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State Of The School

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State Of The School

  1. 1. Firgrove Elementary School Magnify Our Strengths 2007-2008 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. Our Firgrove Mission <ul><li>Together as a community, we will build an educational foundation to help all learners realize their full potential and achieve their hopes and dreams. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Puyallup School District’s 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>K-12 program for academically talented students. </li></ul><ul><li>Remediation/intervention model. </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary magnet program. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Goal 1.2 </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate incremental continuous improvement by annually decreasing the number of students not meeting the reading and math standard by 10%. </li></ul>Student Achievement
  8. 8. <ul><li>1. What is it we expect students to learn? </li></ul><ul><li>How we know when they have learned it? </li></ul><ul><li>How will we respond if they don’t learn it? </li></ul><ul><li>How will we respond if they already know it? </li></ul>Student Achievement
  9. 9. Firgrove Elementary School <ul><li>Professional Development that focuses on student learning including: </li></ul><ul><li>- Student Engagement Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>- Math Lesson Design & Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>- Science Lesson Design & Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>- Writing </li></ul><ul><li>- “Professional Learning Community” researching and implementing current practices to establish a PLC at Firgrove </li></ul><ul><li>- Responsive Classroom Training sponsored by PTA and community grants </li></ul>Student Achievement
  10. 10. Firgrove Elementary School <ul><li>Collaborative Teaming: </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers working in grade level teams analyzing student work, progress monitoring and assessment outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>Researching current practices and taking risks to improve student achievement through implementing strategies learned – ie. “Walk to Read” </li></ul><ul><li>Developing and maintaining “class profiles” that include current assessment information to adjust instructional practices on a regular basis. </li></ul>Student Achievement
  11. 11. FIRGROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2006-2007 WASL Data Student Achievement
  12. 12. WASL Reading 2005-07
  13. 13. WASL Math 2005-07
  14. 14. Grade 4 WASL Writing Performance
  15. 15. Grade 5 WASL Science Performance
  16. 16. Equity & Equal Opportunity
  17. 17. <ul><li>Goal 2.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Continue implementation of an evaluation system for administrators, and research and design an evaluation system for certificated staff for implementation in 2007-2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 2.2 </li></ul><ul><li>Implement an articulated professional development program and train staff in support of the 2006-2008 goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 2.3 </li></ul><ul><li>Increase culturally competence system-wide. </li></ul>Equity & Equal Opportunity
  18. 18. Firgrove Elementary Initiatives Equity & Equal Opportunity <ul><li>All teachers trained in REACH training and will implement curriculum throughout the school year. </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity committee is developing goals for language integration for multiple language backgrounds. </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to develop procedures and systems for all families that will meet a broader range of needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Interested in serving on our district parent committee to support initiatives related to equity and equal opportunity? Join IMPACT! </li></ul>
  19. 19. Effective Communication
  20. 20. <ul><li>Goal 3.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Implement and align policy and appropriate resources supportive of the 2006-2008 goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 3.2 </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen communications between schools and parents including the engagement of parents in the schools Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP). </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 3.3 </li></ul><ul><li>Continue the implementation of the district’s communications plan including the development of strategies to communicate the need for new schools. </li></ul>Effective Communication
  21. 21. Firgrove Elementary Initiatives <ul><li>We are committed to at least bi-weekly newsletters for all of our families. </li></ul><ul><li>Grade level color coded systems </li></ul><ul><li>Timely communication from staff. We remain committed to respond to your correspondence within 24 hours. </li></ul><ul><li>Website up and running! </li></ul><ul><li>New bulletin boards </li></ul><ul><li>School Messenger </li></ul>Effective Communication
  22. 22. Firgrove Elementary Initiatives <ul><li>Monthly PTA/staff collaborative newsletter titled “Hawk Talk”. </li></ul><ul><li>Friday Bulletins </li></ul>Effective Communication
  23. 23. Accountability
  24. 24. <ul><li>Goal 4.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Examine facility needs for 2006-2010 and develop a funding plan in order to provide students a safe, appropriate, and equitable physical learning environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 4.2 </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the results of the Technology Study, implement phase one of the Technology Plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 4.3 </li></ul><ul><li>Open new or relocated facilities as scheduled including Carson & Edgerton Elementary, Kalles Junior High, and the Information Technology Center. </li></ul>Accountability
  25. 25. <ul><li>Goal 4.4 </li></ul><ul><li>Develop, implement, and communicate a process for decision-making throughout all levels of the district. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 4.5 </li></ul><ul><li>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
  26. 26. Firgrove Elementary Initiatives <ul><li>Parent Survey Highlights </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 08’ Survey </li></ul><ul><li>School Leadership Team-parent representation </li></ul><ul><li>Principal’s Tea </li></ul>Accountability
  27. 27. Firgrove Elementary School Magnify Our Strengths 2007-2008 Strategic Directions & Goals Puyallup School District

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