Presentation on theme: "Helms Dual Language Helms Dual Language Magnet offers unique opportunity for each student to: Learn a second language Appreciate other cultures, reaching."— Presentation transcript:
Helms Dual Language Helms Dual Language Magnet offers unique opportunity for each student to: Learn a second language Appreciate other cultures, reaching out to our global society Build lasting connections to others Become biliterate, a truly marketable skill
Two-Way Dual Language Instruction GradeSpanishESL/ English English Ancillary End of Year Assessment PK-Kall subjects, except Science 45 minutes daily English 50 minutes daily PE, Library, Art, Music Tejas LEE (Spanish Reading Readiness) TELPAS -(English Language Learners only) G/T testing-Naglieri Spanish Speakers—Aprenda test in native lang. English Speakers—Stanford test in native lang. 1-2all subjects, except Science 60 minutes daily English 50 minutes daily PE, Library, Art, Music Tejas LEE (Spanish Reading Readiness) High Frequency Word Exam Accountability NRT- Aprenda Second Round NRT- Stanford TELPAS -(English Language Learners only) 3all subjects, except Science 75 minutes daily English 50 minutes daily PE, Library, Art, Music Span. STAAR (Reading/Math) Accountability NRT- Aprenda Second Round NRT- Stanford TELPAS -(English Language Learners only) 4 Reading Language Arts Math Reading Science Social Studies 50 minutes daily PE, Library, Art, Music Span. STAAR (Reading/Math/Writing) Accountability NRT- Aprenda Second Round NRT- Stanford TELPAS -(English Language Learners only) 5 Spanish Literature Social Studies Reading Language Arts Math Science 50 minutes daily PE, Library, Art, Music STAAR (Reading/Math/Scienceience) Accountability NRT- Stanford Second Round NRT- Aprenda TELPAS -(English Language Learners only)
Performance During 2011, the last year of the TAKS test, 100% of Helms Fourth Grade Dual Language Students met state standards on the Spanish TAKS Writing Exam. According to the Battelle For Kids, Value- Added report that HISD uses to rate schools, for Fall of 2012, Helms scored 13 th out of 175 HISD elementary schools in academic growth.
Ancillary Classes Physical Education Library Art/Media Literacy Music
Enrichment Opportunities Writers in the School Art League of Houston - Artbound Media Literacy Laser i3 Science Grant from the Smithsonian Name That Book English and Bilingual Spelling Bees
International Spanish Academy Helms is an International Spanish Academy We have a relationship with the Spanish Consulate -We host a Spanish Language and Cultural Assistant each year. -The school receives authentic educational materials from the Spain -Students are given the opportunities to earn a certificate that recognized both here and in Spain. -There are opportunities for study abroad.
Middle Schools and High School ISAs Burbank Middle School Johnson Middle School Wharton K-8 Reagan High School
Literacy Instruction THE DAILY FIVE A way of structuring reading instruction so that every student is engaged in meaningful literacy tasks. Students receive explicit whole group instruction and then are given independent practice time to read and write independently while the teacher provides focused instruction to individuals and small groups.
DAILY FIVE When it is up and running, students will be engaged in the following activities: – Read to Self – Work on Writing – Read to Someone – Word Work – Listen to Reading
Helms Elementary Vanguard Neighborhood Program Outline Students receive instruction daily from a Gifted and Talented (G/T) trained teacher in the four core content areas language arts, math, science, and social studies. Emphasis on advanced level products using the Independent Investigative Model (IIM) and the Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP)
Independent Investigative Model (IIM) Step 1: Topic: Deciding What to Study Step 2: Goal Setting: Making a Plan Step 3: Research: Discovering Many New Facts Step 4: Organizing: Putting It All Together Step 5: Goal Evaluation: Checking on What Was Accomplished Step 6: Product: Creating Something to Show What Was Learned Step 7: Presentation: Shared the New Knowledge
Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP) 1. Develop a Research Plan 2. Develop and Carry Out Research Design 3. Analyze and Interpret Results 4. Report Findings Through Product and/or Presentation
Wetlands Our Wetlands has been in existence for 12 years and is a Texas Registered Wetland The area is in the process of revitalization through a collaboration with the University of Houston Clearlake and a committee of community members and parents. The goal of this committee is to maintain and improve this environment which includes the wetlands, pond environment and native plant and animal species.
After School Program We provide after school programs from 3:30 – 6:00 pm These after school clubs are offered on a sliding scale. Before school care is also provided for a weekly fee.
After School Program Snacks are provided. Students self-select their clubs according to interest. The clubs offered include: Athletics (soccer, karate), Music (Band, Mariachi, Drumline), Visual and Performing Arts (Media Literacy, Hip-Hop Dance), Homework assistance
Magnet Application Process Parents turn in applications by January 11, 2013 Helms calls the parent for Pre-IPT language testing of the child. Some other magnets and Vanguard Magnets also do Gifted and Talented testing at this time. Students names are put into a lottery. Weight is given as follows: Siblings, In-Zone, Out-of-Zone, Out-of-District. Parents are informed of acceptance/waitlist by US mail postmarked 3/22/2013. Parents need to accept (one school only) by 4/5/ 2013
Meet the Registrar Cynthia Alvarado Applications K and 1 st Grade PK Interest Form