winners and their events are as follows:<br />1st Place – Marcie Sindt, Hattie Guzman, Madeline Hoslcher International Business Plan<br />1st Place – Jon Michael BurmeisterPrinciples of Business Management <br />1st Place – Jay GroteProfessional Sales Event<br />1st Place – Sam Harvey & Kyle HertigHospitality Services Team Event <br />1st Place – Taylor Ziegler Principles of Marketing<br />2nd Place – John Haslam, Sam Harvey, Grant Lacey Internet Marketing Business Plan<br />2nd Place – Julie Burbach, Danni Becker, Chandler Brill Financial Literacy Promotion Project<br />2nd Place – Gladys Orona, Amanda Mentzel, Daniela Duarte Buying & Merchandising Operations<br />2nd Place – Brannon Pierce, McKenna Pieper, Taylor Counter Business Operations Research<br />2nd Place – John HaslamBusiness Services Marketing<br />2nd Place – Allie Brisco, Jessica Schluter, Gabrielle Carlin Hospitality Operations Research<br />2nd Place – Paige Steinle, Ben WiebeAdvertising Campaign<br />2nd Place – Aimee Trumbull, Russell Morgan, Abby Zach Entrepreneurship Promotion Project<br />3rd Place – Ashleigh Smith Apparel & Accessories Marketing <br />3rd Place – Taylor Strong, Rebekah BewleyBusiness Law and Ethics<br />Nebraska DECA Scholarship Winners – Hattie Guzman, Meghan Pritchard and John Haslam<br />
  23. 23. 4th Place – Tyler Patrick, MakaylaWestphal, Avery Montanez Financial Operations Research<br />4th Place – Mickey Marez, Shane Weyrich, Breanna Winkler Sports & Entertainment Research<br />4th Place – Michael Klein, Sheila Cloud, Morgan Yost Public Relations Project<br />4th Place – Megan Pritchard, Bernie Urrea, Margaret Baker Creative Marketing Project<br />4th Place – SidnieStabnow, Connor Koeteman Entrepreneurship Written Event<br />4th Place – Hattie Guzman, Marci SindtMarketing Communications Team <br />4th Place – Nate Goodwin, Kyle Hertig, Taylor Ziegler Buying & Merchandising Operations <br />4th Place – Megan Gealy Principles of Finance<br />4th Place – Aimee Trumbull Accounting Applications<br />4th Place – Ashley PikeMarketing<br />5th Place – Lindsey Comings, Lexi Brown, Kasey KampbellLearn and Earn Project<br />5th Place – Abby Benson Principles of Business Management <br />6th Place – Mattea Schmidt Principles of Hospitality & Tourism <br />6th Place – Brannon Pierce Sports and Entertainment Marketing<br />7th Place – Margaret Baker Food Marketing<br />7th Place – Daniela Duarte Hotel and Lodging Management<br />7th Place – Margaret Baker Food Marketing<br />7th Place – Allie Brisco Retail Merchandising<br />8th Place – Connor Koeteman Retail Merchandising<br />8th Place – Jessica Schluter Restaurant and Food Service<br />8th Place – Megan Patrick Principles of Business Management <br />8th Place – Lindsey Cominng Accounting Applications <br />
  24. 24. International DECA Career Development Conference Top 10 in the Nation<br />John Haslam, Sam Harvey, Grant LaceyInternet Marketing Plan<br />Jay GroteProfessional Selling Event Top 20 in the Nation – National Finalist<br />Taylor Ziegler Principles of Marketing<br />Award of Excellence - Top 10% in the Nation Paige Steinle, Ben WiebeAdvertisingCampaign<br />Brannon Pierce, McKenna Pieper, Taylor CounterBusiness Operations Research<br />Taylor Strong, Rebekah Bewley, Business Law and Ethics Team Event<br />Ashleigh Smith Apparel and Accessories<br />Russell Morgan, Aimee TrumbulEntrepreneurship Participating Event <br />Danielle Becker, Julie Burbach, Chandler Brill Financial LiteracyPromotionProject <br />Sam Harvey, Kyle HertigHospitality Services Team Event<br />Allie Brisco, Jessica Schluter Hospitality Tourism Research Event<br />Mickey Marez, Shane Weyrich, Breanna Winkler Sports & Entertainment Research Event <br /> <br />Lincoln Heights Elementary:<br />Mrs. Blehm’s Kindergarten class reached their reading goal of reading 700 books from January to May with their Home Reading Program. <br />Bluffs Middle School:<br />8th Grade Quiz Bowl Team places 4th in its first ever Quiz Bowl Competition<br />
  25. 25.  <br />Scottsbluff High School:<br />District Champions – SHS Wrestling, SHS Football, SHS Bowling, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball<br /> <br />Wrestling:<br />State Wrestling Champions: Colton Adams, Tyler Nation, Willie Schwartzkopf<br />State Wrestling Qualifiers (District Placers) – Colton Adams (Dist. Champ), Terrence Hessler (3rd Dist.), Tyler Nation (Dist. Champ), Chris Brening (4th Dist.), Jed Weis (4th Dist.), Willie Schwartzkopf (Dist Champ), KolbyAulick (3rd Dist.), Avery Montanez (Dist Champ)<br />TEAM 5th at State Wrestling: SHS Wrestling<br />Most Pins in a Season (School Record): Colton Adams – 29 pins<br /> <br />Drill Team:<br />SHS Drill Team – Class A/B State Champions - High Kick Division <br />Seniors – Danni Becker<br />Chandler Brill<br />Julie Burbach<br />Amanda Mentzel<br />Maria Torres<br />Juniors – Abby Benson<br />Ali Chain <br />Rachel Clemens <br />Alexis Cook<br />Maggie Hopp<br />Macy Martischewsky<br />Katie Rueb<br />KiraWinters<br />Kelsey York<br />
  26. 26. Bowling:<br />Bowling Individual District Champion: Liz LeMaitre<br />State Bowling results – Boys 5th <br />Brandon White 5th <br />State Bowling results - Girls 6th <br /> <br />Cross Country:<br />First team Cross Country: Allie Brisco and Aubree Worden <br /> <br />Swimming: <br />Girls Swimming State Champion – Taylor Counter – first female SeaCat state champion!<br />GNAC 1st Place Team – Girls Swimming/Diving<br />Maddie Schmidt – 2nd Place Diving Taylor Counter - 1st 200 IM & 100 Breast<br />2nd - 200 Medely Relay - Counter, Lacy Koeppen, Triniti counter, Karin Shedd<br />2nd – 400 Free Style – Taylor Counter, Triniti Counter, Bittany Walker, Karin Shedd<br />2nd Place – Karin Shedd – 200 IM<br />1st Place (Surprise) – Lacy Koeppen, Molly Buedie, Krissa Lewandowski, Brittany Walker<br />Boys Swimming<br />KykleHertig 1st Place – 200 IM<br />Jarod Kerr – 2nd place – 100 Free Style<br />2nd Place 400 Free Style relay – Kerr, Hertig Jon Wiebe and Austin Groskopf<br />Additional State Qualifiers on both the boys and girls after this meet. <br />
  27. 27. Selected as Wendy’s Restaurants’ Heisman school winners: Sam Harvey and Hattie Guzman<br />2-time Gatorade Award winner, Face in the Crowd in Sports Illustrated: Aubree Worden; she signed with Florida St. on February 3rd.<br />Arts, Music, Drama and Speech:<br /> <br />Choralaires– 2nd Place finish Class B Viking Cup ,Show Choir Competition – Omaha<br />District Music Contest – April 19, 2011<br />Choir – Superior Outstanding Ratings <br />Acappella Choir<br />Choralaires<br /> 27th Street Singers<br /> <br />Superior Ratings – Vocal Solos<br />Breanna Stewart<br /> Karenna Booth<br /> Terrance Lake <br /> Outstanding Performance Award – Karenna Booth<br />Class A Speech <br />Derrick Goss – 6th Entertainment Speaking<br />Sara Frederick – 3rd Serious Prose<br />Nick Roussel – Serious Prose – State Champion<br />Nick Roussel and Tyler Webber – Duet Acting – State Champion<br />
  28. 28. SHS Speakers finished third behind Lincoln East and Millard North for sweepstakes.<br />Nick Roussel and Tyler Webber – selected for NET’s television production: Nebraska School Activities Association Championships: Best of the Best.<br />Tyler Webber – earned National Forensic League’s Degree of Premiere Distinction – highest student degree given in the honor society<br />Band & Orchestra District Music Contest<br /> Chad Nagasawa – Tuba Solo<br /> Emily Still – Coronet/Trumpet Solo<br /> Allison Stricker – Soprano Clarinet Solo<br /> Ashlee Pilkington - Coronet/Trumpet Solo<br /> Aubrey Taylor – Oboe Solo<br /> Josh Pilkington – Snare Drum & Xylophone<br />Nebraska Young Artist Award – (Piano) – Rachel Clemens<br />Oregon Trail Honor Band: <br />Michael Miller – Trumpet<br />Joshua Pilkington – Percussion<br />Lindsey Schanaman – Flute<br />Allison Stricker – Clarinet <br />Aubrey Taylor - Oboe <br />
  29. 29. High Plains Festival: Chadron Honor Band<br />Charles Belford – Euphonium<br />YadiraGurrola – Flute<br />Brooke Kama – Trumpet<br />Chad Nagasawa – Tuba<br />Ashlee Pilkington – Trumpet<br />Joshua Pilkington – Percussion<br />Lindsey Schanaman – Flute<br />Emily Still - Trumpet<br /> Allison Stricker – Clarinet<br />Kyle Weitzel - Bari Saxophone <br />Festival Band:<br />Austin Kniss, Trombone<br />Aubrey Taylor, Oboe<br />49thannual Hastings College Honor Band: <br />Aubrey Taylor (Oboe). <br />The Hastings College Honor Band is one of the longest running festivals in the state of Nebraska. Only 65 instrumentalists were selected from across the state to take part in this year’s honor band.<br />Hastings Honor Choir: <br />Jessica Schluter<br />Megan Patrick<br />Hastings Honor Choir – only 80 students selected statewide<br /> <br />University of Nebraska – Omaha Honors Orchestra:  <br />Ammon Burmeister, Rachel Clemens, Andrew Holsinger, Hannah Kaiser, TessiKlemm, Whitney Kuxhausen, and Michael Wright.<br />
  30. 30. Broadway in the Bluffs Fundraiser <br />3 year all state, honor choir: <br />Jessica Schluter  <br />Sam Harvey<br /> <br />Bluffs Middle School<br /> <br />BMS 8th Grade Band Wins 'Music in the Parks' Festival in Arvada, CO<br />The band received a superior rating from both judges<br />First Place Trophy for Class A<br />Best Overall Junior High/Middle School Concert Band<br />Esprit de Corps Trophy<br />Heather Haberman<br /> NASA & National Oceanic and Atmospheric Assoc. - Fellowship awards:<br />Shelby Aaberg <br /> Awarded a fellowship by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln - just one of 24 teachers from Nebraska to receive a $50,000 dollar fellowship to further his education.<br />Future Careers:<br />FFA State Winners – National Qualifiers<br />37 Students competed from SHS<br /> Sr. Livestock Judging 1st Place – <br />Kenny Williams, Kyra Baldwin, Alyssa Shuey and Ashley Pike<br />Junior Parliamentary Pro Team – Silver Medal<br />Senior Parliamentary-Pro Team – Silver Medal<br />Ag Demonstration Team – Gold Medal<br /> Morgan Yost & Brayden Auer<br />
  31. 31. Co-op Speaking – Gold Medal – Charity Burkey<br />Junior Public Speaking – Silver Medal <br />Range Judging Teams qualifying for State Competition<br />Senior Team – Austin Groskopf, Ashley Pike, Kyra Baldwin, Hayley Clark<br />Junior Team – Tevyn Baldwin, Zack Perlinger & Katey Meyers<br />Ag Mechanics Team – State Qualifier <br /> Kenny Willman, Kyle Meininger, Ben Fulkand Chris Hartsuiker<br />NSAA - State Journalism Qualifiers – Lincoln<br />Abby Benson, Charity Burkey, Gabrielle Carlin, Taylor Counter, Victoria Bravo, Kelsey Empfield, MaddieHolscher, Ethan Hughes, Michael Miller, Russell Morgan, Maddy Parsley, Karin Shedd, Casey Sigrist & Scout Wilson.<br />Scottsbluff High School received the runner-up trophy in Class A2 at the state championships.<br />In addition a Congratulations to Karin Shedd who has been named the Nebraska Student Journalist of the Year. We believe this is the first winner of this award in the history of Scottsbluff High School.<br />Selected as a candidate for the RHOP medical program to Chadron State: Hattie Guzman <br />RHOP alternates: Shane Weyrich and Idaly Espinoza <br />
  32. 32. Community Service: <br />Eagle Scouts:<br />Terrance Lake<br />Lane Laucomer<br /> <br />SHS Student Body raised $2,165 for “Pennies for Patients”!<br />KiraBowhay donated half of her market swine earnings to a girl that has cancer<br /> <br />Westmoor Elementary<br />Westmoor students raised $2226.52 for Jump Rope for Heart<br />ALL-ACADEMIC FOOTBALL<br />Grant Lacey Junior<br />Seth Rohrer Junior<br />Justin Becerra Junior<br />Sam Harvey Senior<br />Mike Klein Senior<br />Tyler Patrick Senior<br />Brannon Pierce Senior<br />
  33. 33. ALL-CONFERENCEVOLLEYBALL<br />Megan Gealy<br />Kelcie Menghini<br />Taylor Muzzey<br />Morgan Yost<br />Gillian Harkins<br />Aimee Trumbull<br />MakaylaWestphal<br />ALL-CONFERENCGIRLS GOLF<br />KayleeKoeppen<br />Casey Sigrist<br />ALL-CONFERENCE FOOTBALL<br />Seth Rohrer<br />Trevor Morgan<br />Mike Klein<br />Sam Harvey<br />Tyler Patrick<br />Brannon Pierce<br />ALL-CONFERENCE SOFTBALL<br />Maci Stouffer<br />KiraBowhay<br />Cheryl Salazar<br />ALL-CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL<br />MakaylaWestphal<br />
  34. 34. What Amazing Work!!!<br />
  35. 35. Content Area Curriculum Teams<br />Language Arts<br />Mathematics <br />Science<br />
  36. 36. Language Arts<br />Chairs: Todd Menghini, Carolyn Escamilia and Trudy Schnell<br />Robyn Hoxworth<br />Crystal Sandberg<br />Cindy Hald<br />Marsha Green <br />Rachel Larsen<br />Jill walker<br />Hollie Williams<br />Julie Landers<br />Gina Cannon<br />Katie Malm<br />Tammy Sessions<br />Lori Blehm<br />Stacy Moore<br />Anne Radford<br />
  37. 37. Mathematics<br />Chairs: Shana Dick and Andrea Schlothauer<br />Chad Larsen<br />Nan Kissler<br />Cinndy Plummer<br />Seanna Wright<br />Drew Rische<br />Lori Weidaman<br />Yvonne Lease<br />Mary Rische<br />Cal Dixon<br />Amanda Cochran<br />
  38. 38. Science<br />Chairs: Jeremy Behnke, Pete Gomez <br />Brad Wright<br />Jim Bogus<br />Lonnie Scholthauer<br />Vicki Schmitt<br />Marilyn Klein Fisher<br />David Griess<br />Judson Hall<br />Merry Witzki<br />Erin Shaddick<br />Cindy Downey<br />
  39. 39. Why are we doing all this?<br />
  40. 40. The years fly by and so much changes…And, we can’t remain the same.<br />
  41. 41.
  42. 42. Stuck…<br />Schools that are “high performing” are not necessarily high performing for all the children they serve. In fact, some schools whose overall scores look fairly good are downright stuck – low performing and not improving, or even losing ground – for some groups of students.<br />- The Education Trust, April, 2011<br />
  43. 43. Stuck schools serve disproportionate numbers of low-income and minority students…(and) run the risk of overlooking huge numbers of (these) students… who are not getting the education they need.<br />- The Education Trust, April, 2011<br />
  44. 44. To ensure all students get the educational opportunities they deserve, we must begin by maintaining a lasersharpfocus on the performance of all groups of students at all schools.<br />- The Education Trust, April, 2011<br />
  45. 45. Key Findings of “Stuck Schools: A Framework for Identifying Schools Where Students Need Change—Now!”<br />“Most high-performing schools are leaving low-income and minority students behind…”<br />“It’s critical to have the same high expectations for all students, regardless of their race or family income.”<br />- The Education Trust, April, 2011<br />
  46. 46.
  47. 47. State Enrollment trends<br />Between 1995 and 2010 in the state's public schools, all racial and ethnic minorities increased:<br />Hispanic students: 284 percent, from 10,972 to 42,123.<br />Black students: 43 percent, from 16,480 to 23,585.<br />Asian and Pacific Islander students: 81 percent, from 3,553, to 6,426.<br />Native students: 39 percent, from 3,672 to 5,116.<br />- NDE data as reported in Fremont Tribune, March 7, 2011<br />
  48. 48. 107 more of our tested Hispanic children would be proficient readers if Hispanics achieved at the same proficiency rate as white children(of just those NeSA tested)<br />Hispanic 54.3%<br />White 74.03%<br />
  49. 49. 122 more of our tested children of poverty would be proficient readers if they achieved at the same rate as other children(of just those NeSA tested)<br />Low–income 55.19%<br />Not low income 77.69%<br />
  50. 50. 126 more of our tested Hispanic+low income children would be proficient readers if they achieved at the same rate as others(of just those NeSA tested)<br />Both Hispanic/Low-Income 51.72%<br />Neither White/ low-income 80.88%<br />
  51. 51. Bottom line<br />Of the 1422 students taking the NeSA test (grades 3-8 and 11)…<br />Only 502 are neither non-white nor poor – that’s just 35%.<br />Our traditional “majority” is truly our “minority”<br />
  52. 52. Extended over our entire K-12 population…<br />Almost 2000 of our children – 2 of 3 – are either non-white or qualify for free and reduced lunch or both<br />If they just achieved at the same level as the others, we’d have over 200 more kids who could read proficiently.<br />
  53. 53. With everyone working as hard as they can, the system – our school system – has a clear role and a clear obligation to help you.<br />
  54. 54. Systems can drive us crazy<br />
  55. 55. …or bring security.<br />
  56. 56. Systems can be stubborn…<br />Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal. <br />- Nietzsche<br />
  57. 57. …or responsive.<br />
  58. 58. Systems can be blind…<br />
  59. 59. …or reinforce our vision.<br />
  60. 60. Systems can be oppressive… <br />
  61. 61. …or they can be empowering.<br />
  62. 62. Systems should never…<br />Stifle growth<br />Limit potential <br />Compromise culture <br />Deter us from reaching our goals <br />
  63. 63. Systems should always…<br />Foster growth<br />Inspire potential <br />Reinforce culture <br />Support goals <br />
  64. 64. So our work together can be…<br />clear <br />purposeful <br />predictable<br />principled<br />dynamic<br />responsive<br />
  65. 65. Systemic school-level reform includes…<br />standards for what is to be learned, <br />curricula based on those standards, <br />aligned student assessments, <br />relevant inservice and preservice teacher education, <br />school site autonomy and restructuring, <br />supportive services from districts and states, <br />public and professional support. <br />- National Science Foundation, 2010<br />
  66. 66.
  67. 67. Step 1 – Plan<br />Identify an opportunity for improvement and plan a change by:<br />• Defining the system.<br />• Assessing the current situation.<br />• Analyzing causes.<br />• Creating an improvement theory.<br />Step 2 – Do<br />Try out the improvement theory.<br />Step 3 – Study<br />Study the results.<br />Step 4 – Act<br />Standardize the improvements and plan for continuous improvement.<br />Participation<br />Dialog<br />Support<br />Accountability<br />
  68. 68. "Teachers will accept the responsibility for school and student success if teachers can control what matters for school and student success". <br />yet…<br />Education|Evolving, 2011<br />
  69. 69. “If teachers in one building agree on ‘what’ students should learn and teachers in another school decide on ‘what’ students should learn, then vertical alignment within the school district will be virtually nonexistent.” <br />- Rick DuFour, 2005<br />
  70. 70. Hence…<br />the need for that system…<br /> the need for systemic, coordinated work.<br />
  71. 71. Just imagine if we all decide<br />
  72. 72. Just imagine if we all decide together<br />
  73. 73. “If teachers are going to evolve in their practice, they need access to suitable curricula and extensive, high-quality professional development over time to help them use it…<br />
  74. 74. …Just like students, they need to be actively involved in their own learning with opportunities to work together and talk about what they are doing…<br />
  75. 75. …Let us recognize this, and give teachers…the training, time and resources they need to succeed.” <br />Chicago Tribune, 2001<br />
  76. 76. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”<br />- Henry Ford<br />
  77. 77. Today’s school conversations<br />8:45 – 9:45      MS and HS (here)<br />10:00 – 10:45  Lake Minatare and Lincoln Heights (@LH)<br />11:00 – 11:45  @ Roosevelt<br />1:15 – 2:00      @ Westmoor<br />2:15 – 3:00      @ Longfellow<br />Curriculum and Instruction Support Team<br />Directors: Mike Mason and Sandy Porter,<br />K-12 Content Area Specialists: Shana Dick, Sheryl Harvey , Marilyn Klein-Fisher<br />Elem. Reading Coaches/Title Teachers: Marsha Green, Robin Hoxworth, Crystal Sandburg, Trudy Schnell, Brad Wright<br /> <br />
  78. 78. Looking ahead with Passion, Persistence and Innovation<br />

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