Experienced Leadership Welcome To  Mercer Elementary  2011-2012 Curriculum Night
<ul><li>J. Lindsay Florence, Principal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8 years as Mercer principal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>22 yea...
<ul><li>100% of Mercer’s teachers have Masters’ degrees or higher </li></ul><ul><li>Our 17 classroom teachers average 12 y...
<ul><li>Mercer’s school report card for the 2010-2011 school year has a designation of Excellent </li></ul><ul><li>Five ou...
<ul><li>Strong belief in implementation of differentiation for all students </li></ul><ul><li>Specials classes in Art, Chi...
<ul><li>Numerous field trips throughout the year including trips to the High School Planetarium and the Woodbury Science L...
<ul><li>Characterized by … </li></ul><ul><li>Life learning objectives and attitudes  </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry  </li></ul>...
<ul><li>In addition to classrooms, our building houses many instructional spaces to help enhance the learning environment ...
This year every Mercer grade level classroom will have a Smartboard, digital overhead project and sound system.  We will a...
<ul><li>Mercer is fortunate to have beautiful green spaces, including a large field, baseball diamonds, playground and lea...
<ul><li>Active parent participation creates a strong parent teacher organization </li></ul>To volunteer or learn more abou...
<ul><li>Mercer is an outstanding, diverse learning environment </li></ul>Striving for Greatness
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  1. 1. Experienced Leadership Welcome To Mercer Elementary 2011-2012 Curriculum Night
  2. 2. <ul><li>J. Lindsay Florence, Principal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8 years as Mercer principal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>22 years as an educator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20 years with Shaker Heights City Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Cleveland State University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completed inaugural 1 st Ring Leadership Academy at Cleveland State University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has taught or served as administrator for elementary, middle years and high school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Served on District Phase IV Strategic Plan Committee </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>100% of Mercer’s teachers have Masters’ degrees or higher </li></ul><ul><li>Our 17 classroom teachers average 12 years of classroom experience most of them at Mercer </li></ul><ul><li>3 kindergarten, 1 st grade and 4 th grade classrooms and 4 classrooms at 2 nd and 3 rd grade level </li></ul><ul><li>Enrichment Resource teacher provides enrichment opportunities in and out of the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Staff specialists include: intervention teachers, kindergarten resource specialists, occupational therapists, school psychologist, speech/language pathologist, and classroom aides </li></ul>Outstanding Staff
  4. 4. <ul><li>Mercer’s school report card for the 2010-2011 school year has a designation of Excellent </li></ul><ul><li>Five out of five State Indicators were met </li></ul><ul><li>Performance index rose for the 3 rd straight year </li></ul><ul><li>87.5 of our students passed Reading </li></ul><ul><li>88.9 % of our students passed Math </li></ul>Mercer is Excellent!
  5. 5. <ul><li>Strong belief in implementation of differentiation for all students </li></ul><ul><li>Specials classes in Art, Chinese language and culture, Library, Music, and Physical Education enrich the learning experience </li></ul><ul><li>Encompasses the core subjects: Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts, which are based on the Ohio State Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Poised to become an International Baccalaureate School </li></ul>Mercer Curriculum
  6. 6. <ul><li>Numerous field trips throughout the year including trips to the High School Planetarium and the Woodbury Science Lab </li></ul>Our curriculum provides a rich learning experience for all students and one that meets and captivates their diverse strengths! Mercer Curriculum
  7. 7. <ul><li>Characterized by … </li></ul><ul><li>Life learning objectives and attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Service </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches students to wonder about… </li></ul><ul><li>Who we are </li></ul><ul><li>Where we are in place and time </li></ul><ul><li>How we express ourselves </li></ul><ul><li>How we organize ourselves </li></ul><ul><li>How the world works </li></ul>Mercer’s IB Pledg e Today I will try very hard to be Caring, Open- Minded, Balanced and Reflective. Today I will do my best to be an Inquirer , a Thinker , a Communicator and a Risk-Taker . Today I will aim to be Principled and Knowledgeable. International Baccalaureate
  8. 8. <ul><li>In addition to classrooms, our building houses many instructional spaces to help enhance the learning environment </li></ul>Our large Auditorium is perfect for school performances, assemblies, and daily lunch service. Our two adjoining gymnasiums can be opened to create a large space for special events such as the annual Halloween Obstacle Course. Our Beautiful Building
  9. 9. This year every Mercer grade level classroom will have a Smartboard, digital overhead project and sound system. We will also have a dedicated Technology Room on the 2 nd floor and classroom for Mandarin Chinese instruction . Students in the Computer Lab fostering instruction though technology. The Mercer Art Gallery showcases beautiful student artistic works. Our Library houses a wonderful collection of books, periodicals and reference materials. Our Beautiful Building
  10. 10. <ul><li>Mercer is fortunate to have beautiful green spaces, including a large field, baseball diamonds, playground and learning gardens. </li></ul>Our Campus
  11. 11. <ul><li>Active parent participation creates a strong parent teacher organization </li></ul>To volunteer or learn more about Mercer’s PTO, contact mercerptopres@gmail.com Upcoming PTO Activities Ice Cream Social Mercer Olympics Movie Night Winter Carnival Mercer Skate International Night Supportive Families
  12. 12. <ul><li>Mercer is an outstanding, diverse learning environment </li></ul>Striving for Greatness

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