Preston School Board MeetingOctober 15, 2014Superintendent Report If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
Mission & Vision Statements Mission: To provide all students with the academic and social knowledge and skills needed for life-long success in a changing world. Vision: The Preston School District believes that in the partnership with parents and the community our schools will provide appropriate opportunities for all learners to reach their academic and social potential in a safe and supportive environment
See the Good FCHS Open House Spanish Speaking Families Meetings Ongoing 400 + Parents ate with students this week. Fall Sports: VB – 3-3 in conference, 3rd place. Districts for VB are next Tuesday and Thursday. FB – 0-2 in conference with two conference games left. Those games go will determine post season for us or not. Girls Soccer - District championship game here 4PM tomorrow vsCentury. Boys Soccer - District championship at Century at 4PM tomorrow versus Century. XC – Districts next week @ Century H.S.
See the Good (Cont.) Test Scores: • HIGH SCHOOL: • Math - 82.6% of students advanced or proficient. • Reading - 92.8% of students advanced or proficient. • Graduation Rate - 97.3% (2014 - 96% + 4 FCHS) • JR. HIGH SCHOOL: • Math – 86.9% • Reading – 93.6% • Language – 85.6% Source: Idaho Dept. of Ed. website
Test Scores (cont.) Oakwood/Pioneer: Math – 92.8% Reading – 93.1% Language – 88.2% Franklin County High School: Math – 83% Reading – 85.6% Language – 75.1% Source: Idaho Dept. of Ed. website
F O C U S • What do we do well? • Decisions based on what’s best for students. • Still a personal connection, teachers know students , close knit community, • High will staff… willing to try to improve student achievement… • Good staff, good teachers go above and beyond out of the public eye, for benefit of students not for benefit of being seen • SEI Tech Charter School • FCHS After School Program • What are opportunities for us to improve? Strategic Alignment K-12 Language Immersion Program Communications – Over-communicate
Strategic Plan Timeline K – 12 Curriculum Alignment Oct. 20 - District will provide Scope & Sequence template to all staff. Oct. 27 - Nov. 13th - Grade level teams to meet on their own time to compare Scope & Sequences. Oct. 27 - Nov. 13th - Departments will meet on their own time compare Scope & Sequences. Nov. 13 - Dec. 2nd - Building teams compare Scope & Sequences to prepare to share with K-12. Jan. 9th - Professional Development Day - K-12 Teams meet to lay out K-12 curriculum alignment.
Strategic Plan (Cont.) Spanish Immersion Program Mr. Harrison & Mr. Wilson meeting weekly. Step 1: Teacher Support (week of Oct. 27th) Step 2: Parent Support (week of Nov. 3rd) Step 3: Curriculum (Nov. 17th) Step 4: Professional Development (Utah State Dept. of Ed.) Step 5: Staffing (As quickly as we know of openings)
Strategic Plan • Communications • Over-communication – • Txtwire • Updated Website • School Info App • Staff Newsletter from District • Focus Groups • Classroom Visits, Instructional Rounds • Faculty Meetings
Principal Evaluation Training Teachscape: 20 hours of training for administrators. MinimizingBias Avoidtriggers, findpreponderance of evidenceforgoodteachi Creating an Environment of RespectandRapport 1. Teacher interactions with students, including both words and actions 2. Student interactions with other students, including both words and actions Establishing a Culturefor Learning 1. Importance of the content and of learning 2. Expectations for learning and achievement 3. Student pride in work
Fund Raisers Elementary Schools: PTO Movie Night High School: West Motors Bring a Football Player to Test Drive Cheerleaders - raffle at football games EMT class- selling pies Athletics - Gold Cards Band - spirit gear Wrestling Team - Caramel apples
Fund Raisers (Cont.) Jr. High October 30th Community Halloween Carnival - Language Arts Department Technology A Halloween Carnival open to the public and free of charge with some for-cost activities. Held at PJH and organized by the English department and our new PTO, it would be a chance for the community to come into the school and enjoy an evening of games and entertainment. *October 9th Book Fair - Library As done every year, proceeds from the book fair go toward the library's budget. All Year Student Council Fundraisers - To Scholarship Students for Incentives *Spirit Shirts (Student-designed shirts sold through the office and worn every Thursday) Candy Store (During the week of Valentine's, candy sold by the student council in a corner of the cafeteria) *Data Match (During the week of Valentine's, all students fill out a survey and can purchase their match for $2) *Spring Fling (Evening dance with a small fee for entry)
Partial Schedule Students Options – Increase Credit Requirements Require “Enrichment Credits” for students with less than full schedule. Require Early Graduates to exhaust Fast Forward money before allowed to take reduced schedules. Combination of all 3 options.
Out of State Travel • FFA Nationals – Louisville, Kentucky. Oct. 26 – Nov. 1st, 15 students. • Wrestling -Morgan, UT Dec. 12 and 13, • Smithfield, UT Jan.. 2 and 3 • Girls Basketball - Tremonton, UT Dec. 11-13 Tremonton, UT Jan. 8 • Boys Basketball - Elko, NV Dec. 5-6 Logan, UT Dec. 12
Out of State Travel (Cont.) Jr. High: January Incentive - Cherry Peak Trip (All Grades) Qualifying students (grades and citizenship from 1st semester) would pay for their ticket (estimated between $15-20) and a bus pass ($5). Students who qualify but don't sign up to attend would be approached about having the school 'scholarship' them with money raised from fundraisers. *May Incentive - Lagoon (All Grades) Basically the same as last year and Cherry Peak - Qualifying students (grades and citizenship from 2nd semester) pay for the ticket and bus pass, and we cover anyone who qualifies but can't afford to come.
Leadership Premiums BUILDING LEVEL LEADERSHIP Lead Teacher, FCHS Mentor Teachers – Same expectations across district. Building Leadership Teams Multi-discplinary teams Professional Development – Leader in Me Character Education DISTRICT LEADERSHIP COMMITTEES Strategic Planning Committee Curriculum Alignment Committee School Safety Committee Public Relations Committee Wellness Committee