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WSU Systems Approach

WSU Systems Approach



From the WSU Superintendent Cohort East Regional Seminar in Moses Lake on 10/14/10

From the WSU Superintendent Cohort East Regional Seminar in Moses Lake on 10/14/10
Moses Lake School District System Wide Support



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  • Moses Lake School District System-Wide Support 2010-2011 October 14, 2010 Linda McKay, Executive Director Michelle Price, Superintendent
    • “Everything we do,
    • every activity we create,
    • every relationship we build,
    • every network we support, is aimed
    • at improving the capacity of schools
    • to provide a quality education to children.”
    • Phillip Schlechty
  • Moses Lake School District 2009-2011 Goals
    • Goal #1 Clear and Shared Focus
      • Board policies articulate equity in student learning
      • Strategic plan and district improvement plan are data driven
      • Hiring and mentoring processes build commitment to focus and vision
    • Our task is…
    • To provide an education for
    • For the kind of kids we have.
    • NOT
    • The kind we used to have,
    • OR want to have,
    • OR the kids that exist in our dreams.
    •  Goal #2 High Standards and Expectations for All Students
      • Staff believe that ALL of our students will learn at high levels
      • Attributes of powerful teaching and learning are identified; expectations of instruction that engages students are communicated
      • Review K-12 student attendance policy; improve K-12 attendance
    Moses Lake School District 2009- 2011Goals
    • The prime function of a leader is to keep the hope alive.
    • John W. Gardner
    • Treat people as if they were what they OUGHT to be, and help them become what they are capable of being.
    • Goethe
  • Moses Lake School District 2009- 2011 Goals
    • Goal #3 Effective Leadership
      • District leaders are involved in improvement of instruction, are highly visible in schools, and educate and engage the school board on powerful instruction
      • Administrators are knowledgeable regarding data analysis and implement a data-based inquiry process at their sites
      • Teacher leaders are empowered and supported
  • Moses Lake School District 2009- 2011 Goals
    • Goal #4 High Levels of Communication and Collaboration
      • Communication and collaboration are valued and embedded in professional development
      • District creates collaborative systems and communication and trust between staff, parents, and community with focus on improvement of instruction and school improvement
      • Professional Learning Communities are supported and encouraged
  • Kindergarten Team
  • Moses Lake School District 2009- 2011 Goals
    • Goal #5 Alignment of Curriculum. Instruction, and Assessment with Standards
      • Integrate instructional technology for the purpose of improving student achievement
      • District collaborates with teachers to develop and implement a comprehensive, aligned system of curriculum, instruction, and assessment tied to state learning goals. Reading, writing, math, and science will continue to be worked while Social Studies is reviewed
      • Format of classroom-based assessments to match new state assessment: Measure of Student Progress and High School Proficiency Exam
      • Schools plan and implement individually appropriate instruction using a variety of resources
  • Moses Lake School District 2009- 2011 Goals
    • Goal #6 Frequent Monitoring of Teaching and Learning
      • Response to Intervention implementation at each school
      • 90% of students meeting State Standards at grades tested
      • 90% of students meeting standard on DIBELS by end of K, 1, and 2
      • Decrease the dropout rate from the state determined 8.3% to less than 5%
      • The class of 2013 began with 560 freshmen; the graduating class of 2013 should be 560.
      • Solicit student feedback on their learning experience in the MLSD
  • Moses Lake School District 2009- 2011 Goals
    • Goal #7 Focused Professional Development
      • Collaboration and communication are embedded in professional development
      • Professional development focuses on content knowledge, skills for classroom practice, and follow-up for application and implementation
      • Professional development is designed based on data and builds capacity for all staff members
  • Science teacher collaboration One teacher won’t have the answers for EVERY student in the building; however, a group of teachers will.
  • G.L.A.D.
  • Moses Lake School District 2009- 2011 Goals
    • Goal #8 Supportive Learning Environment
      • Increase culturally responsive educational practices
      • Student work and classroom activities reflect high levels of relevant instruction
      • School and district discipline procedures are collaboratively developed and research-based
      • Positive behavior intervention supports will be supported and encouraged
      • Provide ongoing recognition for student academics, attendance, and behavior
      • Improve comprehensive counseling and safety/security programs
      • Maintain, improve, and add facilities to meet student needs
      • Improve access to career and technical education programs for students
      • Maintain current technology
    • It’s not how much you do,
    • but how much love you
    • put in to what you are doing.
    • Mother Theresa
  • Moses Lake School District 2009- 2011 Goals
    • Goal #9 High levels of parent and community involvement
      • Participation by families & community in the school improvement process
      • Perception data from students collected annually
      • Increase communications with community
      • Out reach strategies improve parent and community involvement for all segments of population including special ed, ELL, racial/ethnic, and economically disadvantaged
  • Community Forum
  • MLSD Enrollment 97 – 98 98 - 99
  • Sage Point Elementary School
  • Chief Moses Middle School (new gym)
  • Lion’s Field Improvements
  • MLSD Accomplishments
    • Good Long Range Facility Plan
    • Excellent New Facilities
    • Improved Instructional Technology
    • Improvement in Student Achievement/WASL Scores
    • Success in Athletics
    • Passage of Replacement M&O Levy
    • No RIF of teachers for 2009-10
    • Continuation of three major grants
    • Excellent support staff, administrators, and teachers
  • Closing thoughts…
    • Video Clip