Race Brook School

Always Strive to be Your Best!
PBIS – Positive Behavioral Interventions
and Supports
PBIS is a proactive approach to establishing the
behavioral supports...
Respect others
Be Responsible
Safety first
At Race Brook School we treat each other with
Respect. We are Responsible for o...
Cafeteria

I wait politely in line.
I talk quietly and use appropriate
language.
I use good manners.
I follow directions f...
cLASSROOMS
I listen politely.
I raise my hand to
speak.

I keep my hands, feet, and
objects to myself.
I stay in assigned ...
hallways
I walk quietly.
I maintain place in line.
I am polite and I greet others
appropriately.

I stand and wait patient...
Buses
I share my seat.
I keep my hands, feet, and
objects to myself.
I use a quiet voice.

I am on time for the bus.

I us...
ALWAYS STRIVE TO BE YOUR BEST!
SCHOOL-WIDE REINFORCERS

Golden Dustpan award for
cleanest classroom

Golden Plunger award for
cleanest bathrooms
AT RACE BROOK SCHOOL…
Always Strive to be Your Best!
Presentation to the Board of Education
December 10, 2013
Safety First

• Full implementation of Math Expressions Program
• Technology Based intervention programs for students at a...
Safety First

• Implementation of PBIS (Positive Behavioral
Interventions and Supports)
• a proactive approach to establis...
Safety First

• Payton Grande and Anthony Esposito – CAS Evening of the
Arts Award
• RBS Odyssey of the Mind teams compete...
Safety First

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Paugy Back to School Bash for families
New Family Pasta Dinner
Spookapalooza
Family Panca...
Paugy Back to School Party for Families
Father/Daughter Crystal Ball Dance
Family Picnic
Pig Races
Rockin’ Road Race
Safety First

• Donated 50% of proceeds from 5K to the Sandy Hook Elementary
School PTA.
• Food drive for FISH of New Have...
Safety First

Cohort Growth
• The number of sixth grade students achieving the advanced
band in mathematics increased by 2...
Safety First

Students Receiving Support
• 88% of students receiving Tier 2 or Tier 3 reading support
scored at or above t...
Safety First

Student Learning Goal #1
During the 2013-2014 school year 82% of students will at least maintain
yearly grow...
Safety First

• Facilitate data team meetings
• Schedule intervention blocks to meet needs of all
learners.
• Purchase and...
Safety First

Student Learning Goal #2
During the 2013 – 2014 school year, using the Math Expressions Common Core
District...
Safety First

• Create block schedule with built in intervention
times.
• Support data team process; analyze student
asses...
Safety First

Student Learning Goal #3
By the spring of 2014, as measured by the PBIS School Wide
Evaluation Tool we will ...
Safety First

• Attend training sessions with school based PBIS team.
• Teach/model school-wide expected student
behaviors...
Safety First

Respect others
Be Responsible
Safety first

At Race Brook School we treat each other with
Respect. We are Re...
Safety First

Respect Others

Respect Others Be Responsible
Safety First

Be Responsible
Safety First

During the 2103 - 2014 school year the number of surveyed
parents agreeing that they feel they can always co...
Safety First

• Include examples for communicating with the school staff in
Friday blasts and correspondence to families.
...
Safety First

During the 2013 - 2014 school year the number of students
who agree that they feel safe while in school will...
Safety First

• Develop a brief student questionnaire to determine why
students don't feel safe at school.
• Analyze feedb...
Race Brook School Annual Report 2013 2014
Race Brook School Annual Report 2013 2014
Race Brook School Annual Report 2013 2014
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The first 10 slides of this presentation are from a student presentation on PBIS given on December 9, 2013. The slides which follow are Principal Mike Gray's Annual Report also given the same night.

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Race Brook School Annual Report 2013 2014

  1. 1. Race Brook School Always Strive to be Your Best!
  2. 2. PBIS – Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports PBIS is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success.
  3. 3. Respect others Be Responsible Safety first At Race Brook School we treat each other with Respect. We are Responsible for our actions and our learning. By being Safe, we take care of ourselves and others.
  4. 4. Cafeteria I wait politely in line. I talk quietly and use appropriate language. I use good manners. I follow directions first time given.
  5. 5. cLASSROOMS I listen politely. I raise my hand to speak. I keep my hands, feet, and objects to myself. I stay in assigned areas. I speak respectfully. I use kind words. I follow directions first time given. I make good choices. I accept consequences without arguing or complaining. I sit in my chair safely. I use furniture and supplies appropriately.
  6. 6. hallways I walk quietly. I maintain place in line. I am polite and I greet others appropriately. I stand and wait patiently and quietly. I walk slowly. I respect hallway decorations. I face forward. I keep my hands, feet, and objects to myself.
  7. 7. Buses I share my seat. I keep my hands, feet, and objects to myself. I use a quiet voice. I am on time for the bus. I use a quiet voice. I speak nicely to others. I stay in my seat, facing forward. I exit the bus in an orderly way after the bus has stopped. I keep my hands, feet, and objects inside the bus. I keep my feet in front of me, or pointed toward the floor.
  8. 8. ALWAYS STRIVE TO BE YOUR BEST!
  9. 9. SCHOOL-WIDE REINFORCERS Golden Dustpan award for cleanest classroom Golden Plunger award for cleanest bathrooms
  10. 10. AT RACE BROOK SCHOOL…
  11. 11. Always Strive to be Your Best! Presentation to the Board of Education December 10, 2013
  12. 12. Safety First • Full implementation of Math Expressions Program • Technology Based intervention programs for students at all levels • Implementation of Accelerated Reader program. • Mathletics; web based mathematics program. Respect Others Be Responsible
  13. 13. Safety First • Implementation of PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) • a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success. • BOKS (Build Our Kids Success) • Before school exercise program run by parent/teacher volunteers. • 35 minutes of exercise, 5 minute healthy living discussion Respect Others Be Responsible
  14. 14. Safety First • Payton Grande and Anthony Esposito – CAS Evening of the Arts Award • RBS Odyssey of the Mind teams compete at the state competition. • Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge: Top-performing School. • Anthony Esposito, Geography Bee state competition • Mary Foley and Taylor Gourdier: SCASA Superintendent’s Award Honorees • Robert Jaques, Julia LoSchiavo, Madelyn Pickett: Orange Superintendent's Award Honorees Respect Others Be Responsible
  15. 15. Safety First • • • • • • • • • Paugy Back to School Bash for families New Family Pasta Dinner Spookapalooza Family Pancake Breakfast RBS Talent Show Race Brook Rockin’ Road Race 5K Junior Achievement Day Father/Daughter Crystal Ball Dance Mother/Son Scavenger Hunt and Outdoor Movie Night Respect Others Be Responsible
  16. 16. Paugy Back to School Party for Families
  17. 17. Father/Daughter Crystal Ball Dance Family Picnic Pig Races Rockin’ Road Race
  18. 18. Safety First • Donated 50% of proceeds from 5K to the Sandy Hook Elementary School PTA. • Food drive for FISH of New Haven • Book drive to support the Jamie Hulley Children Center and Read Aloud Organization • Collected Can tabs for Shriners Burn Center • Raised $780 for House of Heroes • Collected “Coins for Courage” money for medical expenses for former student • Holiday gift drive to support 21 children in neighboring communities. • Collected old cell phones for women's shelter Respect Others Be Responsible
  19. 19. Safety First Cohort Growth • The number of sixth grade students achieving the advanced band in mathematics increased by 20% during their years at Race Brook. • Sixth grade students attaining goal or above in reading increased by 17% and students scoring advanced increased by 10% during their years at Race Brook. • Grade five students scoring at goal and above in reading has increased 16% since third grade. Respect Others Be Responsible
  20. 20. Safety First Students Receiving Support • 88% of students receiving Tier 2 or Tier 3 reading support scored at or above the goal level. • 89% of students receiving Tier 2 or Tier 3 support in mathematics scored at or above the proficient level. • Students in fifth grade receiving special education support made a 39% gain at the proficient level or better in writing. Respect Others Be Responsible
  21. 21. Safety First Student Learning Goal #1 During the 2013-2014 school year 82% of students will at least maintain yearly growth and 18% of students will improve by one band as measured by the STAR Literacy tool. Rationale: • This reading goal is aligned with the Orange Public School Mission Statement which is to inspire and empower each student to achieve academic excellence and provide powerful academic challenges. • As measured by the STAR Literacy tool in September 74% of students in grades 1 and 2 met the benchmark. • As measured by the STAR Literacy in September 79% of students in grades 3 - 6 grade met the benchmark. Respect Others Be Responsible
  22. 22. Safety First • Facilitate data team meetings • Schedule intervention blocks to meet needs of all learners. • Purchase and implement materials for instruction and progress monitoring. • Professional library of resources closely aligned to CCSS. • Provide professional development and support in ELA. Respect Others Be Responsible
  23. 23. Safety First Student Learning Goal #2 During the 2013 – 2014 school year, using the Math Expressions Common Core District Benchmark 70% of students will master 80% of the benchmark standards. Rationale • This math goal is aligned with the Orange Public School Mission Statement which is to inspire and empower each student to achieve academic excellence and provide powerful academic challenges. • The average score as measured in September by the Math Expressions beginning of year benchmark assessment in grades 1 - 3 was 42% . • The average score as measured in September by the Math Expressions beginning of year benchmark assessment in grades 4 - 6 was 20%. Respect Others Be Responsible
  24. 24. Safety First • Create block schedule with built in intervention times. • Support data team process; analyze student assessment results. • Faculty meeting workshops; differentiated instruction in math. • Scheduling math consultant to support grade level teams. • highlight the use of mathematical practices, with a focus on student discourse. Respect Others Be Responsible
  25. 25. Safety First Student Learning Goal #3 By the spring of 2014, as measured by the PBIS School Wide Evaluation Tool we will improve our implementation average from 45% to 65%. Rationale • Students can benefit from instruction in positive behavior expectations and positive acknowledgments. • The PBIS skill building approach will strengthen the repertoire of social skills for all students at Race Brook School. • PBIS will provide universal best practices and expectations for staff and students throughout the building. Respect Others Be Responsible
  26. 26. Safety First • Attend training sessions with school based PBIS team. • Teach/model school-wide expected student behaviors. • Expected student behaviors & routines are stated positively, defined clearly, and posted throughout the building. • All staff involved directly and/or indirectly in school wide interventions. • Data on problem behavior patterns will be collected and summarized within the PBIS/SWIS system. Respect Others Be Responsible
  27. 27. Safety First Respect others Be Responsible Safety first At Race Brook School we treat each other with Respect. We are Responsible for our actions and our learning. By being Safe, we take care of ourselves and others. Respect Others Be Responsible
  28. 28. Safety First Respect Others Respect Others Be Responsible Safety First Be Responsible
  29. 29. Safety First During the 2103 - 2014 school year the number of surveyed parents agreeing that they feel they can always contact a teacher at their child's school and receive communication in a timely manner will improve form 77% to 85%. Rationale • During the 2012-2013 school year 77% of parents responded that they felt they could always contact their child's teacher. • Additionally, during the 2012 - 2013 school year, 22% of parents felt that they could often contact the teacher at school. • The home school connection is crucial to the success of each student and parents should feel as though they can communicate with a teacher and receive a response in a reasonable amount of time. Respect Others Be Responsible
  30. 30. Safety First • Include examples for communicating with the school staff in Friday blasts and correspondence to families. • Provide opportunities for communication through events sponsored by the Race Brook School PTA. • Publically recognize methods of communicating with the school during assemblies and events. • Include the topic of ‘home/school communication’ in faculty meetings . • One time per month send home a newsletter centered on the topic of the importance of the home/school connection. Respect Others Be Responsible
  31. 31. Safety First During the 2013 - 2014 school year the number of students who agree that they feel safe while in school will increase from 73% to 80%. Rationale • During the 2012-2013 school year only 73% of students said they feel safe in school. • Additionally, during the 2012 - 2013 school year, 26% of students felt safe only some of time. • To establish a positive school climate that facilitates a healthy well being among students and improve student achievement. Respect Others Be Responsible
  32. 32. Safety First • Develop a brief student questionnaire to determine why students don't feel safe at school. • Analyze feedback from questionnaire to develop school wide procedures/lessons that address student fears. • Review/teach procedures for fire drills and lockdowns when students are in non classroom settings. • Implement school wide PBIS program and procedures. • Character recognition assemblies during the year. Respect Others Be Responsible

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