Presentation on theme: "Heards Ferry Elementary State of the School"— Presentation transcript:
1Heards Ferry Elementary State of the School 2014-2015
2Administrative Staff 2014-2015 Lisa Nash, PrincipalWhitney Shook, Assistant PrincipalLori Dunagan, Curriculum Support TeacherAmanda Futo, CounselorStephanie Soldo, IB CoordinatorAdministrative Staff
3Heards Ferry Elementary Central Learning Community~ The Heart of Fulton County SchoolsSuperintendent- Robert AvossaArea Superintendent- Gonzalo LaCavaArea Executive Director- Kirk Shrum
4Mission StatementHeards Ferry Elementary School’s mission is to challenge and support all students to reach their highest potential.
5Strategic Plan Goals:Increase student achievement at the highest levelIncrease students’ inquiry based learningIncrease student ownership of learning
6Our School Goals This Year: Increase collaboration and communication among teachers by utilizing Professional Learning CommunitiesCreate a positive school climate for teachers, staff, and studentsAnalyze data in order to celebrate successes, plan for instruction, and remediate when necessary
7What are the components of our school? Parent/Teacher/Student CompactIBPBIS/SOARTeam TimeOpen Communication
8What do we look like? 83 Staff Members 49 Certified Classroom Teachers 11 Classified Paraprofessionals23 Support StaffAll staff members are highly qualified and certified in the field that they are teaching
10What is the role of the School Governance Council? Governing body of the school.Approve the school strategic plan and updatesApprove the annual budget recommendationsManage the Request for Flexibility processParticipate in hiring of the principal, in the case of a vacancyProvide annual feedback on principal performance
11School Governance Council 3 parents/guardians elected by the parents/guardians with children enrolled at the school2 teachers elected by school employees2 school-based employees appointed by the principal2 community members nominated by the principal and approved by the School Governance CouncilThe principal (non-voting)
12IB Mission StatementBecoming responsible citizens in a global community developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect!
13Learner Profile & Attributes We must work together to develop these character traits and instill these attitudes.
14What does our curriculum look like and what tests do we give at Heards Ferry Elementary? Georgia Milestones (3rd-5th)ITBS (3rd and 5th)Common Assessments (K-5)Fountas and Pinnell (K-5)G-Kids (Kindergarten)ACCESS (ESOL)STAR Reading and STAR Math (K-5)SLO (student learning objectives) PK- 3rd
15What will you see throughout our building during and after school? Differentiated InstructionSmall GroupsCommon Formative AssessmentsComputers in every classroomPromethean White BoardsData, Data, Data!Higher Order QuestioningEngaged StudentsEssential Questions/ I Can StatementsAfter School ActivitiesHands on ActivitiesCooperative LearningSOAR- School wide discipline planStandards-Based report cards in 2nd– 5thProgress Skills Checklist in K and 1stCommon Core Georgia Performance Standards in ELA , Reading, Math, Science and Social StudiesStar ReadingStar MathBalanced LiteracyAssessmentsReading EggsIXLFASTT MathProfessional Learning CommunitiesExtended day 2 times a week which provides tutorial and enrichment for grades 2nd-5th (Jan-May)Team Time every day from 7:40- 8:10 to enrich and extend curriculum for studentsWhat will you see throughout our building during and after school?
16Response to Intervention (RTI): The Georgia Student Achieve Pyramid of Interventions Tier 4Tier 3 – SST Driven LearningIndividualized StrategiesResearch based strategies targeting a specific area of concern4-5 times weekly for 30+ minutesTier 2 – Needs Based LearningIn addition to Tier 1, targeted students participate in research based interventionsAdditional small group instruction for selected individuals (3-5 times weekly for minutes)Tier 1- Standards Based Classroom LearningDifferentiated instruction guided by frequent formative assessment.Multiple options for taking in informationMultiple options for making sense of the ideasMultiple options for expressing what they knowMultiple arrangements and settings to foster engagement and relevanceTier 41-5% of Students5-15% of Students80-100% of Students
17Heards Ferry School Rules SOARHeards Ferry School RulesS – Safe (follow procedures, keep hands and feet to self)O – Outstanding (be a good example, be helpful, stay organized and neat)A –Accountable (be prepared, be responsible, be attentive)R – Respectful (raise your hand, follow directions the first time, use appropriate language and tone, respect teachers, self, and peers)
18Motivators Praise by the teacher/s SOAR Points Tickets Individual and ClassFun Friday for individualsTeams working to earn rewardsRecognized on the morning news showRecognized in the school newsletterPositive Office Referrals by AdministrationBreakfast of ChampionsStudent of the Week Certificates
19What is on Home Access Center? Student information from teacher grade books and data entered by administratorsAttendanceDisciplineTranscriptsSchedulesTest ScoresReport CardsRegistration informationClasswork – assignments, tests etc…(grades 2-5)To vote for SGC candidates
20Communication Conferences Phone calls Emails Agendas/daily folders Thursday foldersNewsletters- school and grade levelSchool MessengerSchool websiteEagle Alliance websiteClassroom teacher page on EA websiteEdmodoCommunication
26Math CRCT Results 92% 96% 75% Students 3rd 4th 5th Percentage of Students who met or exceeded3rd92%4th96%5th75%
27Math CRCT Results Students 3rd 69% 4th 71% 5th 75% Percentage of Students who exceeded3rd69%4th71%5th75%
28Reading- 98% English/Language Arts – 97% Mathematics – 92% Science – 91% Social Studies – 93% Highlight – In math, 48% of the 3rd graders exceeded the standard by scoring level 3.Grade 3 – CRCT Results
29The percentage of students exceeding in ELA increased from 68% to 71% GRADE 3 HighlightsThe percentage of students exceeding in ELA increased from 68% to 71%The percentage of students who exceeded in Science increased from 69% to 75%.
31GRADE 4 Highlights4th saw a gain in meets/exceeds in every subject except Social Studies where they remained the sameThe percentage of students exceeding increased in every subject except Math and Science
32Reading – 99% Language Arts – 99% Mathematics – 96% Science – 94% Social Studies – 94% Grade 5 – CRCT Results
33GRADE 5 HighlightsThe percentage of students exceeding increased in every subject except in Science and Social StudiesThe percentage of students exceeding in Reading increased from 64% to 74%
34Parental Involvement…how can you be involved? Volunteer in the classroom or schoolScience DayAttend Curriculum NightCommunity involvementSchool Governance CouncilJoin EdmodoJoin Eagle Alliance: Raises funds for HFES
35Eagle Alliance Funding Science Volunteer in the Science LabMaterials and suppliesTechnology (I pad carts and technology programs- IXL, FASTT Math, AR, Reading Eggs)Professional Learning for staff (Writing, PBIS and PLC)Agendas/Thursday FoldersPaperOdyssey of the MindMath Online LeagueWeekly ReadersScience WeeklyPoster Maker
376:45-7:30- Session with the teachers AnnouncementsUpdated Contact InformationComputers available to join Eagle Alliance website, EA teacher pages, Edmodo and volunteer information6:45-7:30- Session with the teachersIf you need to sign up to be a volunteer, please go to the computer lab to register.
38The Eagle Alliance Heards Ferry Discretionary Budget Approximate cost to provideprogramming and academic supportat Heards Ferry per year: $300,000Approximate fundingprovided by Fulton County: $160,000___________SHORTFALL: = $140,000PER-STUDENT COST$140,000/700 STUDENTS = $200 per STUDENT
39PROGRAMS + EVENTS FUNDED/ORGANIZED by THE EAGLE ALLIANCE Science Lab • Daddy/Daughter Date Night • Six Plus One Traits of Writing Program • Mother/Son Date Night • Fall Family Festival • School Store • Sneak Peek • Spirit Wear • Talent Show • Spirit Nights • Book Fair • Hands on Heards Ferry Day • Building Maintenance • Grounds Maintenance • RSVP Security System • Carpool • Teacher Appreciation Events • New Family Events • School Calendar • Website Maintenance • Field Day • Science Day • VIP Day • International Day • Media Center Programming • Yearbook • Music Programming • Professional Development • Paper • Curriculum Nights • Positive Behavior Intervention System • Field Trips • Printer Cartridges • Special Education Support • Teacher Mini Grants • Classroom Stipends for Teachers • Drinking Water • First Friday • Art Supplies • Media Center Supplies • Music Supplies • PE Supplies • School Tours • Odyssey of the Mind • Student Government • Reading Program • Online Math League • E-Library • IXL Math and ELA Program • Learning A-Z • New Math Program • Moby Max • Weekly Readers • Reading Eggs • Science Weekly …and more.