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School Improvement Plan

TACOMA SCHOOL DISTRICT

School Improvement Plan

2016-2017

 

Building: Meeker Middle School

 

Improvement Goal: Academic Excellence

 

Target Area: Reading- Throughout the school year reading techniques will be taught by all classes. Specifically AVID strategies will be used though our advisory classes to teach student-reading techniques. Those same strategies will then be used throughout the building.

Target Area: Mathematics- Students needing assistance will be identified by their teachers and support will be provided through tutoring opportunities.

 

Target Goal: The number of students (As measured by the I-Ready test) will increase after each I-Ready test given.

 

IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES/ACTIVITIES

What strategies are you using to achieve the academic excellence goal, the collaboration goal, or the safety goal?

 

TIMELINE

When will this activity begin and end?

 

WHO IS

RESPONSIBLE?

Who will provide the leadership for this activity?

 

RESOURCES/

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NEEDED

What are the existing and/or new resources that will be used to accomplish this activity?

 

MONITORING

PROGRESS

What ongoing FORMATIVE or SUMMATIVE evidence will be gathered to show this activity is making a difference in student learning?

 

Reading- Students will improve their academic skills in reading comprehension through their language arts classes and school-wide AVID practices.

At the start of the year students will be instructed in AVID strategies that will be reinforced through all curricular areas. Additionally, student progress will be monitored using i-Ready.

Language Arts teachers and IC will monitor the I-Ready scores when entered into Performance Plus; AVID Coordinator; Administration

A functional process to enter scores needs to be created and implemented; development of the score reporting process; continued support for technology in the classroom.

Administrators will monitor the scores of the test and compile the results for publication to our school community. STEM Committee will develop lessons that support and use AVID strategies.

Mathematics- Students will improve their academic skills in math through their math classes and school-wide STEM practices. Mathematics skills will be used through STEM activities and AVID Tutorials. Math problems will be integrated throughout lessons where appropriate.

Students will be supported in their classes by cluster groups; after school tutoring; student grades and progress will be monitored using district resources and the I-Ready test.

Math teachers will be responsible for challenging students; growth will be monitored through i-Ready; administration will write a grant proposal to support student interventions.

Support for a grant to fund intervention classes; partnership with The Center at Norpoint for after school free tutoring; staff tutoring

Administrators will monitor the scores and i-Ready test results for publication to our school community. STEM Committee will develop lessons that will support Math and use AVID strategies.

Meeker Middle School is focused on decreasing the rate of African American males and Hispanic males achieving at lower levels on District reading and math tests by 10% based on our data.  Strategies we intend to use include monitoring test scores after testing windows are completed/offering available academic interventions, using PBIS practices, establishing a mentorship/club program facilitated by men and women of color on our staff and from the community, and using equity focus activities from District Equity Team meetings with staff.

Monthly monitoring of the grades of  students; PBIS rewards in the classroom

Building Equity Rep and principal will meet to review monthly data; grade level team leaders will also identify students that may need intervention.

Academic interventions through partnerships (The Center at Norpoint); financial support for tutors; Homework Club; Club for Students of Color (Social Justice Project)

PBIS practices will be monitored through the building; monthly grade checks for males of color; The building leadership team will review monthly data with the counselors offering available interventions through grade level team leaders.

All students will create a STEM Project during STEM Project week in Advisory classes. Projects will be shared with the community during student led conferences in the Spring.

Preliminary Projects discussed at October Data Day. Project Guidelines in place and Staff Trained at January Data Day.

All Staff with Advisories; STEM Committee for Project Development

Professional Development at Data Days for Staff; Financing for Project Supplies;

Create a Pre and Post Test for student learning for these projects; Debrief of staff at March Data Day

 


 

Target Area- Academic Excellence- Extracurricular Involvement

 

Target Goal- The number of students involved in extra-curricular activities will increase both in real numbers and in percentages from the start of the year.

 

 

IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES/ACTIVITIES

What strategies are you using to achieve the academic excellence goal, the collaboration goal, or the safety goal?

 

TIMELINE

When will this activity begin and end?

 

WHO IS

RESPONSIBLE?

Who will provide the leadership for this activity?

 

RESOURCES/

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NEEDED

What are the existing and/or new resources that will be used to accomplish this activity?

 

MONITORING

PROGRESS

What ongoing FORMATIVE or SUMMATIVE evidence will be gathered to show this activity is making a difference in student learning?

 

At the start of each sport season and as new clubs are introduced, advisor and coaches will invite students to participate. The Principal and Athletic Director will complete calls home.

For each sport season and semester class there will be a tally. Of participation

Music Teachers

Athletic Director

Club Advisors

Assistant Principal

A survey will be provided to all students to determine possible participation

Assistant Principal and Principal will be responsible for monitoring the numbers. Final analysis will be done in graphic format.

 

 

Target Area: Safety

 

Target Goal: The number of student referrals for disruptive conduct will decrease and feelings of security will improve.

 

IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES/ACTIVITIES

What strategies are you using to achieve the academic excellence goal, the collaboration goal, or the safety goal?

 

TIMELINE

When will this activity begin and end?

 

WHO IS

RESPONSIBLE?

Who will provide the leadership for this activity?

 

RESOURCES/

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NEEDED

What are the existing and/or new resources that will be used to accomplish this activity?

 

MONITORING

PROGRESS

What ongoing FORMATIVE or SUMMATIVE evidence will be gathered to show this activity is making a difference in student learning?

 

Disruptive Conduct Suspensions will decrease by using redirection and additional Positive Intervention Support and partnerships with parents.

Throughout the school year

Entire staff and school supervisors

An Introduction to positive behavior systems needs to occur with PBIS throughout the year

Monthly reports will be given to the staff about discipline issues.

The climate survey will show an increase in the feeling of safety around the school for students, parents and teachers.

This is a one time per year climate survey

School Administration will monitor monthly suspension data

Continuance of the climate survey and publication of discipline totals to school community.

Research and Evaluation will provide the data to the principal for his dispersal of the data to all of the community members of Meeker.

 

Target Area: Partnerships

 

Target Goal: The number of business partners, parental partners and community participation will increase. Additionally the principal will submit grants to support student learning. Positive responses on safety will increase in all groups by 3%.

 

 

IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES/ACTIVITIES

What strategies are you using to achieve the academic excellence goal, the collaboration goal, or the safety goal?

 

TIMELINE

When will this activity begin and end?

 

WHO IS

RESPONSIBLE?

Who will provide the leadership for this activity?

 

RESOURCES/

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NEEDED

What are the existing and/or new resources that will be used to accomplish this activity?

 

MONITORING

PROGRESS

What ongoing FORMATIVE or SUMMATIVE evidence will be gathered to show this activity is making a difference in student learning?

 

Meeker will continue to seek new members for partnerships and will especially concentrate on members dealing with STEM education and AVID. This will include organizations supporting Meeker with donations of resources and parent volunteers.

 

Starting in October all staff members will reach out and explore partnership opportunities. Ends April, 2016

All staff are responsible, but ultimately the building principal will be responsible for sharing the partnerships of our building.

Contact with Community Partnerships from the Central Office; Schnitzer Steel; Milgard Manufacturing Engineering Dept.; et al.

Principal will keep list showing partnerships throughout the building including parents, colleges, businesses and major corporations.

Meeker will develop new relationships with college and career ready businesses to provide information to students about options in the future. Additionally, 8th grade classes will focus on College and Career Readiness through the Finance Park Project and the PSAT Pre-Registration. AVID will continue College Speakers and visits to local colleges and universities.

Washington State and DoIT classes will sign up for the PSAT; In the Spring 8th grade students will visit the Finance Park.

8th Grade Teachers and AVID Elective Teachers

Transportation to and from local Field Trips for Post-secondary  opportunity visitations; Extra time for Staff to collaborate for trips

Administration will make sure opportunities are provided to take the students on field trips.

Members of the Meeker staff will practice the characteristics of Culturally Responsive Schools.

 

Once a month activities at Staff Meetings.

District equity representative and ASB leadership advisor

Use of information from district equity team and ASB plan for implementation

Monthly recognition of District Equity Plan and participation by all staff in activities.

Parent responses on climate survey will show an increase in opinions of Meeker Classes showing academic rigor and high expectations.

The annual climate survey will be used

Principal will be responsible for coordinating and publicizing the rigor occurring throughout the building

Climate survey needs to be offered every year.

All staff will support rigorous instruction and use deeper questioning techniques using higher levels of questioning. STEM lessons and higher level thinking skills will be reinforced.

The Flags for our Commons of Cultures will be reviewed.

Every Other Year our ASB will ask students what country they were born in or their parents are born in.

Student Leadership and ASB Advisor

Financial support and SMART team support for purchasing and installing the flags identified

The flags will be adjusted as needed