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2 GOALS FOR THE COMMUNITY FORUMS 1.Update the community on the progress and challenges we are facing as we work to achieve our goals on the Transformation Plan 2.Identify and report on the progress of our major goals 3.Present a written quarterly report to the community and post on our district website 4.Provide an open forum for questions and responses from district staff regarding our key next steps on the Transformation Plan 5.Continue our commitment of transparency and open communication about our schools

3 12 PILLARS OF TRANSFORMATION PLAN Pillar #1 Pillar #1 Academics Pre-K-16 Pillar#2 Pillar #2 College & Career Readiness Pillar # 3 Adult & Global Education Pillar #4 Pillar #4 Fine and Performing Arts Pillar #5 Student Services Pillar #6 Pillar #6 Athletics & Student Activities Pillar #7 Pillar #7 Technology Pillar # 8 Pillar # 8 Professiona l Developme nt Pillar #9 Transportatio n Pillar #10 Pillar #10 Student Nutrition & Food Service Pillar#11 Pillar #11 Parent & Community Involvemen t Pillar # 12 School Facilities

4 ACADEMIC AND INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS A.SOPHOMORE STUDENTS SELECTING MAJORS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS REQUIREMENT B.BLUE STREAK UNIVERSITY C.SENIOR YEAR GLOBAL EXPERIENCE D.PROJECT BASED LEARNING E.STEAM INITIATIVE AT THE ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL

5 SOPHOMORE STUDENTS SELECTING MAJORS AS A REQUIREMENT OF OUR COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS STANDARDS Each sophomore will select a major from a dozen different majors offered at Sandusky High School Review handout of majors offered for the School Year Goal of selecting a major is to expose students to college and career opportunities Students will take coursework outlined in their selected major that will culminate in their senior year experience Students will have the option of selecting college courses within their identified major

6 BLUE STREAK UNIVERSITY Students having option to take college credit while in high school Connected with state-wide effort identified as “College Credit Plus” Result of HB 487 signed into law on June 16, 2014 (Signed by Governor Kasich) College credit identified in 15, 30, and 62 credit hour structure Sample of the 15 and 30 semester hour template available for review Earn an Associate’s Degree and High School Diploma simultaneously Student must be enrolled in both college and high school College credit is offered at no cost to the parent Potential to save up to two years of college credit

7 BLUE STREAK UNIVERSITY NEXT STEPS Continue to redefine Academic Pathways for 15 and 30 semester credit courses Create a plan to communicate with parents and students Current identified partners include Bowling Green State University and Lorain County Community College Identify faculty members and delivery systems (onsite, skype, on-campus, blended models, online delivery) Clarify counselor and advisor model Program scheduled for operation for the school year More information available at Parent Summit on March 21, 2015

8 SENIOR YEAR GLOBAL EXPERIENCE Goal is provide a global-based experience for all graduating students from Sandusky High School $500,000 grant from Ohio Department of Education SHS teachers and BGSU faculty working on curriculum for coursework for global content Pilot effort at SHS Students will be required to have one of three global-based experiences International Experience (similar to foreign exchange program) Internship focused on identified major of the student with global emphasis Community service project with global emphasis

9 PROJECT BASED LEARNING (PBL)

10 STEAM INITIATIVE IN SANDUSKY CITY SCHOOLS IN SANDUSKY CITY SCHOOLSELEMENTARY: Project-based Learning foundation for future STEAM iEvolve Citizen Science in grades 3-5, expanding to grades 6-8 this summer STEM in the Park through BGSU Summer Safari opportunities MIDDLE SCHOOL: Project-based Learning foundation for future STEAM Women in Science through BGSU Addition of Arts Exploration course for high school credit

11 STEAM INITIATIVE IN SANDUSKY CITY SCHOOLS IN SANDUSKY CITY SCHOOLS HIGH SCHOOL: Project-based Learning foundation for future STEAM Project Lead the Way Great Lakes Visual and Performing Arts Academy Majors aligned to STEAM professions

12 ELEMENTARY UPDATE PRE-KINDERGARTEN: Kindergarten Readiness Camp Kindergarten Transition New curriculum aligned to Step Up to Quality licensing portfolio KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE SIX: Student-Centered Instruction Increased access to technology through laptop carts Project-based Learning as a foundation to STEAM iEvolve participation in grades 3-5 Summer opportunities for enrichment

13 PARENT AND COMMUNITY ELEMENTS OF THE TRANSFORMATION PLAN A.ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES PLANS B.PARENT AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT C.SCHOOL FACILITIES D.FINE ARTS ACADEMY AT SANDUSKY HIGH SCHOOL

14 ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES PLANS Expansion of the Elementary athletic and activities process is occurring Significant increase in elementary and middle school athletic participation Expanding communication via social media Hired coordinator of elementary athletics Upgrades to SHS gymnasium and basic repairs to Strobel Field Study Tables under review for implementation

15 PARENT AND COMMUNITY INVOLVMENT Parent Summit scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Continued emphasis on partnering with business and faith based organizations Focus on parent training opportunities Surveying parents to get feedback on school progress Parent and community feedback opportunities at school via response cards

16 SCHOOL FACILITIES Lost $58 million dollars School Facilities Bond Issue in November 2014 by a total of 17 votes Reviewing options for next steps Interested in feedback from the community Considerations for 2015 or 2016 OSFC Considerations Utilizing research based findings regarding public input and opinions

17 FINE ARTS ACADEMY AT SANDUSKY HIGH SCHOOL FINE ARTS ACADEMY AT SANDUSKY HIGH SCHOOL Creation of the Great Lakes Performing and Arts Academy at Sandusky High School Fine Arts Planning Team working on curriculum and instructional design Coursework being offered this fall semester Art Exploration course added at 8 th grade In process of developing a 3-year plan for Academy

18 QUESTIONS? Thank You For Your Attendance


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