Improvement Activities

Schoolwide Initiatives  
All 2016-17 School Professional Development revolves around RTI (Response to Intervention):

Grade-Level teams regularly meet to define/refine essential learning standards
School-Wide intervention block
STAT (Student Teacher Assistance Team)
SRC (Student Review Committee) Tier 3
CSIP (Comprehensive School Improvement Plan) Monthly Leadership Team Meetings
PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
GLAD (Guided Language Acquistion Design)
CETA (Changing Education Through the Arts)

Targeted Sub Group - LAP Students
Utilization of standards-based intervention curriculum - SRA Phonemic Awareness, Phonological Awareness, Language for Learning, SIPPS, Rewards, etc.
Read Well double dose
Pull-out Intervention
Progress monitoring - team meetings

Parent, Family, and Community Involvement
Our school strives to engage with the community (PSD School Board Direction – Communication, Engagement and Involvement).  Specific examples/plans of this parent and community engagement can be found on the school’s annual performance report by clicking here.

Use of Technology
Technology is a primary tool to facilitate instruction and these tools have a positive impact on student learning. Technology also allows our school to communicate effectively with parents through a variety of innovative means. We also use various district software applications for student intervention as we continue to develop Response to Intervention (RTI) systems in our school.

We use the following software applications for this work:

  • Presence: Contains teacher instructional materials and guidelines; communication for parents, and student access to instructional materials.
  • STAR Reading and Math Assessments: Diagnostic assessments to provided benchmark indicators on student performance in reading and math.
  • PerformancePLUS: Repository for all state, district, and building assessment data; data available to analyze student performance by school teams.
  • SchoolMessenger: Communication tool to inform parents on important school information and student learning events.