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Sherman Elementary School

School Improvement Plan 2016-2017

Tacoma School District

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

2016-2017

 

Sherman STEAM Elementary

 

 

IMPROVEMENT GOAL:  ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

 

Target Area: 5th Grade Reading

 

SMART GOAL:

  • 80% of 5th grade students will meet Report Card Standards in Reading on the 3rd reporting period.  Last year’s 5th grade SBA Reading was 70%  . Last year’s 4th grade SBA Reading was 76%.

 

 

IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY

What strategies are you using to achieve the academic excellence goal?

 

TIMELINE

When will this activity begin and end?

 

WHO IS

RESPONSIBLE?

Who will provide the leadership for this activity?

 

RESOURCES

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?

 

 

Classroom Instruction based on High Yield Strategies

 

 

In class interventions

 

 

Out of class interventions

·         LAP

·         Volunteer tutors

·         Communities in Schools-after school club

 

 

 

Data Review and planning

·         Progress Monitoring meetings

·         Data PLC-CCSS, 5D and High Yield Strategies foci

·         Waiver Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

October-June

 

 

 

September-May

 

 

September-June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October-May

 

 

 

 

 

Principal, Coach, Classroom Teachers

 

 

Classroom Teachers

 

 

Jason Wise, CIS staff, volunteers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal

Coach

 

 

 

 

Prof. Dev at Waiver Day, PLCs, staff meetings, progress monitoring meetings

Teacher small group or 1:1 , Para educators

 

LLI, Art room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optional Hours,

Data, notes, read works, Reading Street leveled materials

CCSS, SBA, DRA, iReady

 

 

Walk thru data, staff meeting discussions

 

 

 

Reading Street Unit pre/post, exit slips, Progress Monitoring

 

DRA, PM , iReady

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructional and intervention plans

PLC and Waiver Day agendas and outcomes

 

 

 

  

Target Area: 5th Grade Math

 

SMART GOALS:

76% of 5th grade students meeting Report Card Standards in Math on the 3rd reporting period.  Last year, SBA Math score was 57 for 5th grade.  Last year, SBA Math score was 73 for 4th grade.

 

 

 

IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY

What strategies are you using to achieve the academic excellence goal?

 

TIMELINE

When will this activity begin and end?

 

WHO IS

RESPONSIBLE?

Who will provide the leadership for this activity?

 

RESOURCES

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?

 

Classroom Instruction based on 5D and High Yield Strategies

 

 

 

In class interventions

 

 

 

Data Review and planning

·         Gr level Data meetings

·         Data PLC-CCSS, 5D and High Yield Strategies foci

·         Data Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October-June

 

 

 

 

 

September-May

 

 

 

 

October -June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom Teachers, Principal, Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom Teachers,

Coach

 

 

 

Principal, Coach, Classroom Teachers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Dev at Data Day, PLCs, staff meetings, gr level meetings

 

 

 

 

Teacher designed materials

 

 

 

Optional Hours

ThinkCentral classroom assessments, Data meeting protocols

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk thru data-LT, staff meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Math Expressions Pre/Post unit tests,

Classroom assessments

 

 

 

Data meeting outcomes statements

PLC and Data Day agendas and outcomes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Target Area: Project Based Learning

 

SMART GOALS:

100% of our students will experience at least 3 Project Based Learning units based on NGSS and CCSS during the year.

 

 

 

IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY

What strategies are you using to achieve the academic excellence goal?

 

TIMELINE

When will this activity begin and end?

 

WHO IS

RESPONSIBLE?

Who will provide the leadership for this activity?

 

RESOURCES

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?

 

 

 

 

STEAM Team Leadership development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June-June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August - May

 

 

 

STEAM Team-Julanne Boyd, Uyen Christiansen, Laura Hoffard, Tara Edmond, Anne Tsuneishi, Ron Stanley, Zoe Zachmeier

 

 

 

STEAM Team, Coach, Principal

 

 

 

Student Centered Learning Team hours, District Optional hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEAM Innovation budget, Optional hours, literacy connections

 

 

 

Staff PD at STEAM PLC (5 x year)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PBL timeline document, PBL Family Nights

 

 

 

IMPROVEMENT GOAL:   PARTNERSHIPS

 

Target Areas:

  • Welcoming Environment/Engaged Families and Parents

  • Effective Communication

  • Partners Supporting Student Success

 

SMART GOAL:

We will improve our communication of student progress to parents.  We will improve our scores on Q. 13(67%) and 14 (60%), by 10% in the combined categories or Agree and Strongly Agree.

We had 243 volunteers complete background checks by last spring.  We will increase that monthly average by 10% by the end of the year.

 

 

 

IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY

What strategies are you using to achieve the partnership goal?

TIMELINE

When will this activity begin and end?

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE

Who will provide the leadership for this activity?

RESOURCES  /  PROF DEV NEEDED

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

MONITORING PROGRESS

What ongoing FORMATIVE

evidence will be gathered to show this activity is making a difference in student success?

 

Weekly Updated website and PTSA Facebook page

 

Coffee with the Principal

 

School Messenger

 

Partnership Conferences

Art/LiteracyNight, STEM/ScienceFair,South Sound Regional Science Fair

 

 

SAMI volunteers

 

 

 

 

SCDM-two parent members

 

Communities in Schools-after school clubs, tutors, events

 

Comprehensive Life Resources

 

 

Northend CommunityChurch-brown bags of love

 

 My Sisters’ Pantry food drive

 

 

 Umpqua Bank-Ice Cream Social, Dr Seuss Day readers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Daffodil Parade

 

 

 Young Ambassadors’ practice space,

 

All City Track Meet participants

 

 

Artist in Residence-Tacoma based artist

 

STEAM club

 

 

Tacoma Kiwanis monthly assemblies, annual luncheon

 

 

 

 

Teacher newsletters, website, email, and phone calls to parents

Sept-May

 

 

Sept-June

 

Sept-June

 

October

November-December

 

 

December, March

 

 

 

 

August-June

 

August-June

 

 

Sept-June

 

 

Sept-June

 

 

November, May

 

August, March

 

 

 

 

 

 

April

 

 

November-June

 

Spring

 

 

 

Sept-April

 

 

Sept-May

 

 

October-May

 

 

 

 

 

Sept-June

Linda Ramsey, Sandra Kuharic, Principal

 

Principal, Coach, staff,

 

Principal

 

Teachers, Parents

Coach,Teachers,  Principal

 

 

 

Coach

 

 

 

 

Principal

 

Trisha Tracy, Teachers

 

 

Counselor

 

 

Counselor, office staff

 

 

ASB leaders

 

 

Academic Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Christiansen

 

 

CraigChristiansen,  Uyen Christiansen

 

 

Craig Christiansen

 

 

PTSA, Michelle Paschich

 

Coach, STEAM Team

 

 

Principal

Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teachers, Sarah Paskett

Web master training

 

 

informational handouts

School Messenger system

 

 

Student Growth Goals

Building Optional hours, STEM training

 

 

 

SAMI students, bus

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher assessments and materials

 

none

 

 

Volunteer Pool, materials

 

 

ASB meetings, student recess time

 

None

Staff time, Approval from Buildings and Grounds, Volunteer parents

 

 

 

 

 

Unicycles, Parent volunteers

 

 

Gym space, parent volunteers

 

 

Field, parent volunteers

 

 

 

Schedules, parent volunteers

 

 

Teacher and parent volunteers, materials funded by PTSA, Innovative School fund

 

none

Awards for achievement, persistence and citizenship.

 

 

 

 

 

Hard/software, etc.

 

Sign in sheets,  Climate survey

 

 

Climate survey

 

 

Student Growth Goals

Parent exit slips

 

 

 

Teacher and student feedback to coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSI, WaKids, DRA progress monitoring results, Read Well assessment data

 

 

 

ClassroomTeachers’ assessments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student journal entries

 

 

NGSS Learning Target achievement

 

Attendance at assemblies and student/parent attendance at luncheon

 

Climate Survey

 

 

 

 

 

IMPROVEMENT GOAL:  SAFETY

 

Target Area:

  • To create and maintain safe learning environments that promote academic achievement.

                                                                                                                                  

SMART GOAL:

The number of discipline referrals to the office will decrease from 10 to 6 from September to June.

Agreed upon PBIS Strategies will be used school wide by the end of June.

 

 

IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY

What strategies are you using to achieve the safety goal?

TIMELINE

When will this activity begin and end?

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE

Who will provide the leadership for this activity?

RESOURCES  /  PROF DEV NEEDED

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

MONITORING PROGRESS

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

 

Classroom review of CHAMPS

 

 

 

TWCI training on PBIS

 

 

ROAR Committee

 

 

Community agreement of implementation of TWCI

 

 

 

 

Incident Command Training

 

 

 

ReinforcementActivities- Assemblies,Roar Awards, Classroom behavior plans

 

 

 

Sept.-May

 

 

 

Winter

 

 

Sept-May

 

 

Spring

 

 

 

 

 

January

 

 

 

 

 

Year long

 

 

 

Principal

All staff

 

 

Principal

 

 

Staff Members

 

 

Environment Committee, staff and Principals

 

 

 

Principal, Environment Committee, Coach

 

 

 

 

All staff

 

 

 

 

TWCI training

 

 

Staff meetings

 

 

TWCI materials, content

 

 

 

 

 

Incident Command website, advice from Miguel Villahermosa

 

 

 

Assembly equipment, Terrific Kid rewards, Tiger awards

Monthly tally of discipline referrals

 

Community agreements on procedures, SCDM minutes, PBIS training agendas, School wide discipline plan

Goals for each quarter

 

SCDM. Committee minutes

ASB survey

 

 

 

 

Completed role assignment, Waiver Day exit slip

 

 

IMPROVEMENT GOAL:  EARLY LEARNING

 

Target Areas: 3rd Grade Reading

 

SMART GOAL:75% of 3rd graders will meet Report Card standards in reading on the 3rd reporting period.  Last year,  68% of 3rd graders met SBA standards

 

 

 

IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY

What strategies are you using to achieve the academic excellence goal?

TIMELINE

When will this activity begin and end?

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE

Who will provide the leadership for this activity?

RESOURCES

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?

 

In class interventions

 

 

 

LAP intervention

 

 

Para Educator  and tutor interventions

 

 

Literacy Data PLCs and Data Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept-June

 

 

 

Oct-June

 

 

Nov-March

 

 

 

 

Nov.-June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom Teachers

 

 

 

LAP Teacher

 

 

Teachers

 

 

 

 

Coach, Teacher Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher designed materials, below level readers

 

 

LLI

 

 

Teacher designed materials, Reading Street materials

 

 

 

CCSS, 5D rubric, Digital Library, High Yield Strategies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRAProgress Monitoring

STAR Reading Street Unit tests

 

DRA Progress Monitoring

 

 

DRA, Reading Street unit tests

 

 

 

Agenda/exit slips grade level  protocol identifying instructional changes based on data analysis, Bank of DOK questions and formative assessments.

 

 

 

 

Target Area: 3rd Grade Math

 

SMART GOAL:

75% of 3rd Graders will meet Report Card standards in Math on the 3rd reporting period.  Last year, 70% of 3rd graders met SBA standards. 

 

IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY

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  /  PROF DEV NEEDED

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

MONITORING PROGRESS

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

In class interventions

Para educator tutoring

 

Monthly data meetings

 

 

 

Math PLCs

Waiver Day

 

 

 

 

 

75 minutes Math block using High Yield Strategies

Sept-May

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov.-April

 

 

 

 

 

Oct-June

Classroom Teachers, Para Educator,

 

Coach, Principal

 

 

 

Coach

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Grade Teachers

Assessment materials,

 

 

data meeting protocols

 

 

 

CCSS, 5D Curriculum and Pedagogy rubric,

Assessment data

 

 

 

CCSS,MathExpressions, ThinkCentral

iReady, Think Central SBA assessments

 

Identified instructional changes recommendations based on data analysis

 

Agenda, exit slip

 

 

 

 

 

Formativeassessments, pre/postUnit tests, student journals.