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Snowden School Something Great Starts at Snowden!. Randy Thompson, Principal Tommy Elliott, Assistant Principal Debbie Kinard, Assistant Principal Barbara King, Assistant Principal Melissa Garrone, Assistant Principal. 100 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE 1910-2010. CRAYONS TO CREDITS.

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Snowden School

Something Great Starts at Snowden!

Randy Thompson, Principal

Tommy Elliott, Assistant Principal

Debbie Kinard, Assistant Principal

Barbara King, Assistant Principal

Melissa Garrone, Assistant Principal



Crayons to credits
CRAYONS TO CREDITS

  • Enriched Academics & College Preparatory Program

  • School within-a-school design

  • Optional Program – Grades 1 - 8

  • Safe and supportive learning environment

  • Active and involved parents & community

  • Exceptional extracurricular activities

  • Preparing the WHOLE child:

  • ACADEMICALLY

  • ARTISTICALLY

  • SOCIALLY

  • EMOTIONALLY

  • PHYSICALLY


The snowden difference
THE SNOWDEN DIFFERENCE

  • Dedicated, Highly Qualified Faculty and Staff

  • 10 National Board Certified Teachers

  • A Century of Excellence in Education

  • Strong Parent & Community Involvement

    • PTA

    • Snowden Foundation

    • Snazz Up Snowden

    • CommUnity @ Snowden

    • Snowden PTA Website

  • Collaboration with Rhodes College

  • TEAM APPROACH helps build strong, caring relationships


The snowden difference1
THE SNOWDEN DIFFERENCE

  • Extensive Course Offerings

    • Enriched English, math, science and social studies for qualifying Optional students

    • Foreign Languages (Spanish, French)

    • Fine Arts

    • Exploratory (Creative Writing, Facing History, PE, Computer Technology)

    • High school credit classes for qualifying students (Algebra I, Physical Science, Spanish I, French I)

    • CLUE offered in 1st – 8th grades for qualifying gifted and talented students

      • Grade 6 - 8 CLUE Language Arts

  • Technology

    • Computer labs and mobile laptop carts

    • Smart Boards, Interactive CPS systems

    • School-wide wireless internet access

  • Collaboration with Rhodes College


The snowden difference2
THE SNOWDEN DIFFERENCE

OUTSTANDING GUIDANCE TEAM

  • Bridge to Middle School

    • New Student Summer Orientation

  • PAWS

  • No Bullying Policy

  • Kindness Counts

  • Peer Mediation

  • Career Fairs PK – 8th

  • Mentoring

  • Team Approach

  • Green Dogs B.A.R.K.


Optional focus
OPTIONAL FOCUS

ENRICHED ACADEMICS

  • READING/CLUE

  • MATH

  • LANGUAGE ARTS

  • SCIENCE

  • SOCIAL STUDIES

    ENCORE

  • CREATIVE WRITING

  • LIBRARY

  • SPANISH

  • ART

  • PE

  • ORFF MUSIC

COLLEGE PREP

  • LANGUAGE ARTS

  • MATH

  • SCIENCE

  • SOCIAL STUDIES

  • 6TH GRADE – READING

  • High School Credit Courses

    ELECTIVES

  • BAND

  • CHOIR

  • PIANO

  • ART

  • ORCHESTRA

  • SPANISH/FRENCH

  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION

GRADES 1 - 5

GRADES 6 - 8


Capa electives c reative a nd p erforming a rts
CAPA ELECTIVESCreative and Performing Arts

BAND

CHOIR

ORCHESTRA

PIANO

SPANISH

FRENCH

ART


Leadership opportunities
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Student Leadership Team

National Junior Honor Society

Beta Club

Peer Mediation


Athletics
ATHLETICS

BOYS AND GIRLS GOLF AND TRACK

VOLLEYBALL AND FOOTBALL

SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL

BOYS AND GIRLS SOCCER & BASKETBALL


Extra curricular activities
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Flag Corps

Ladies with Purpose

Art Club

Debate Team

Chess Club

Mighty Sound of Midtown Marching and

Jazz Band

Cheerleaders and POM


Academic enrichment
Academic Enrichment

  • Bridge Builders

  • Destination Imagination

  • M Squared Enrichment Program

  • Duke University Talent Identification Program

  • Spelling Bee

  • Science Fair

  • Geography Bee

  • Writing and Speech Contests

  • Facing History

  • Reflections Contest

  • Accelerated Reader

  • Stanford Math

  • Stanford LAW

  • Study Island

  • Math Lab


Snowden optional requirements
Snowden Optional Requirements

Grades 1 and 2

  • Completed Application

  • Required to take Optional Schools’ admittance tests

    • Students tested for first grade must have minimum score of 80-percent mastery in February through April and 90-percent mastery in May through August.

    • Students tested for second grade must score at or above the 70th percentile in total reading AND total math on the admittance test.

  • Satisfactory process skills

  • Meet or exceed standards in academic and support subjects

  • Meet or exceed expectations in conduct on the most recent report card

  • Satisfactory attendance

    • A total of more than 15 absences, tardies to school or to class and/or early dismissals is considered unsatisfactory.


Snowden optional requirements1
Snowden Optional Requirements

Grades 3 through 8

  • Must score at above the 70th percentile on the Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics subtests or equivalents on the TCAP or current nationally normed achievement test

  • No more than one C as a semester average in all subjects on latest comprehensive report card

  • Satisfactory grades in conduct, work habits, and attendance (including promptness to school)

  • Satisfactory progress in nonacademic subjects

  • Satisfactory attendance

    • A total of more than 15 absences, tardies to school or to class, and/or early dismissals is considered unsatisfactory.



Where Do I Go?

  • If you live in the Snowden District:

  • Parents of students who are in-district and qualify for our Optional Program need to complete the application and submit all proper documentation to Snowden School

    • Completed application

    • Copy of most recent report card

    • Copy of 2010 TCAP scores

    • Verification of address (3 proofs)

  • In-district parents do not need to go through the application process or the in-person application process at the Board of Education


Where Do I Go?

If you do not live in the Snowden district and want to apply online:

  • To submit an online application, the student must currently attend a Memphis City School in grades one through eleven.

  • Students attending Campus School or a charter school cannot apply online.

  • Parents of eligible students for the online application process can pick up a bar-coded “ticket” application January 24th from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm and January 25th from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm at the Board of Education.

  • If you have a bar-coded application, you can submit an application online by going to the Optional Schools website and it will provide you with a receipt.

  • If you complete the online application, you do not need to return to the Board of Education on January 28th.

  • In order to use the bar-coded application online, the online submission must occur prior to January 28th at 5:00 pm.


Where Do I Go?

  • If you do not live in the Snowden District

  • and want to apply in person:

  • You may submit an application in person if you do not have web access or you prefer not to submit an application online.

  • You must apply in person if you choose to have your child privately tested or use a test other than the 2010 TCAP Achievement Test results.

  • You must apply in person or by mail if your student is currently a non-Memphis City Schools student (i.e. county, private, independent or parochial), attends Campus School or a charter school.

    • 1. Pick up bar-coded application at the BOE January 24th from 6:30 am until 5:30 pm or January 25 – 27th 7:30 am -5:00 pm

    • 2. Bring completed application with all proper documentation to the BOE between 6:30 am and 5 pm.

    • 3. After January 28th, applications may be submitted to the Optional Office. However, bar-coded “ticket” applications may not be used after 5:00 pm on January 28th.


Applying by Mail

Applications for Optional Schools with proper documentation attached may be mailed to:

Division of Optional Schools and Advanced Academics

Memphis City Schools

Board of Education

2597 Avery Avenue, Room 106

Memphis, TN 38112

Applications received in the mail will be processed at the end of the work day. Bar-coded applications may be mailed but must be received by January 28th at 5:00 pm. Bar-coded applications will be processed in numerical order, with the last four digits of the bar code number holding your place in line.


Application process order
Application Process Order

Applications are processed on a first-come, first served basis using the following procedures:

  • Sibling Preference for Memphis City qualified students with siblings in the same Optional Program who are maintaining the Optional requirements. A sibling is a brother or sister who lives at the same address.

  • Memphis City qualified students

  • Optional students who currently reside in the county and are currently enrolled in Memphis City Schools

  • County qualified siblings

  • County qualified students

  • Tennessee qualified students

  • Out-of-state qualified students


Required items for optional program
Required Items for Optional Program

  • Completed Optional Application

  • Current 2010-2011 Comprehensive Report Card

  • Copy of last year’s 2010 Achievement Test scores

  • Proof of residence for in-district students


Questions clarifications
Questions/Clarifications:

School and District Contacts

  • Snowden Optional Coordinator 416-6115

    Paula Raines

  • Snowden Principal 416-4621

    Randy Thompson

  • Optional Office 416-5338

    Linda Sklar, Director

  • CLUE 416-0159

    Dr. Yelvington, Supervisor


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Something great starts at snowden and it begins with you

Something Great Starts at SNOWDENandit begins with YOU!

From Crayons to Credits…

join the Snowden FAMILY!


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