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Randy Thompson, Principal Marcus Jones, Assistant Principal Debbie Kinard, Assistant Principal Melissa Garrone, Assistant Principal Janet Robbins, Interim.

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1 Randy Thompson, Principal Marcus Jones, Assistant Principal Debbie Kinard, Assistant Principal Melissa Garrone, Assistant Principal Janet Robbins, Interim Assistant Principal Shun Hamilton, NLNS Intern

2 Celebrating over 100 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

3 ‣Enriched Academics & College Preparatory Program ‣Triple “A” Program ‣Academics, Arts, Athletics ‣School within-a-school design ‣Optional Program – Grades ‣Safe and supportive learning environment ‣Active and involved parents & community ‣Exceptional extracurricular activities ‣Preparing the WHOLE child: ACADEMICALLY ARTISTICALLY SOCIALLY EMOTIONALLY PHYSICALLY

4 ‣Dedicated, Highly Qualified Faculty and Staff ‣10 National Board Certified Teachers ‣ Over a Century of Excellence in Education ‣ Strong Parent & Community Involvement ‣PTA ‣Snowden Foundation ‣Snazz Up Snowden Snowden ‣Snowden PTA Website ‣Collaboration with Rhodes College ‣TEAM APPROACH helps build strong, caring relationships

5  Extensive Course Offerings ◦ Enriched English, math, science and social studies for qualifying Optional students ◦ Foreign Languages (Spanish) ◦ Fine Arts ◦ Exploratory (Creative Writing, Facing History, PE, Computer Technology) ◦ High school credit classes for qualifying students (Algebra I, Physical Science, Spanish I) ◦ CLUE offered in 1 st – 8 th grades for qualifying gifted and talented students  Grade CLUE Language Arts  Technology ◦ Computer labs and mobile laptop carts ◦ Smart Boards, Interactive CPS systems ◦ School-wide wireless internet access  Collaboration with Rhodes College

6 OUTSTANDING GUIDANCE TEAM ‣ Bridge to Middle School ‣New Student Summer Orientation ‣ PAWS – Student Recognition ‣ No Bullying Policy ‣ Kindness Counts ‣ Peer Mediation ‣ Career Fairs PK – 8 th ‣ Mentoring ‣ Team Approach ‣ Green Dogs B.A.R.K.

7 GRADES 1 - 5GRADES ENRICHED ACADEMICS READING/CLUE MATH LANGUAGE ARTS SCIENCE SOCIAL STUDIES ENCORE CREATIVE WRITING LIBRARY/MEDIA SPANISH – 3 X week ART PE ORFF MUSIC COLLEGE PREP LANGUAGE ARTS MATH SCIENCE SOCIAL STUDIES 6 TH GRADE – READING High School Credit Courses Algebra I Physical Science Spanish I ELECTIVES BAND CHOIR PIANO ART ORCHESTRA SPANISH PHYSICAL EDUCATION

8 BAND CHOIR ORCHESTRA PIANO SPANISH ART

9 Student Council National Junior Honor Society Beta Club Peer Mediation

10 BOYS AND GIRLS GOLF AND TRACK BOYS AND GIRLS SOCCER & BASKETBALL SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL VOLLEYBALL AND FOOTBALL

11 Flag Corps Mad Science Mighty Sound of Midtown Marching & Jazz Band Cheerleaders Chess Club Debate Team Art Club Mandarin Chinese Drama Club Destination Imagination

12  Bridge Builders  Destination Imagination  M Squared Enrichment Program  Duke University Talent Identification Program  Science Fair  Writing and Speech Contests  Facing History  Reflections Contest  Accelerated Reader  Stanford Math  Stanford LAW  Study Island  Math Lab  Mad Science Club  Foreign Language – Spanish  Before & After School Tutoring

13 Applicants for Grades 1 and 2 ‣ Completed Application ‣ Required to take Optional Schools’ admittance tests ‣Parents will be contacted for Snowden testing dates ‣ Students tested for 1 st grade ‣Minimum score of 80% percent mastery tested February – April ‣Minimum score of 90% percent mastery tested May - August ‣ Students tested for 2 nd grade ‣Must score at or above the 70 th percentile in total reading AND total math ‣ Satisfactory process skills ‣ Meet or exceed standards in academic and support subjects ‣ Meet or exceed expectations in conduct on the most recent report to families/report card ‣ Satisfactory attendance ‣A total of more than 15 absences, tardies to school or to class and/or early dismissals is considered unsatisfactory.

14 Applicants Grades 3 through 8 ‣ Score at above the 70 th percentile on the Reading Language Arts & Mathematics subtests or equivalents on the TCAP or current nationally normed achievement test ‣ Grades 3 -4 ‣ Satisfactory process skills, meet or exceed standards in academic and support subjects, and meet or exceed expectations in conduct on most recent report to families/report card ‣ Grades 5 – 8 ‣Must have all A’s and B’s with no more than one C as a semester average ‣Satisfactory grades in conduct and work habits ‣Satisfactory progress in the non-academic subject areas ‣All of the above must be represented on most recent comprehensive report card ‣ Satisfactory attendance ‣A total of more than 15 absences, tardies to school or to class, and/or early dismissals is considered unsatisfactory.

15 Grade Level Reading/LA Scale Score Math Scale Score Grade 3769 and up771 and up Grade 4774 and up Grade 5773 and up779 and up Grade 6774 and up779 and up

16 If you live in the Snowden District: Parents of students who are in-district and qualify for our Optional Program need to complete the application and submit all proper documentation to Snowden School 1.Completed application 2.Copy of most recent report card 3.Copy of 2011 TCAP scores 4.Verification of address (3 proofs) In-district parents do not need to go through the application process or the in-person application process at the Board of Education

17 If you do not live in the Snowden district there are three ways to apply: 1. Online 2. In Person 3. By Mail

18 1. How do I apply online? To submit an online application: Student must currently attend Memphis City School in grades 1 – 11 (Exceptions: Students attending Campus School or charter schools cannot apply online). Parents or guardians of students who are eligible to apply online can pick up a bar-coded “ticket” application: Monday, January 30, 2012, from 6:30 am until 5:00 pm, or January 31 through February 2, 2012 from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm If you have picked up a bar-coded application: You may submit application online by accessing Optional Schools Web site and selecting Online Application link. Follow step-by-step instructions and obtain online receipt If you complete online application and obtain online receipt you will not need to return to BOE on February 3, In order to use bar-coded application online, the online submission must occur prior to February 3, 5:00 p.m. Note: Online application process is not available if you choose to have your child privately tested or if test results other than 2011 TCAP are submitted. In that case, applications & documentation must be submitted in person or by mail. Out of Snowden district applicants

19 2.When should I apply in person? If you do not have Web access or if you prefer not to submit application online If you choose to have your child privately tested or test results are from a test other than the 2011 TCAP Achievement Test If you child is currently a non-Memphis City Schools student (i.e. county, private school, independent, parochial) or a Memphis City Schools student enrolled in kindergarten, Campus School, or a charter school. You may pick up bar-coded application at the Board of Education Auditorium January 30, 2012, 6:30 am until 5:00 pm or on January 31, 2012 through February 2, 2012, from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm Then, to apply in person: Bring the Application for Optional Schools with all the proper documents (see back of Application for Optional Schools form), on February 3, 2012, between 6:30 am and 5:00 pm to the Board of Education Auditorium After February 3, applications must be submitted in the office of the Division of Optional Schools and Advanced Academics. However, bar-coded “ticket” applications may not be used after 5:00 pm on February 3, Out of Snowden district applicants

20 3.How do I apply by mail? Mail applications for Optional Schools with proper documentation attached to: Division of Optional Schools and Advanced Academics Memphis City Schools/Board of Education 2597 Avery Avenue, Room 106 Memphis, TN Applications received via mail will be processed at end of each workday. Please note that bar-coded applications may be mailed but must be received by 5:00 p.m. on February 3, Bar-coded applications will be processed in numerical order. The last four digits of the bar code number reserve your place “in line”. Out of Snowden district applicants

21  Yes ◦ Use of bar-coded “ticket” applications. ◦ Beginning, January 30, 2012 at 6:30 am, applications with pre-printed bar codes will be available at the BOE Auditorium. ◦ Last four digits of numeral above bar code  Reserves your place in line  Allow you to drop off your completed application or apply online any time before 5:00 pm on Friday, February 3, ◦ Must complete the bottom section of the bar-coded application, detach and submit to Optional Schools staff prior to leaving BOE with application. ◦ Applications with bar codes that are submitted by 5:00 pm on February 3, 2012 will be processed first.

22 Applications are processed on a first-come, first served basis using the following procedures: 1. Sibling Preference for Memphis City qualified students with siblings in the same Optional Program who are maintaining the Optional requirements. A sibling is a brother or sister who lives at the same address. 2. Memphis City qualified students 3. Optional students who currently reside in the county and are currently enrolled in Memphis City Schools 4. County qualified siblings 5. County qualified students 6. Tennessee qualified students 7. Out-of-state qualified students Slots for qualified siblings are held for 20 working days. March 9, 2012 is the last day for sibling preference. When will I find out if my child has been accepted into an Optional School?  Optional Staff will attempt to notify you within six to eight weeks of the first day of the application process.

23  Completed Optional Application  Current Comprehensive Report to Families/Report Card  Copy of last year’s 2011 Achievement Test scores  Proof of residence for in-district students

24 School and District Contacts  Snowden Optional Coordinator Paula Raines  Snowden Principal Randy Thompson  Optional Office Linda Sklar, Director  CLUE Dr. Yelvington, Supervisor

25 Be A Of s omething Great! PART

26 Clubs & Leadership Computer Technology Creative & Performing Arts Sports Sports ENRICHED ACADEMICS and COLLEGE PREP 1-8

27 From Crayons to Credits… join the Snowden FAMILY !


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