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Mr. Flannigan Room 302. Mrs. Lane Room 304. Mrs. Berry Room 305. Ms. Hicks Room 306. Ms. McCall Room 307. Meet the Teacher 2013-2014. What is Title I?. Title I, Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

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Mrs lane room 304

Mr. FlanniganRoom 302

Mrs. LaneRoom 304

Mrs. BerryRoom 305

Ms. HicksRoom 306

Ms. McCallRoom 307

Meet the Teacher


What is title i
What is Title I?

Title I, Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Title I, Part A, is intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. Title I can be developed at schools in which at least 50 percent of the children meet certain income guidelines. As the largest federal program supporting elementary and secondary education, Title I targets resources to the districts and schools where the needs are greatest.

How does Title I Help Our High Pointe Kids?

Title I programs generally offer special features such as:

  • more teachers and assistants

  • more training for school staff

  • extra time for instruction

  • a variety of teaching methods and material

  • smaller settings for selected students

  • counseling and mentoring

  • career and college information

Parents/Quality Control

Title I Highly Qualified Personnel

  • Certified classroom teachers

  • Academic Coach

  • Paraprofessionals

    High Quality Curriculum


  • Pearson Scott Foresman Reading Street district reading series

  • MacMillian/McGraw-Hill Texas Math district math series

  • Title I supplemental instructional programs

  • Computer programs

Parent Involvement

  • Assisting in planning and implementing

  • Parent involvement activities

  • Title I Annual Meeting

    Parent Activities

  • Family nights

  • Parent & child activities

  • Parent workshops

    Parent Communications

  • Monthly newsletters

  • Parent/Teacher conferences/Student planners

  • Telephone, E-Mail, Website

Drop off

  • Doors open at High Pointe at 7:10 am (unless your child is participating in the Extended Day Program).

  • Breakfast ends at 7:45am. Your child must be here on time to receive breakfast.

Instructional schedule
Instructional Schedule

  • 7:10-7:40 – Breakfast and Morning Work

  • 7:40-7:50 – CATCH

  • 7:50-10:00 Reading/ELA

  • 10:00-11:00 – – Specials (PE, Health, Math/Reading, Library)

  • 11:10-11:40 – RECESS

  • 11:40-12:10 - LUNCH

  • 12:10-1:40 Math

  • 1:40-2:10 Social Studies

  • 2:10-2:40 Science

  • 2:40-3:20 – Enrichment (Science Lab, Computer, Art,

  • Tutorials)


  • Your students’ attendance is very important to their academic success!

  • Please call if your child will be absent.

  • Send a note the day they return to school.


  • Your child is considered tardy after 7:45 a.m. Student must report to the office to receive a tardy slip before proceeding to the classroom.

  • 3 tardies = 1 absence

Visitors volunteers

  • Everyone must check into the office and get a visitor’s badge.

  • Lunch is from 11:40-12:10. Feel free to join your child for lunch!

  • We encourage you to volunteer in your child’s classroom or fieldtrip. To do so, you must have completed the volunteer form found on the CHISD website.

Dress code
Dress Code

  • Black, white, or red shirt with a collar, or spirit shirts may be worn any day of the week.

  • Any color jeans, shorts, or skirts. Shorts and skirts must reach knees.

  • Any sweaters worn during the school day must be within the dress code. Winter coats WILL NOT be worn inside the classroom.

  • Sneakers or shoes appropriate for running, must be worn on days they have PE.

Class expectations
Class Expectations

  • Class rules are based on the 6 Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship

  • We have district wide students expectations, which are posted in the classrooms.

Behavior management
Behavior Management

  • Our goal is to be proactive by implementing routines and procedures that will discourage negative behavior.

  • Students will be praised often and reminded of appropriate and inappropriate behaviors.

Agenda homework binder
Agenda/Homework Binder

  • Homework is given Monday-Thursday in Math, Reading, and Spelling, and due the following day.

  • Students will also receive a study guide to prepare for common assessments.

  • Please check student homework binder and agenda daily for information regarding behavior and school events.

Tuesday folders
Tuesday Folders

  • Each Tuesday your child will come home with the previous week’s graded papers.

  • Please look over them, sign that they were received and return the folder on Wednesday.

  • Papers with failing grades need to be signed and returned with the folder.

Grading s ystem a 90 100 b 80 89 c 70 79 f below 70
Grading System A = 90-100 * B = 80-89 * C = 70-79 * F = Below 70

  • Subjects: Reading & Math

    Categories: Daily assignments 35%, Tests 45%, Projects 10%, Homework 10%

  • Subject: Social Studies

    Categories: Daily assignments 45%, Tests 45%, Projects 10%

  • Subjects: Science

    Categories: Daily assignments 35%, Tests 45%, Homework 10%, Lab 10%

  • Subjects: Language Arts

    Categories: Grammar 25%, Tests 35%, Compositions 30%, Spelling 10%,


  • On-going Assessments

    • Common Assessments (Unit Tests)

    • Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA)

    • Phonics Screener

  • February 2014

    • District Formative Assessments

  • April 2014

    • State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Math & Reading

    • Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

Projects fairs
Projects & Fairs

  • Students will be required to complete 1 project each marking period. Students will also be required to participate in the Science Fair and 2 additional fairs or competitions of their choice (History Fair, Literacy Fair, Technology/Digital Fair, Black History Essay Contest, Oratorical Contest, Spelling Bee, Math Quiz Bowl).

  • Advanced Academic students will be required to participate in ALL campus fairs and

  • projects.

Advanced academics goals expectations
Advanced Academics Goals & Expectations

  • Students are expected to show mastery of assignments and projects designed with a higher level of thinking skills and creativity.  The student portfolio will show growth in conceptual understanding as well as refinement of presentation skills. All Advanced Academics Students will display the maturity to participate in the activities and lessons that require the student to be focused enough to achieve at the level of academic rigor in the program.

  • The goal of the Advanced Academics/Gifted and Talented Program is to teach gifted students skills, so they will be able to demonstrate self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity and are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment.

Advanced academic placement
Advanced Academic Placement

  • Students in the Advanced Academics Program must maintain an 85 average in all subjects. All Advanced Academic Students will be reevaluated at the conclusion of the school year. Placement in the Advanced Academic for a school year does not assure placement in the program in subsequent school years.

Advanced academics
Advanced Academics

  • Identification of the Gifted and Talented students is an ongoing process.  Accordingly, teachers, parents, and other relatives, or the student himself/herself may submit a nomination form any time during the school year.  One formal testing day will be held each semester.  Deadlines for each of the testing dates will be adhered to.

  • GT nomination forms are available on the district website.

  • Fall Gifted and Talented nomination forms are due October 10, 2013.

    • Fall Testing: October 26, 2013

  • Spring Gifted and Talented nomination forms are due February 13, 2014.

    • Spring Testing: March 1, 2014

Field trip information
Field Trip Information

  • Fall 2013

    • Where: George Bush Presidential Library & Museum

    • Date: November 7, 2013

    • Cost: free (student), $10.00 (chaperone)

  • Spring 2014

    • Where: Dallas Children’s Theater

    • Date: March, 2014

    • Cost: $9.00 (student), $9.00 (chaperone)

Want to help us
Want to help us?

  • If you’re interested in being a room parent, field trip chaperone, or would like to simply sit in on a lesson, please let us know. There is always plenty to be done. Register online through the parent portal.

  • Don’t forget about Career Day in May!

  • Read to your kids at night and let them read to you! 

Join pta parent and teacher association
Join PTA!(Parent and Teacher Association)

  • They do so much for us and our lovely students.

  • $7.00 membership fee for the entire year!


  • Please sign up for a conference with your child’s teacher.

  • The conference will cover grades, attendance, behavior, and will be a time for any questions you may have.

  • October 10 - 4:00-8:00pm

Stay in touch conference times 10 00 11 00 by appointment
Stay in Touch!Conference times: 10:00-11:00 (by appointment)

Ms. Hicks x6740

[email protected]

Ms. McCall x6751

[email protected]

Mr. Flannigan x6733

[email protected]

Mrs. Lane x6738

[email protected]

Mrs. Berry x6729

[email protected]