Presentation on theme: "RIDING THE WAVE Have you seen our new website NPSDK12.RI.GOV YOU WILL FIND THE LATEST INFORMATION IN OUR SCHOOL AND DISTRICT TIMES AND PLACES OF MEETINGS."— Presentation transcript:
Have you seen our new website NPSDK12.RI.GOV YOU WILL FIND THE LATEST INFORMATION IN OUR SCHOOL AND DISTRICT TIMES AND PLACES OF MEETINGS FINDING PAST ARTICLES LATEST RESEARCH STUDENTS IN ACTION
The NEW Mission Statement 21 st Century In order to prepare our students to become life long learners in the 21ST Century, the mission of the Dr. Joseph A. Whelan School community is to provide our students with a safe, rigorous, academic environment which not only fosters high proficiency in the language arts, mathematics, science, and technology, but does so in an atmosphere which encourages creativity, spirit of collaboration, higher level thinking, ownership and the development of the unique qualities that every child brings to the table.
Grade 5 Math YearSchoolDistrictState 2009616261 2010666562 2011666462 2012626062 2013546261
Grade 5 Writing YearSchoolDistrictState 2010 Gr 7 386859 2011 Gr 6 735355 20127569 2013817664
Common Core State Standards The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) provide a practical way to prepare children for the challenges of a constantly changing world-by learning step by step the real world skills they need for career and college
ELA (Content area included soc st, science, and tech Building Knowledge through content –rich nonfiction and information texts Reading and writing grounded evidence from the text Practice with complex text and academic vocabulary (rich and rigorous )
Shifts in Mathematics Focus: 2 to 4 critical areas deeply to mastery Coherence: concepts logically connected from one grade to the next and linked to other major topics with the grade Rigor: Fluency with arithmetic, application of knowledge to real life
Grade 4 Science Last year score ( now 5 th graders ) 63 from 35 to 37
Achieving our Mission Priority It is crucial that education be a Priority Please check your child’s folder/homework log etc, to ensure assignments are completed. All students in grade 3, 4, and 5 need to have a reading book of choice at all times. We ask that children read a total of 15 minutes per night.
RIDE Web Site Rhode Island Department of Education http://www.ride.ri.gov
School plans to raise scores Ownership Tuesday Tutoring Increase non fiction classroom libraries Scholastic Members
raise scores School plans to raise scores Tuesday Tutoring High School Tutors Math Drills (number and operations) Stop drop practice Morning math
Teachers are ……. Continuously engaged in Professional Development Committees /Opportunities Continuously engaged in Professional Development Committees /Opportunities We are on many district committees As technology,curriculum, advisory, common core training As technology,curriculum, advisory, common core training Wednesday morning SIT team Wednesday morning SIT team Whelan Forum (community of parents teachers and students ) Whelan Forum (community of parents teachers and students )
SCHOOL SAFETY North Providence Police accompanying with lockdown drills Officer Jones Locked doors outside (per school department ) Green safety badges Crisis Management Team School as well as district Fire drills NP School Department in sessions with NPPD to increase system wide security measures
Whelan Forum Everyone should consider themselves part of the forum It is every parent, teacher, student, and organization that creates a successful environment and creates what we call the Whelan Community Whelan School is now in the process of recruiting new parent forum members. As this program is new we are looking to better communication among the school community. We are looking for one parent to take charge of a homeroom for the 2014 2015 school year.