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Mercer Curriculum night 2011-2012 Presentation. Mercer School, Shaker Hts, Ohio

Mercer Curriculum night 2011-2012 Presentation. Mercer School, Shaker Hts, Ohio

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Curriculum night 2011 12 rev 083111 rev 1 Curriculum night 2011 12 rev 083111 rev 1 Presentation Transcript

  • Experienced Leadership Welcome To Mercer Elementary 2011-2012 Curriculum Night
    • J. Lindsay Florence, Principal
      • 8 years as Mercer principal
      • 22 years as an educator
      • 20 years with Shaker Heights City Schools
      • Bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University
      • Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Cleveland State University
      • Completed inaugural 1 st Ring Leadership Academy at Cleveland State University
      • Has taught or served as administrator for elementary, middle years and high school
      • Served on District Phase IV Strategic Plan Committee
    • 100% of Mercer’s teachers have Masters’ degrees or higher
    • Our 17 classroom teachers average 12 years of classroom experience most of them at Mercer
    • 3 kindergarten, 1 st grade and 4 th grade classrooms and 4 classrooms at 2 nd and 3 rd grade level
    • Enrichment Resource teacher provides enrichment opportunities in and out of the classroom
    • Staff specialists include: intervention teachers, kindergarten resource specialists, occupational therapists, school psychologist, speech/language pathologist, and classroom aides
    Outstanding Staff
    • Mercer’s school report card for the 2010-2011 school year has a designation of Excellent
    • Five out of five State Indicators were met
    • Performance index rose for the 3 rd straight year
    • 87.5 of our students passed Reading
    • 88.9 % of our students passed Math
    Mercer is Excellent!
    • Strong belief in implementation of differentiation for all students
    • Specials classes in Art, Chinese language and culture, Library, Music, and Physical Education enrich the learning experience
    • Encompasses the core subjects: Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts, which are based on the Ohio State Standards
    • Poised to become an International Baccalaureate School
    Mercer Curriculum
    • Numerous field trips throughout the year including trips to the High School Planetarium and the Woodbury Science Lab
    Our curriculum provides a rich learning experience for all students and one that meets and captivates their diverse strengths! Mercer Curriculum
    • Characterized by …
    • Life learning objectives and attitudes
    • Inquiry
    • Themes
    • Concepts
    • Service
    • Language
    • Teaches students to wonder about…
    • Who we are
    • Where we are in place and time
    • How we express ourselves
    • How we organize ourselves
    • How the world works
    Mercer’s IB Pledg e Today I will try very hard to be Caring, Open- Minded, Balanced and Reflective. Today I will do my best to be an Inquirer , a Thinker , a Communicator and a Risk-Taker . Today I will aim to be Principled and Knowledgeable. International Baccalaureate
    • In addition to classrooms, our building houses many instructional spaces to help enhance the learning environment
    Our large Auditorium is perfect for school performances, assemblies, and daily lunch service. Our two adjoining gymnasiums can be opened to create a large space for special events such as the annual Halloween Obstacle Course. Our Beautiful Building
  • This year every Mercer grade level classroom will have a Smartboard, digital overhead project and sound system. We will also have a dedicated Technology Room on the 2 nd floor and classroom for Mandarin Chinese instruction . Students in the Computer Lab fostering instruction though technology. The Mercer Art Gallery showcases beautiful student artistic works. Our Library houses a wonderful collection of books, periodicals and reference materials. Our Beautiful Building
    • Mercer is fortunate to have beautiful green spaces, including a large field, baseball diamonds, playground and learning gardens.
    Our Campus
    • Active parent participation creates a strong parent teacher organization
    To volunteer or learn more about Mercer’s PTO, contact mercerptopres@gmail.com Upcoming PTO Activities Ice Cream Social Mercer Olympics Movie Night Winter Carnival Mercer Skate International Night Supportive Families
    • Mercer is an outstanding, diverse learning environment
    Striving for Greatness