- Central Elementary will ensure high levels of learning for each and every student.
- Central Elementary will ensure high levels of learning for each and every student through collaboration between the student, staff, parents and community.
- High levels of learning for each and every student.
We believe in utilizing the following questions to guide our instruction.
- What is it we expect our students to learn?
- How will we know when they have learned it?
- How will we respond when they don't learn?
- How will we respond when they already know it?
We carry out our purpose by addressing these four questions on a monthly basis. Working towards a GVC, using a multi tiered system of support, collaborating in PLCs and collecting data to make decisions about students' growth are always at the forefront of our planning and discussions.
- Participation with the Reinventing Schools Coalition and our Progress towards a Personal Mastery System. Math will be implemented in fall 2014.
- All K-5th grade classes scored above the national norms on the NWEA MAP Reading and Language tests.
- All K-4th scored above the national norms on the NWEA MAP math test.
- Staff developed PLC groups to work on three areas of building improvement - Student Achievement/Involvement. Staff Community, and Technology.
- Continued focus on a multi-tiered system of support.
- We have high academic and behavioral expectations for all students.
- A safe and caring environment where student involvement is a priority.
- Interventionists are working with our students in math and reading.
- Differentiation of instruction is done at all levels.
- Formative assessment on a regular basis by all teaching staff.
- Grade level PLCs using student data to improve instruction.
- Technology is used to support instruction with projectors and document cameras in every class. Labs are accessible by all classrooms on a weekly basis. iPads are used in all classrooms for instructional purposes.
- Programs to enhance the learning environment include many student involvement activities such as Student Council, Student Safeties, Cafe Crew, and Computer Helpers.
- Math tutoring is an after school program for extended learning.
- A parent involvement program called Watch D.O.G.S..
- Camp Blodgett Club, Talent Show, Girls on the Run, and Family Math Night are school offerings to extend learning.
- Monthly charity contributions using dollar/dress up days. Each grade level gets a month to choose a charity and dress up day.
- Reading Buddies- Lower and upper elementary students paired to help each other with reading and other activities on a regular basis.
- Improved communication including newsletters, school and classroom websites, and twitter.
- District website and app used for parent information.
- Weekly email blasts to parents about upcoming events.
- College reading tutors working with students weekly.
- Specialists in Art, Physical Education, Music, and Spanish.
- Writing scores have increased due to implemented strategies and activities from the School Improvement Plan.