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
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
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.
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
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
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
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