Shared Beliefs and Values All students can achieve. Quality teaching is the key to student success. Focus on learning not just teaching. Strive for perfection to reach excellence. All teachers must be teachers of 21 st century literacy skills. Effective leadership skills are essential in and out of the classroom for creating 21st century schools.
High Expectations for All Raise Westest scores three percent for all subject areas. Actions step include: Build relationships with students Use of Interventionists Second chance opportunities After school tutoring Saturday school enrichment Review of data weekly Acuity/Benchmark, and reteach according to data.
Principal – Mr. Mike Wilkinson Vice Principal – Mr. Eric Eskew Vice Principal – Mr. Sam Whitt Counselor – Mr. Matt Anderson
Principal Leadership Leadership Team Meetings Weekly Open-door policy Relates professional standards
School Teams and Councils Grade level teams meet with the following days: Data Interventionist day Discipline day Cross curricular day Student and parent conferences Professional Learning communities Monitoring of student grades
Teacher Leadership Professional Learning Communities Piloting Apangea Website Beginning Teacher Academy Team Meetings Leadership Team Faculty Senate
Student Leadership Students at East Bank Middle School Have: Raised Money to Contribute to Local Family Made Homeless by Fire. Contributed to Food Baskets for the Community at Christmas. Contributed to Food Drives for East Bank Food Pantry. Contributed to Drive to Raise Money for Funeral Expenses of a Child in Community. Contributed to Money to Prevention of Juvenile Diabetes.
Student Support Services and Family/Community Connections
Marg Heasley East Bank Middle/ Riverside High School
East Bank Middle 116 phone calls 32 home visits 15 parent meetings 56 referrals Family Night Christmas Baskets Clothing Drive for needy families Collaboration with Cabin Creek Pioneer Clinic Weekly meeting with counselor and attendance director Mentoring group related to West Test/ Attendance
New Documentation Referral forms Phone call log forms Home visit log forms Parent meeting log forms
Community Involvement Upper Kanawha Valley Community Meeting Partnering with the WECAN mentoring program Working with CPS workers to coordinate services Developed resource guide to be distributed to parents at each school Collaboration with Belle Womens Club to provide mentoring and incentives to students
Research Surveys have been distributed to all of the schools to determine the best way to approach issues with truancy Why do students miss school? Which of the following would make kids come to school? Opportunities for real-world learning (internships, service learning, etc.) to make classroom relevant Teachers who keep classes interesting Smaller classes with more individual instruction Increase supervision at school to ensure students attend classes Do you believe you will be academically ready to enroll at Riverside High School? Yes No Do you feel that you are academically supported while in school? Yes No Do you feel that you are supported academically by someone when you are not in school? Yes No Do you believe it is important to stay in school, why or why not? How many days do you believe you have missed this school year? __________
SURVEY RESULTS 2011 Which of the following would make students come to school?
Survey Results 2011 cont. Do you feel prepared to advance to the next grade? Do you feel academically supported at school?
Results cont. Do you feel academically supported at home ? Do you think it is important to stay in school ?
Survey Results 2011 cont. Have you missed more that 10 school days for reason other than illness?
Job Plan Hold monthly meetings with counselor and attendance director to discuss students in need of social services or attendance intervention. If possible, will include parents in the meetings to discuss any personal problems or needs they are experiencing. Will also conduct home visits which will provide insight in possible interventions needed. Meet weekly with attendance director, counselor, and/or principal(s) to discuss high risk children. Supply teachers and staff with a referral system to adequately meet familys needs with home visits. Form collaborative partnerships with area businesses to develop resources in response to community needs. Distribute fliers monthly to update and involve the community Attend school events, parent nights, and PTO meetings to make connections with families and provide additional support Maintain a group for targeted students to encourage them improve attendance and academic performance Maintain ties with community organizations that are willing to provide social services (counseling, mentoring, housing) to the schools and their students/families.
Job Plan Cont. Continue to research children/family needs in the community and provide creative ways to meet these needs (this may vary from school to school) Attend meetings in the schools when necessary (ex: IEP, 504, SAT, Monitoring Meetings) Follow up with families on a weekly basis for children who have a continual attendance issue. Discuss academic and personal challenges as well as potential career options Maintain relationships with students and families in an effort to pair their needs with identifiable resources available to them in the community. Provide additional support, as needed, to students who have been in alternative settings and are transitioning back into their home school. Provide services for students and families in need to facilitate the home/ school relationship
Future Planning Support groups for parents Information sessions for parents Bring your parents to school Student led conferences Incentives for attendance High School/ Middle School Mentors Parent Blogs for each school Business Fair
Student Personal Development Counselor Nurse Cabin Creek Clinic Assemblies on Student Choices and Tobacco Usage Team and Student Conferences
Parent and Community Partnerships Thanksgiving Food Baskets to Needy Families Christmas Gifts to Needy Students East Bank Food Pantry Veterans Day Assembly Open House Step Up Day Family Night Student Christian Group Working on Low Income Housing in Our Community
Professional Development Beginning Teacher Academy Professional Learning Communities Smartboard Training DOK Training County Professional Opportunities TI-Nspire Webinars TI Users Group Professional Organizations
Teacher Collaboration Daily Team Meetings School Improvement Council Leadership Team Meeting Faculty Senate
Data, Information Systems, Technology Tools and Infrastructure Acuity Apangea Benchmarks Skills Tutor SRI SMI WV Writes
Focused and Coherent Plan Establishment of SMART goals to align with Strategic Plan Professional Development Team Meetings Leadership Meetings
SMART GOALS SIXTH GRADE Reduce Student Failures in Core Classes by 3% each Nine Week Period Increase Percent of Students Scoring at 75% on Classroom Assignments by 3% each Month Increase by 3% each week the Number of Students Scoring at 80% or more on Acuity Lessons.
ACTION PLAN SIXTH GRADE Build relationships with students Use of Interventionists Second chance opportunities After school tutoring Saturday school enrichment Review of data weekly Test Talks Acuity/Benchmark, and reteach according to data.
SMART GOALS SEVENTH GRADE Student failures in core classes will reduce by 3% each 9 weeks. The percentage of students scoring 75% or higher on common math, science, geography, reading and English assessments will increase by 3% each month. Increase by 3% the number of students scoring 80% or higher on the Acuity math and reading/language arts benchmark assessments and lessons every other week.
ACTION PLAN SEVENTH GRADE Build relationships with students Use of Interventionists Second chance opportunities After school tutoring Saturday school enrichment Review of data weekly Test Talks Acuity/Benchmark, and reteach according to data.
SMART GOALS EIGHTH GRADE Student failures in core classes will reduce by 3% each 9 weeks. The percentage of students scoring 75% or higher on common math, science, geography, reading and English assessments will increase by 3% each month. Increase by 3% the number of students scoring 80% or higher on the Acuity math and reading/language arts benchmark assessments and lessons every week.
ACTION PLAN EIGHTH GRADE Build relationships with students Use of Interventionists Second chance opportunities After school tutoring Saturday school enrichment Review of data weekly Test Talks Acuity/Benchmark, and reteach according to data.
FUTURE PLANS TIS Position Filled to Help Support Teachers Goal Setting and Data More Family Nights Student Data Notebooks Data Walls Vertical Teaming With Feeder Elementary Schools Whatever It Takes To Change!!!!!!
Monitoring for Results Acuity Benchmarks Reteach Second Chance Opportunities Apangea WV Writes