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Will Rogers Middle School Fair Oaks, California Presenters: Michelle Becker - Language Arts/Media Kirk Bebout - Physical Education Overview of Will Rogers 735 Students 7th and 8th Grade Title I School 64% low Socio Economic Status (S.E.S.) 41% Minority

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will rogers middle school fair oaks california

Will Rogers Middle SchoolFair Oaks, California

Presenters:

Michelle Becker - Language Arts/Media

Kirk Bebout - Physical Education

overview of will rogers
Overview of Will Rogers
  • 735 Students
    • 7th and 8th Grade
  • Title I School
    • 64% low Socio Economic Status (S.E.S.)
    • 41% Minority
    • 37% English Language Learners (ELL)
    • 25% Student mobility rate
  • Declining enrollment
program improvement status
Program Improvement Status
  • 2001 identified as a program improvement school
  • 69% incoming 7th graders below standards in Language Arts
  • 64% incoming 7th graders below standards in mathematics
  • Test score apathy
  • Low expectations
  • Parental involvement
  • Growing gang population
road to improvement
Road to Improvement
  • Interdisciplinary teams
  • Uniform policy
  • Character Education
  • Revamping the school day
  • Smaller class sizes
  • AVID
    • Advancement Via Individual Determination
road to improvement cont d
Road to Improvement CONT’D
  • Academic Culture
  • Teacher recruitment
  • Student-centered culture
  • Choice physical education
  • Data analysis
  • Ongoing professional development

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professional growth
Professional Growth
  • Strategic Reading in the Content Area-ICLE
  • Jane Schaffer Writing program
  • Explicit Direct Instruction
  • Framework of Poverty
  • 90-90-90 Schools Study
  • AVID Summer Institute
  • Technology training
the will rogers story
The Will Rogers Story

School Uniform

  • Before
    • Pop culture
  • After
    • Professional dress
    • Levels the playing field for all students

Collaboration

  • Teaming & Common prep periods
  • Including all PE and electives
  • Modified Thursdays
language arts block
Language Arts Block
  • Intervention Reading Classes SRA
  • Language Arts Block implementation
  • Jane Shaffer Writing Program
  • Accelerated Reader Program
  • AH-Ha Vocabulary
  • Reading in the Content Area -ICLE
  • Changes in assessment vocabulary
  • Rigor and Relevance Fall 2006
  • Technology in the classroom
2 period math block
2 Period Math Block
  • Intervention Math Classes: CMC
  • Pre-Algebra Block
  • Algebra Block Fall 2006
  • Common assessments
  • Active student engagement
english language learners
English Language Learners

ELL Students

  • Change in population
    • 1991 43 ELL students
    • 2007 281 ELL Students
  • Curriculum
      • Previous
      • New
  • Home visits
  • English fluency
  • After school programs
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AVID
  • Rationale
  • Staff development
  • Data
  • Visitations
  • T-Shirts
  • Painted Doors
  • New team names
  • Field trips
  • National Demonstration School
testimonials
Testimonials
  • “…..AVID is attitude. My attitude has changed since the beginning of the school year.”

- Oscar Angelina

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Testimonials
  • “Thanks to AVID I have better grades. Plus if it wasn’t for AVID I would have never thought of going to college.”

- Alex Klimovets

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Testimonials
  • “AVID is a system to keep me on the right track.”

- Shenelle Rodgriquez

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Testimonials
  • “AVID is my excuse to look so fly in my suit.”
  • Chris Jenkins

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student centered culture
Student Centered Culture
  • Character Education
  • Service learning projects
  • Positive rewards (AR, Math, English)
    • Modified dress day
    • BBQ
    • Bike Raffle
  • Mustang Media
results
Results
  • Longitudinal Data of Academic Performance Index (API) Scores

Year API Scores Growth Statewide Rank Similar School Rank

2002 639 ------ 4 2

2003 682 +43 5 5

2004 698 +16 6 9

2005 723 +25 6 8

2006 717 - 6 6 8

Total Growth+78 points

results cont d
Results Cont’d
  • Adequately yearly progress (AYP)
    • 19 of 20 subgroups met AYP
  • California English Language Development Test (CELDT)
    • Percent of students achieving English language proficiency more than double (69%) our target percent (31%).
    • 2005-06: 48 students redesignated as Fluent English Proficient (20% of ELL population).
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Results Cont’d
  • AVID
    • 61% proficiency rate in language arts
    • 57% proficiency rate in mathematics
    • 10% above district average in both areas
    • 100% of 7th grade AVID students enrolled in pre-algebra or algebra
    • 83% of 8th grade AVID students enrolled in algebra or geometry
roll out the red carpet
Roll Out The Red Carpet
  • National AVID Demonstration School
  • SEVA Awards
  • Character Education: Top 20 in the Nation
  • CA Distinguished School Nominee
  • Golden State Awards
  • 1st Place Kaiser Permanente Billboard Contest
  • Multiple Grant Recipient
  • Pony Awards
  • Academic Awards
  • AVID Celebration
  • Press Releases
next steps
Next Steps
  • Continued Professional Growth in Rigor and Relevance
  • Character Education Rejuvenation
  • Extended day tutoring for ELL students
  • Opportunity School within our school
  • Student Aspiration Survey
  • Refinement of AVID program
  • Participation as a SPN school through ICLE
  • Essential common assessments & data analysis
final thought
Final Thought

“Comfort zones are not meant to be parked in.”

-Kelly Miller-

Former Will Rogers Student

contact information
Contact Information

Karen Baum - Assistant Principal

kbaum@sanjuan.edu

Michelle Becker - mbecker@sanjuan.edu

Kirk Bebout - kbebout@sanjuan.edu

Will Rogers Middle School - 916-971-7883