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Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
Vision for an excellent school
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  • 1. Brown Rock Elementary
    EDCI 59100 School Curriculum
    Fall 2011
    Vision for an Excellent School
    Angie Tinsman, Elizabeth Statzer, Justin Stok, and Barbara Stegenga
  • 2. Our Ideal School
    Elementary, Grades Kindergarten through Sixth
    Public School
    Suburban school
    Strong beliefs and values. Encouraging that “Every Child, Everyday, Achieves Success in Everyway”
    Approximately 500 students
    Full Day Kindergarten
    Kindergarten and First grade will each have 2 assistants per grade level to assistant teachers and students
    Second through Sixth grade will each have an assistant for the grade level
    Class Ratio
    Kindergarten – Second Grade 1:22
    Third Grade – Sixth Grade 1:25
  • 3. Student Demographics Charts
    School Lunch Division
  • 4. Student Demographics, Cont.
    Ethnicity Chart
    270 Students
  • 5. Brown Rock School Creed
    Building Honesty and Trust
    Respect and Responsibility
    One Will Always Communicate
    Will Always Strive for Personal Best
    No Put Downs
  • 6. School Information
    Grading Scale
  • 7. School Information Continued
    Office Hours
    7:15-4:15
    School Hours
    8:00-2:30
    Calendar
    Balanced School Calendar
    Shortened Summer Break, Breaks throughout the year.
    180 school days
  • 8. School Faculty
  • 9. Our Mission Statement
    “Brown Rock Elementary” has a welcoming and caring environment for students, faculty, and families. We believe in and maintain strong partnerships among students, staff, families, and community. We believe these partnerships assist all students in achieving personal excellence in academics and in life, critical thinking, problem solving, personal development, and community awareness. As a staff we believe that every child can achieve success every day.
  • 10. Our Core Beliefs
    Collaboration
    All Stakeholders will work together to create a positive and safe environment for all students to succeed. Each member of the team will work together for our common goal.
    Respect
    We will create and maintain a high level of respect for all students, teachers, and staff regardless of any differences we may have.
  • 11. Our Core Beliefs
    Excellence
    We believe that all students have the ability to learn at high levels. It is our belief that students will achieve excellence in all critical
    skills.
    Ownership
    Each team member will take responsibility for themselves. We will not make excuses and will not accept failure.
  • 12. Curricular Programs
    To use data to increase student achievement at every grade level
    To create engaging instruction according to the Indiana Department of Education standards at each grade level
    To provide opportunities for educator growth through professional development opportunities and “best teaching practices” seminars
  • 13. Curricular Programs Continued
    To allow teacher collaboration among grade levels to increase student achievement
    To promote a safe and secure learning environment in every classroom by providing a behavior intervention program.
    Cross-curricular learning opportunities and project-based learning
  • 14. Co-Curricular Programs
    Elective programs, including: art, music/choir
    Foreign Language Exploration: 8 weeks of exploratory languages, including French, Spanish, German (aligned with middle school program)
    Student Council
    Extra-curricular athletic activities
    School-sponsored clubs
    School Pride Team
  • 15. Curriculum-Teaching-Learning-Assessment Philosophy
    • Curriculum must be focused on improving student learning.
    • 16. Implement “Green Light Means Go!” Program focusing on each grade level meeting academic milestones by tracking individual student achievement on a green light (achieved), yellow light (caution), or red light (needs improvement) scale.
    • 17. 12-K Instruction-based learning: Curriculum is aligned with the student’s full academic career in mind.
    • 18. Multiple opportunities for learning, including: hands-on, collaborative learning, project- based assessments, etc.avelmeeting academic milestones by tracking individual student achievement on a green light (achieved), yellow light (caution), or red light (needs improvement) scale.
  • Diversity
    “All-For-1” Philosophy: Promoting diversity in all facets is part of the school’s culture through character education. Examples of displaying diversity, include:
    -World Cultures Night: Food, dancing, and story-telling is shared with the community at this annual celebration.
    -World Cultures Club: Students of all diversities to come together and celebrate different ethnic heritage.
  • 19. Competing School Forces
    Focus on school and district achievements at monthly faculty meetings.
    Welcome teachers and other faculty to speak at local school board meetings, promoting achievements of schools.
  • 20. Information Explosion/Technology
    Focus on the ever-changing global society and creating opportunities for students to utilize technology and information in the classroom
    Manage this use by aligning with state standards and school expectations
    Giving students opportunities to complete work through various modes of technology: computers, Internet, distance learning, Smartboards, Skype, etc.
  • 21. Personal & Professional Growth
    Beginning of year retreat for staff
    Ongoing professional development in areas of teacher interest
    On-site professional development
    Development of professional learning communities
    Recognition for continued development and learning
  • 22. Preparing for a Democratic Society…
    Teach students to be good citizens through
    leading by example.
    Provide opportunities for students to
    partake in school fundraisers, charity collections,
    and classroom donations.
    Allow students to volunteer and earn good
    citizenship by donating their time for
    various school activities.
    Provide time for students to become
    involved in the community around them.
  • 23. Indicators of Success
    Collaboration between all stakeholders to improve student performance.
    • Showcase a high level of teamwork within the school.
    • 24. Explain the commitment of all school personnel to achieve school goals.
    • 25. Highlight examples of teaming up with the community for school success.
  • Indicators of Success
    Using data and test scores to drive instruction.
    • Inform the community of what is being taught in the classroom.
    • 26. Explain why instruction is implemented.
    • 27. Help community understand how data is used.
  • Indicators of Success
    Implementation of school improvement plan.
    • Demonstrate how the school is moving forward to help students achieve high standards.
    • 28. Express the importance of the SIP and how it will improve the school if implemented properly.
    • 29. Explain how and why SIP was implemented
  • Indicators of Success
    Showcase of individual teacher accomplishments.
    • Create an open door policy to display impressive lessons.
    • 30. Highlight a teacher each grading period.
    • 31. Hold an end of the year ceremony to celebrate outstanding teachers.
  • Indicators of Success
    Student success
    • Showcase individual student achievement.
    • 32. Share overall improvement on test scores.
    • 33. Highlight a student of the month for each grade level.
  • Budget
    Certified Staff
    25 Classroom Teachers $1,400,000
    4 Special Education Teachers $215,000
    1 Speech Teacher $45,000
    4 Special Area Teachers $205,000
    1 Occupational Therapist $52,000
    1 Physical Therapist $43,000
    Totals $1,960,000
  • 34. Budget
    Office Staff
    1 Principal $82,000
    1 Assistant principal $58,000
    1 Secretary $32,000
    1 Family Liaison $25,000
    1 Guidance Counselor $39,000
    2 School Behavior Counselor $96,000
    Totals $332,000
  • 35. Budget
    Classified Staff
    9 Paraprofessionals (grade level) $160,000
    6 Paraprofessionals (intervention) $100,000
    4 Custodians $150,000
    6 Cafeteria staff $100,000
    1 School nurse $40,000
    Totals $550,000
     
  • 36. Budget
    Classroom Supplies $6,000
    Copy Machines $2,000
    Books $4,000
    Computers $6,000
    Media Equipment $2,500
    Professional Development $5,000
    Totals $25,500

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