08.09 State Of The School


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08.09 State Of The School

  1. 1. WildWood Elementary NOW IS THE TIME! 2008-2009 State of the School Address Puyallup School District
  2. 2. PSD Mission Statement <ul><li>Supported by families in our diverse community, the Puyallup School District challenges its students to achieve their academic, creative and physical potential. </li></ul>
  3. 3. WildWood Vision/Mission <ul><li>Wildwood is a community of learners committed to the high achievement of all students. </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Strategic Directions Student Achievement Equity & Equal Opportunity Communication Effective A ccountability
  5. 5. Student Achievement
  6. 6. Student Achievement <ul><li>Goal 1.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Increase academic rigor for all students. </li></ul><ul><li>Implement the new K - 6 intervention materials </li></ul><ul><li>Implement the new 7 – 12 literacy adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Expand efforts to close the achievement gap </li></ul>
  7. 7. Student Achievement <ul><li>Goal 1.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Increase academic rigor for all students. </li></ul><ul><li>Examine grading practices at grades 7 – 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Examine the elementary instructional day </li></ul><ul><li>Through Regional Learning Communities, expand transitions between grade spans </li></ul>
  8. 8. Goal 1.2 Demonstrate incremental continuous improvement by annually decreasing the number of students not meeting the reading and math standard by 10%. Student Achievement
  9. 9. <ul><li>Goal 1.2 continuous improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Develop drop-out prevention programs </li></ul><ul><li>Improve on-time graduation rates </li></ul><ul><li>Improve learning opportunities for all students </li></ul>Student Achievement
  10. 10. WildWood Initiatives <ul><li>Staff Advisory Model </li></ul><ul><li>Math & Reading Focus </li></ul><ul><li>ELO’s to support Math & Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Begin Reading Interventions </li></ul><ul><li>Breakfast Program </li></ul>Student Achievement
  11. 11. Equity & Equal Opportunity
  12. 12. Goal 2.1 Continue implementation of an evaluation system for all staff Goal 2.2 Implement an articulated professional development program and train staff in support of our goals. Goal 2.3 Increase cultural competence system-wide. Equity & Equal Opportunity
  13. 13. WildWood Initiatives Equity & Equal Opportunity <ul><li>Diversity Team </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity focus at PAWS assemblies </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity focus at Staff meetings </li></ul><ul><li>GLAD Training offered </li></ul>
  14. 14. Effective Communication
  15. 15. <ul><li>Goal 3.1 </li></ul><ul><li> Strengthen communications between schools, parents, and the community through parents and community engagement. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase parent engagement at all levels </li></ul><ul><li>Engage parents in the CSIP process </li></ul><ul><li>Increase parent access to information on student performance </li></ul>Effective Communication
  16. 16. <ul><li>Goal 3.2 </li></ul><ul><li>Continue implementing the district’s communications plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Build relationships with parents and community members by engaging them in conversations and other activities </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate the facility needs of our district including new buildings, renovations, and program enhancements </li></ul>Effective Communication
  17. 17. WildWood Initiatives <ul><li>Teacher School Bus </li></ul><ul><li>Starbucks w/ Mr. Malone </li></ul><ul><li>School Messenger </li></ul><ul><li>Watch DOGS </li></ul>Effective Communication
  18. 18. Accountability
  19. 19. <ul><li>Goal 4.1 </li></ul><ul><li>provide students a safe, appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>and equitable physical learning environment and open new/relocated facilities on time and on budget. </li></ul><ul><li>Implement full campus closures at all comprehensive high schools </li></ul><ul><li>Subject to passage of the 2009 Bond, implement planning and construction of approved projects </li></ul>Accountability
  20. 20. <ul><li>Goal 4.2 </li></ul><ul><li>Examine District practices for improved efficiency and safety </li></ul><ul><li>Install voice-alert systems throughout PSD </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct transportation bell-time study </li></ul><ul><li>Identify practices to reduce the district’s “carbon footprint” </li></ul>Accountability
  21. 21. <ul><li>Goal 4.3 </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the results of the Technology Study, develop an integrated, district-wide approach to technology </li></ul><ul><li>Reconvene the Information Technology Oversight Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Implement bandwidth improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade key systems focusing on student-centered learning </li></ul>Accountability
  22. 22. <ul><li>Goal 4.4 Implement a process for decision-making throughout all levels of the district </li></ul><ul><li>Implement the district regional organizational structure </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 4.5 Maintain a minimum 5% General Fund ending fund balance, exclusive of carryover commitments, in order to demonstrate financial stability and be responsive to emergency needs. </li></ul>Accountability
  23. 23. WildWood Initiatives <ul><li>Interactive Whiteboards </li></ul><ul><li>Sound Field Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Closed Circuit WE-TV </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Updates </li></ul>Accountability