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  1. La PazIntermediate School Incoming Parent Orientation April 15, 2009

  2. This powerpoint is available on the La Paz Website As is lots of info such as: School Planner (Rules, Dress Code, etc.), Bell Schedules, Course Descriptions

  3. La PazHighlights • California Distinguished School • 1990, 1992, 2003 & 2007 • Outstanding STAR Testing Results • 2008 API: 872 (5 point increase) • State Ranking 2007: 10/10 • Exemplary Fine Arts Program • Monterey Jazz Festival

  4. What Makes La PazSuch a Great Place • Our focus on learning • Standards-based education • Our commitment to each child • Whatever It Takes • Our partnership with parents • Our foundational philosophy

  5. Taking Center StageAct II • http://pubs.cde.ca.gov/tcsii/recommendations.aspx • Academic Excellence • Developmental Responsiveness • Social Equity • Organizational Structures/Processes

  6. Taking Center Stage: Act IIAcademic Excellence • Standards (Core, PE) & common assessments • Instruction, Assessment, Intervention • Challenging student-centered lessons • Support through differentiation, intervention, enrichment • ELT, Read 180, Electives, Early Release Mondays, Summer School

  7. Taking Center Stage: Act IIDevelopmental Responsiveness • Technology, Arts, Career, Project/Service-based learning, Cross Curricular learning (communities) • Communities & Early Release Mondays • 6th Grade Orientations, WEB (Where Everybody Belongs)

  8. Taking Center Stage: Act IISocial Equity • Access: Honors, Support, Intramural Sports, Electives • Safety, Resilience, Health: 3 R’s (Responsibility, Readiness, Respect), Lapazatives, Counseling, Safe Campus

  9. Taking Center Stage: Act IIOrganizational Structures & Processes • Distributed Leadership: Administrative Team, Leadership Team, Department Chair Council, Department Teams, Subject-Alike Teams, Community Teams, School Site Council, STPO (PTA), ELAC (English Learners)

  10. Organizational Structures & Processes (cont) • Professional Learning Communities • Talent, time, resources, data analysis • Partnerships: SSC, STPO, ELAC, SVCC, UCI/Concordia, Chapman,

  11. See it ALL in Action La Paz Open House Thursday, April 23rd 7:00 p.m. Coffee w/ The Principal Wednesday, April 29th 8:45 a.m.

  12. Get InvolvedSTPO • STPO President • Sign Up Tonight • Available in the quad, after tonight’s sessions

  13. Break Out Sessions • 3 Sessions, each 20 minutes long • Passing Period: 4 minutes • Sessions • Communities (i.e. Student Schedule) • Counseling and Honors • Elective Program • En español: en la biblioteca

  14. Break Out Process • Follow the person with your balloon color to the first room • Your session 1 facilitator will give you a schedule for sessions 2 and 3 • Go to session 2 and then to session 3 • After session 3, the evening is complete

  15. Enjoy!And...Welcome to Our Leopard Family 