State of the School 2011-2012

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State of the School 2011-2012

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

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