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2011-2012 State of the School Address

2011-2012 State of the School Address

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  • 1. State of the School Address
    Elkins Pointe Middle School
    September 8, 2011
  • 2. Our Commitments to You:
    To provide a rigorous academic environment
    To provide a safe, nurturing environment
    To provide open lines of communication
  • 3. WHERE WE HAVE BEEN
  • 4. CELEBRATIONS: Math
  • 5. CELEBRATIONS: Reading
  • 6. CELEBRATIONS: Language Arts
  • 7. CELEBRATIONS: Science
  • 8. CELEBRATIONS: Social Studies
  • 9. Targeted Celebration: Math 8
  • 10. WHERE WE ARE GOING
  • 11. Areas of Concern:
    Achievement Gap
    All subgroups increasing
    Difference between subgroups is not improving
    Science and Social Studies
    Percentage Meeting and Exceeding
    Limited exposure to specific content prior to MS
    Heavy focus on LA, Rdg, Math since NCLB
  • 12. What can you do at home?
    Have your child explain their homework to you. Teaching is the best way to learn.
    Take advantage of opportunities afforded by the school and community.
    After school programs, help sessions, re-takes
    Check Home Access Center on a weekly basis
    Pick up passwords from office during school hours
    Utilize Teacher Communication
    “The HUB,” School Messenger, E-Blasts, Blogs, Websites active by mid-October
  • 13. How can you support the school?
    Volunteer your time.
    Provide feedback. We’re listening.
    Vote for L.S.A.C.
    Join the P.T.A.
    Participate in free means of donation
    www.trueblueschools.com , Grocery Stores
    Find a way to access technology, weekly.
    Reinforce expectations at home.
    Celebrate our achievements.
    Tell a friend!
    Attend school spirit events.
  • 14. Improvement Efforts:
    After School Programs
    Extended Day, Extended Learning, STARHouse
    Science and Social Studies offered
    Connections
    Teachers planning for support to academic curriculum
    Staff Development
    Differentiation Training
    Interventions and Enrichment
    Learning Styles
  • 15. TECHNOLOGY
    Students are digital natives.
    We need to catch up with them.
    Impossible without LCD projectors
    Current in-house: 15 for 75 teachers
    10 purchased already with 2010-2011 Title I
    10 additional with 2011-2012 Title I
    18 additional with school funds
    Projected in-house by mid-October: 53
  • 16. Technology = Innovation
    AverKey – 15 on hand
    Allow teachers to display computers on televisions
    Mimeos – 2 on hand
    Purchased by PTA
    Classroom Performance Systems (Activotes) 2
    1 more ordered with upcoming Title I budget
    Wii Teachers
    Committee of teachers seeking interactive options
    School Spirit Fundraisers: Specific Items
    Direct Giving Campaign
    P.T.A. grants for Technology
  • 17. The best P.T.A. in town!
    VP of School Services
    Joanne Cory
    VP Student Services
    Darlene Fuller
    Lidia Gelobter
    VP Educ. Enrichment
    Marie Gant
    VP Community Relations
    Amy Sbarra
    Sue Gallagher
    Co-Presidents:
    Suellen Plugge
    Rosilyn Taylor
    Secretary:
    Lynn Fravel
    Treasurer
    Jenny Hudson
    Financial Secretary
    Lee Fox
    VP of Ways & Means
    Cindy Bowling
    Laurel Lynn Bruce
  • 18. PROPOSED BUDGETP.T.A. 2011-2012
  • 19. PROPOSED BUDGETP.T.A. 2011-2012