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1 Baumholder Middle/High School Overview Mr. Joseph Malloy, Principal Mr. Richard Jimenez, Assistant Principal February 04, 2014

2 SCHOOL’S PURPOSE DoDEA/BMHS Mission/Purpose: Educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world. District/BMHS Vision/Direction: Standards based ~ Data Driven ~ Student Focused ~ Highest Student Achievement

3 STUDENT-FRIENDLY GOALS Goal 1: Students will understand a variety of texts in all classes by using critical reading strategies. Goal 2: Students will improve problem-solving skills in all classes by following a variety of strategies.

4 School Demographics

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23 AP Success Leads to Accolades Number of AP Courses# Courses OfferedEnrollment *68 *7 on campus plus 1 Virtual School and 1 Telepresence

24 Comprehensive Assessment Plan Where we are… Where we want to go…

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28 Examples of Data Use Placement –AP potential through PSAT –AVID –Math department – doubling up math courses –Math and Reading Labs –ESL –Honors –SPED

29 Examples of Data Use Diagnostic –SPED, ESL Growth –NCEs for student growth –Cohort for school growth trends [With so few students in cohorts groups, this is difficult to do now. The main reason is that 15 students does not provide reliable data.] –SRI Study of curriculum –PSAT SOAS study –TN “blue book” study –Curricular alignment with goals –EOC History Exam

30 TerraNova, 2nd EditionTerraNova, 3rd Edition Reading Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Lang Arts Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Math Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Science Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Social Studies Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter

31 TerraNova, 2nd EditionTerraNova, 3rd Edition Reading Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Lang Arts Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Math Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Science Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Social Studies Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter

32 TerraNova, 2nd EditionTerraNova, 3rd Edition Reading Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Lang Arts Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Math Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Science Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Social Studies Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter

33 TerraNova, 2nd EditionTerraNova, 3rd Edition Reading Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Lang Arts Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Math Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Science Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Social Studies Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter

34 TerraNova, 2nd EditionTerraNova, 3rd Edition Reading Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Lang Arts Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Math Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Science Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Social Studies Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter

35 TerraNova, 2nd EditionTerraNova, 3rd Edition Reading Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Lang Arts Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Math Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Science Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Social Studies Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter

36 DoDEA Customer Satisfaction Survey 2011 Bullying was mentioned as a concern. To address the concern: Community-wide comprehensive anti-bullying plan Expansion of reporting systems Ongoing training for staff and students on appropriate responses and prevention

37 Shared Leadership Structure Professional Learning Teams (PLT) –4 PLT Chairs are SILT members with admin., CSI Chair, and Data Chair. Departments –Reduction in staff has lead to just 3 departments, STEM, Language Arts, and Social Studies

38 “Institutionalized” School Culture Culture of rigor Each student is scheduled according to passions and needs. A continuously growing AP culture Support systems in place for all needs of students –Administrative Support Group (ASG) for students with Ds/Fs –Academic Coaching during seminar –Math and Reading Labs –SAT Prep Class –ASACS Counselor; MFLC Counselor; Behavioral Health Counselor

39 Exemplary Programs Targeted Subgroups –Reading Class –Math Support Class –Study Skills Class Rigorous Program Offerings –AVID –“Doubling Up” Algebra II and Geometry –Foreign Language and Math for HS credit for middle school students –9 AP class offerings –STEM offerings

40 Exemplary Programs Additional 21 st Century Learning Opportunities Video Production Exploratory Class Video Communications Creative Writing Class Pathways to Careers/Career Practicum Green Technology Robotics and Engineering Applied Technology Computer Aided Design Culinary Arts Computer Applications JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction STEM Fair Career Day eCyber Mission

41 Challenges Dramatic changing and decreasing student population –Not enough of a cohort to be able to do statistical studies –Course and grade level placement challenges –Staffing challenges –Scheduling challenges –Extracurricular challenges –Adding 6 th grade Deployment Community –Last 10 years, there were 5 15-month deployments (affecting 85% of students in the school). –Now deployments are unpredictable and ongoing. Encourage a high level of parent and community involvement Increase student involvement in the CSI process

42 Strengths Continuous Improvement is part of our culture. Teamwork and collaboration are focused. Departments working as teams for horizontal and vertical articulation 21st Century Strategies for Improving Professional Practices Focused Leadership Ensures for a Culture of Teaching and Learning Student Success Focused Culture

43 Opportunities Developing Cross-District PLTs using VTC and other technology with a focus on developing common assessments and studying student work Continuing Data Literacy training for all staff Increasing Communication of Data Analysis to stakeholders Developing a system of electronic data notebooks for students and teaching them to make a plan for their goal setting Developing and Refining Grading Practices to reflect student achievement Continuing to prepare our teachers and students for 21st Century Teaching, Leading, and Learning

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46 Summary We are a school that embraces each student and their journey to be the most successful, productive citizens so they are prepared for a world of responsibilities and challenges not yet known…

47 Summary Our Continuous School Improvement Team members will now take you on a tour: Making the AdvancED Standards Come Alive!

48 Standard 1 Purpose & Direction Jeff O’Neil Teacher The school maintains and communicates a purpose and direction that commit to high expectations for learning as well as shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.

49 It is all about students… every single one! Standard 1 Purpose & Direction

50 Mission/Purpose Statement The mission/purpose of Baumholder Middle/High School is to educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world. Standard 1 Purpose & Direction

51 Vision/Direction Our vision/direction is to provide an education for each student that is Standards Based ~ Data Driven ~ and Student Focused ~ for Highest Student Achievement. Standard 1 Purpose & Direction

52 Communication OUTGOING Daily Bulletins Monthly Newsletters Progress Reports School Website Syllabi TWO WAY /Telephone calls Student Agenda Gradespeed Parent Teacher Conferences

53 Direction Caring Environment New Students Transition from Elementary to Middle to High School Rigorous Environment An expectation of excellence No excuses approach Individualized educational plans—not just SPED Standard 1 Purpose & Direction

54 We are here to support the mission of the community. Deployed soldiers should not have to worry about the education of their children. The school should be the stabilizing force in a highly transient community. Standard 1 Purpose & Direction

55 More importantly, we are here to support “the military child.” Recognize the individual needs and diversity of our student population. Fill in the academic gaps created by multiple transitions to new communities. Focus on each child. Standard 1 Purpose & Direction

56 In the end, it comes down to one question for the faculty and staff… Is this the type of school I want to send my kids to? Standard 1 Purpose & Direction

57 Standard 2 Governance & Leadership Isaak Giefer Student Council President NHS President Madison Crowson Student Council Vice-President NHS Vice-President The school operates under governance and leadership that promote and support student performance and school effectiveness.

58 Student Council NHS/NJHS Community Community Mentors Parents Military Command SLO Administration Mr. Malloy & Mr. Jimenez Teachers/StaffSILT Department Chairs Parents SAC PTO Standard 2 Governance & Leadership Students

59 Governance BMHS follows all regulations, policies, and procedures from DoDEA headquarters: Facilities Fiscal management Manpower Logistics Budget Safety and security Staff certification Staff evaluation Required employee trainings (ethics, data security, anti-terrorism, No Fear, etc.)

60 School Advisory Committee (SAC) Installation Advisory Committee (IAC) District Advisory Committee (DAC) Standard 2 Governance & Leadership Community Leadership Partnerships

61 President: Amaryllis Diaz Vice President: Daryl O’Neil Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Supported activities and programs: STEM Fair Math Counts Junior Leadership Seminar School Athletic Programs Future Educators of America MUN

62 BMHS Student Government HS STUDENT COUNCIL Isaak Giefer, President Madison Crowson, Vice-President MS STUDENT COUNCIL Alyssa Salanitro, President Sarah Mijares, Vice-President NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Isaak Giefer, President Madison Crowson, Vice-President NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY Kianarose Irving, President Mariah Rogers, Vice-President Standard 2 Governance & Leadership

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64 Leadership Encourage a culture of collaboration and engaging ALL stakeholders Encourage a positive school climate Strong administrative team: Our Principal and Ass’t. Principal work well together. They

65 Standard 2 Governance & Leadership School Culture: Collaboration and Engaging ALL Stakeholders Collaboration: Vertical collaboration via curricular departments Horizontal collaboration via grade level and specialist teams Support staff (administrator, nurse, counselors, psychologist, ASACS counselor) Student Support Team (SST) Mental Health Team School-wide collaboration via: Professional Learning Teams AVID Site Team Discipline Committee Leadership Team

66 Standard 2 Governance & Leadership Engaging Students Updated student agenda/handbook Daily announcements Student Connection in GradeSpeed Google student accounts Teacher websites (optional) Extracurricular opportunities School assemblies Student awareness of goals School Facebook account

67 Standard 2 Governance & Leadership Engaging Teachers Streamlined faculty and team meetings Ongoing communication via Current and updated teacher handbook Administrator open-door policy Providing teacher leadership opportunities Shared leadership and empowered teachers Professional Learning Teams concentrated on Critical Reading Strategies for the past two years to support goal 1 and Project- Based Learning this year to support goal 2.

68 Standard 2 Governance & Leadership Engaging Parents Open House during first few weeks of school AVID parent meetings Monthly Newsletter Parent Connection (GradeSpeed) Parent Forums PTO-sponsored events SAC (School Advisory Council) Quarterly Awards Assemblies

69 Standard 2 Governance & Leadership Engaging Community Veterans of Foreign War: Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest Guest speakers and study trips for Pathways to Careers ACS presentations School Advisory Council (SAC) NJHS/NHS service projects PTO Hispanic Heritage program performed for community Mentoring Program Career Day Career Practicum

70 Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning Tim Kelly, Heidi Kretz, & Carol Rudd Teachers The school’s curriculum, instructional design, and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning.

71 Goal Selection Process An annual data carousel is organized for the staff, students, and parents to analyze all data for the school. As a result of the analysis, we determine or refine our goals. Current Goals: Goal 1: Critical Reading Goal 2: Problem Solving Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning

72 Goal Selection Process SY Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning

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77 Goal 1: Critical Reading By February 2016, students will improve their performance in critical reading by using critical reading strategies, as measured by: an average 2% annual increase in the percentage of students in the top two national quarters and a decrease in the percentage of students in the bottom national quarter on the TerraNova Reading and PSAT Critical Reading; and an increase in the percentage of students in the top two proficiency levels and a decrease of students in the bottom proficiency level on the Scholastic Reading Inventory.

78 Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning Goal 1: Critical Reading Strategies/Activities  Pre-reading  Summarizing the text  Learning and retaining academic vocabulary  Using sentence starters  Responding to a writing task  Reading the text  Investigating writers' choices  Writing in the margins  Marking the text  Charting the text  Pausing to connect ideas within a text

79 Goal 2: Problem Solving By February 2016, students will improve their performance in problem solving by using a variety of problem-solving strategies, as measured by: an average 2% annual increase in the percentage of students in the top two quarters and a decrease in the percentage of students in the bottom quarter on the TerraNova Math and PSAT Math; and a statistically significant improvement of performances between the pre- and post- tests on the local math assessment. Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning

80 Goal 2: Problem Solving Strategies/Activities UPSEA (Understand, Plan, Solve, Evaluate, Apply) rubric Scientific Methods UPSEC AVID Tutorial OWL ICAN RAFT Engineering Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning

81 School Leaders Monitor and Support Instruction to Ensure Student Success Professional Growth Plans SST Groups: Grade Level, Department, Super SST, AP Team, AVID Site Team Common Access to Meeting Minutes Formal Observations Informal Observations ELEOT Tool Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning

82 Equitable and Challenging Learning Experiences AP Enrollment and course offerings Video Telepresence Offerings Honors Flipped Mastery Learning Support Classes 4-6 Year Plans “Doubling up” Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning

83 Curricular Development DoDEA Standards School Improvement Plan (SIP) Research- and Standard-based Lessons Planning Guides LiteracyTA AP Vertical Teaming Guides AP Instructional Planning Results Horizontal Teaming Assessments Local Assessment: Scholastic Reading Inventory, Back to Basics TerraNova PSAT & SAT LiteracyTA Rubrics Formative Assessments Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning

84 Student Engagement & Instructional Strategies Professional Growth Plans Mastery Learning Project Based Learning Course Critical Reading Course Teacher Requested Professional Development Courses by Educational Technologist Collaborative Learning Differentiated Instruction & Choice in Student Products Modifications & Accommodations Learning Logs Individual and Group Work Logs Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning

85 Collaborative Learning Communities Professional Learning Teams Data Team Initiative STEM Department, Language Department, Histophyartspedition Vertical & Horizontal Collaboration, Intra-District Collaboration School-wide Professional Development Opportunities Informal Discussions of Learning & Best Practices Peer Coaching Utilizing ELEOT Tool Annual AVID Training AP Job Alike Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning

86 Implementation of School’s Instructional Process Syllabus & Instructional Expectations Standards-Based Instructional Planning Exemplars Rubrics Specific & Timely Feedback –Gradespeed –D/F List –AVID Alerts –Academic Coaching Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning

87 Mentoring, Coaching, and Induction Programs Common School Calendar Welcome Orientation for New Teachers Substitute Teacher Training AVID Training Sponsors for New Teachers Atomic Learning School-wide Professional Learning Calendar “New Teacher Training” Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning

88 Engagement of Families Open House & Parent Teacher Conferences CSI Day AVID Family Workshops Monthly Newsletter & Daily Bulletin Parent Representation on Committees Course Fair Career Day Social Media Unit Mentorship Program Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning

89 Student Advocates Student Identification of Teacher Advocate Seminar Scheduling Academic Coaches Athletic Coaches Specialist Programs: AVID, ESL, SPED, Gifted ED Training on Referral Process for Special Needs Guidance Counselor, Social Worker, School Psychologist, ACACS Counselor Expectation for Student Involvement in Extra & Co-Curricular Activities Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning

90 Grading & Reporting of Student Learning DoDEA Grading Scale Teachers’ Grading Policies Defined in Syllabi Gradespeed PLT study – check kdso21 Report Cards & Mid-term Reports Common Rubrics: AP Essay, SAT Essay, LiteracyTA, 6+1 Traits Standards-based Assignments & Projects Mastery-based Learning Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning

91 Continuous Professional Development PLTs Staff in-services & CSI Days DSO Trainings Professional Development calendar Faculty Meetings & Tech Minutes AVID Strategies led by Site Team members Teacher Recertification Requirements Coaching & Extra-Curricular Mandated Trainings Teacher-to-Teacher Strategy Sharing Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning

92 Student Support Services Virtual School & Telepresence Learning Learning Labs SST & Super SST Writing Center Targeted Classes: SPED, ESL, AVID, Gifted ED, SAT Prep Club & Class Counseling Services: PSAT Results, TerraNova Results Data Analysis: AVID Data Analysis Plan & Recruitment, AP Potential, Data Carousel Student BUC BIN Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning

93 Standard 4 Resources & Support Systems Richard Jimenez Assistant Principal Pam Robinson Counselor The school has resources and provides services that support its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students.

94 Faculty is Our Biggest Resource Highly educated faculty –76% master’s or higher Average of 20 years of total teaching experience Average of 8 years teaching at BMHS 100% of faculty involved in professional development activities. Standard 4 Resource & Support Systems

95 Faculty is Our Biggest Resource Multiple certifications Multiple preps Teachers’ advanced degrees Virtual school and Telepresence classes Standard 4 Resource & Support Systems

96 Financial Resources Monetary resources incrementally come from the DSO Extra Duty Compensation –Prioritized for Student Activities –Maximized for School Leadership Roles UFR Money is available as well Standard 4 Resource & Support Systems

97 Professional Development Professional Growth Plans [PGPs] DoDDS Europe Sponsored workshops Online courses Group and One-on-One Technology training by the ET In-house experts Best practices sharing during faculty meetings and CSI meetings BlackBoard Learning Communities District level resources Handouts and instructions through Standard 4 Resource & Support Systems

98 Support Services Counseling ESL Gifted Education Special Education AVID Speech Pathologist School Psychologist Crisis Intervention Team Adolescent Support and Counseling Services (ASACS) Hausmeister & Building Maintenance Transportation Office Standard 4 Resource & Support Systems

99 Safety and Security Policies Visitor passes Security cameras Anti-Bullying Plan Anti-Terrorism training Annual Safety and Security training Annual evacuation drills Bus Safety Training Frequent fire drills Standard 4 Resource & Support Systems

100 Physical Environment Specialized Rooms: Information Center Theater CTE building Culinary Arts Room Science Labs STEM Lab Video Lab JROTC Building includes a Shooting Range Two fitness facilities Standard 4 Resource & Support Systems

101 Technology 2 computer labs in the main building 1 computer lab and 1 mini-lab in the Information Center 6 COWS Every staff and faculty member has a computer Printers, copiers, Snapscans, Ladybugs, Elmos Smartboards in every classroom Students bring personal devices Certified ET on staff and IT available on site VTC Standard 4 Resource & Support Systems

102 Social, Physical, Emotional and Academic Counseling School Counselor Nurse School Psychologist On-site Behavioral Health Specialist (Social Worker) On-site licensed counselor (MFLC) On-site ASACS counselor Community Support Agencies: ACS, FAP, EDIS CYS Seminar teachers Academic and Athletic Coaches Standard 4 Resource & Support Systems

103 School Guidance Counseling Assessment -School assessment plan, special programs Referral -In-house and outside services Educational planning -Course Fair, scheduling, 4 year plan Career planning - Career Day, college counseling Standard 4 Resource & Support Systems

104 Standard 5 Using Results for Continuous Improvement Judy Walter CSI Chair Peter Ward CSI Data The school implements a comprehensive assessment system that generates a range of data about student learning and school effectiveness and uses the results to guide continuous improvement.

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106 Data Discussions Standard 5 Using Results for Continuous Improvement Data analysis is ongoing. Fall Data Carousel January PSAT SOAS carousel SRI, STAMP, ReadiStep District Data Website BMHS Data Wall and BUC BIN Department Meetings PLT Meetings Faculty Meetings

107 Staff Training in the Evaluation, Interpretation, and Use of Data Standard 5 Using Results for Continuous Improvement Examples: Data carousel with guiding questions Analysis of PSAT SOAS Foreign Language STAMP TerraNova Blue Book DSO trainings Staff-produced training videos CSI Days Upcoming training based upon Needs Inventory. Talk to Radley about results and types of training needed.

108 Improvement and Readiness at the Next Level Standard 5 Using Results for Continuous Improvement Formative and summative assessments Continuous formal and informal analysis of student data Vertical teaming with 5 th and 6 th grade teachers Vertical teaming within departments Student Support Teams IEPs

109 Leadership Monitors and Communicates Information about Student Achievement to Stakeholders Standard 5 Using Results for Continuous Improvement Ways to Monitor: Administrative Walk-Throughs Teacher Appraisals GradeSpeed Monitoring Weekly monitoring of D/F list and student attendance Ways to Communicate: Parent newsletters Daily Bulletins Assessment Reports Data Wall Facebook Communication Plan SAC PTO Award Ceremonies s to parents Weekly progress reports via GradeSpeed Quarterly report cards

110 Student Population & Assessments

111 TerraNova, 2nd EditionTerraNova, 3rd Edition Reading Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Lang Arts Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Math Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Science Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter Social Studies Top Two Quarters Bottom Quarter

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116 Happy Sailing! BUC BIN


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