Presentation on theme: "Collettsville K-8 School Blue Ribbon School. Demographics School Ethnicity 4 % Hispanic or Latino 96 % NOT Hispanic or Latino School Race 97 % White.2."— Presentation transcript:
Demographics School Ethnicity 4 % Hispanic or Latino 96 % NOT Hispanic or Latino School Race 97 % White.2 % Black or African American 1.5 % Asian 1.3 % More than one race reported
Demographics contd Student Enrollment: Kinder: 351 st Grade: 292 nd Grade: 32 3 rd Grade: 35 4 th Grade: 455 th Grade: 34 6 th Grade: 45 7 th Grade: 48 8 th Grade: 53 Total: 356Attendance: >95% Title I School 55 – 60% Free and Reduced Meals Composites for 2010-11: Reading 87.4% -- Math 96.7% -- Science 97.7% -- Overall 93.1%
Instructional & Enrichment Programs Online study programs: Study Island, Brainchild, Renaissance Place, Accelerated Reading, Accelerated Math, Virtual Public School for High School courses (Earth/Environmental Science & World History) High School level course in Algebra I Library has over 10,000 books available to students with over 34,000 books circulated last year and over 32,ooo AR quizs passed Special programs include: AIG, Music, Band, Guitar, Computers, and Media Enrichment opportunities include: Girls on the Run, Girls on Track, Elementary Battle of the Books Team, Middle School Battle of the Books Team, Digital Photography Club, Honor Society activities, Middle School Model UN Program, Duke University TIP program, Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, Student Government Association Activities, Fitness is Fun Recess Activities, MathCounts, and TRIO Data programs utilized by teachers and administration to inform programming: DIBELS, ClassScape, EVAAS, and TetraData
Challenge Paradox How our challenges lead to our strengths.
Challenge Paradox Challenge Rural School Strength Builds Community
Challenge Paradox Challenge Limited Resources Strength Extra Funding through Title I The Giving Spirit of our Community
Challenge Paradox Challenge K-8 = 9 grades one building Planning Curriculum Resources Strength Smoother Transition to Middle School Opportunity of Vertical Alignment
Challenge Paradox History of a Community School Challenge Helicopter Parents Taking Ownership to a New Level Prejudices and Biases Strength Knowing the children and families on an intimate level Being able to respond quickly to needs and supporting the whole child
Best Strategies for Student Achievement at Collettsville School High expectations communicated to both students and parents and consistently maintained in the classroom Spending time working individually with students Positive relationships with parents and working with parents to ensure that students complete their work Willingness to work together as a team makes our student achievement so high Working with parents and letting them know what we are studying as well as problems a child might be having
Best Strategies for Student Achievement contd When the previous teacher informs you of student's strengths and weaknesses, then you can build from there for each student's personal goals I make my students correct papers when they do not do something correctly Time spent one on one with students or through peer tutoring Consistency and Communication Using a variety of teaching styles to meet the learners where they are so they can advance
Best Strategies for Student Achievement contd Combining new ideas with well proven ones Support from parents on discipline issues Vertical alignment of the curriculum Inquiry-based learning activities Peer tutoring/cooperative grouping Integration of subject areas
The 4 Cs of 21 st Century Skills * Collaboration *Communication *Critical Thinking *Creativity
Communication Administrative Leadership Use of Instructional Facilitator Newsletters Website Parent/Teacher Communications PTO Meetings/Programs
Creativity Pioneers and Piloting Art and Science of Teaching Flexibility Thinking Outside the Box
Critical Thinking Direct Instruction Math and Science Investigations Product Based Learning Interdisciplinary Planning Data Analysis Cross-Grade Level Activities
Collaboration K-8 ER Days Letterland Play with the high school and feeder elementary schools. Spanish classes taught by Spanish II high school students. Skyping between middle schools regarding the Holocaust Grade Level Meetings PLC Meetings Partnerships with PTO, Food Lion, Blue Ridge Membership Corporation, PolyChem, ASU Partnership, and World View.
Collettsville School National Blue Ribbon School North Carolina Honor School of Excellence National Title I Distinguished School Nominee 2010-11 National Recognition as Gateway to Technology School in the Project Lead the Way Program Made Adequate Yearly Progress on NCLB goals in 2010-11 Caldwell County Middle School Battle of the Books Champions 2010-11 Conference Champions in Soccer, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, and Volleyball Advanced Band received Superior Rating at NC Bandmasters Association State Festival
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