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  1. Lindley Sixth Grade AcademyAT THE BARNES CENTER “In the Pursuit of Excellence” Mr. Landon A. Brown, II Academy Principal STATE OF THE ACADEMY

  2. School Profile Data • 440 students • 64% Black, 27% Hispanic, 6% White, 1% Asian, and 2% Multi-Racial • 48% Male, 52% Female • 90% Free/Reduced Lunch • 8% Special Education • 12% ESOL • 5% Gifted

  3. Student Achievement Data 6th Grade, 2007-20086th Grade, Current (5) Reading 85% Reading 83.2% (85%) ELA 77% ELA 87.9% (90%) Math 54% Math 69% (75%) Science 42% Science 49% (+10%) SS n/a SS 83% (85%)

  4. School Improvement Plan… • A restructured, small learning community • Implement research-based strategies • Learning Focused Schools • Connected Schools • Gender-Based Learning/AVID

  5. School Improvement Plan… • Student Performance Goals • Students will display proficiency in Reading/ELA. • Students will display proficiency in Mathematics.

  6. School Improvement Plan… • School Performance Goals • To fully implement the RTI process to support students academic, behavioral, and social needs. • Increase meaningful parental participation to improve student performance on GPS and overall school culture. • Improve teacher preparation and delivery of instruction through PD training and technology integration.

  7. READING DEPARTMENT • Reading Fire from the Rock, by Sharon Draper. Details the integration of public schools (Central HS, Little Rock, AR). • Engaged in “The Great Debate” to help with critical thinking skills. • Using rubrics to score peers on performance.

  8. ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS • Students communicate and self-assess where they are in accordance to standards using the PARKING LOT. • Working on first edition of student newspaper, The Lindley Legend. • Student commentary bulletin boards are posted in class and in hallways.

  9. MATH DEPARTMENT • Steady increase in technology usage. • Math stations/centers are used to differentiate instruction by performance level and learning style. • Post-test data show significant gains. • Math connections is available to assist with remediation.

  10. SCIENCE DEPARTMENT • TechYes Program (Tech Tuesdays) to help with technical and leadership skills. • Engaged in virtual investigations of Earth’s rocks and minerals. • Demonstrations during science class.

  11. SOCIAL STUDIES (& GIFTED) • High evidence of collaboration and student engagement. • Graphic Organizers (visuals) make a significant difference in post-test gains. • Students work in groups and often given a choice of showing mastery of standard based on unique learning style.

  12. FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT • Orchestra, Band, and Chorus getting ready for Winter performance (TBA, December). • Working cooperatively with 7th/8th Grade Academy. • Pebblebrook High School assisting drumline. • High engagement, fun, and lots of energy!

  13. HEALTH/PHYSICAL ED. • Dressing out (almost 100% compliance). • Engaged in conditioning principles to prepare for mastery of the Presidential Fitness Test. • Boys Coach, Reginald Shields • Girls Coach, Jennifer Bradley (has sub)

  14. AVID/STUDY SKILLS • Students made portfolios showcasing who they are. • Community group comes out every Wednesday, to conduct activities. • Students are researching colleges/universities as 6th graders based on their interests.

  15. ART • Student work being displayed throughout school. • Students engage in cooperative learning, learning pairs, and graphic designing to meet visual arts standards. • Lots of energy!!! 

  16. GAPSS ANALYSIS • Observed every single classroom in the building twice. • Interviewed all staff members and selected students. • Reviewed all current artifacts. • Will give detailed report to principal on November 4th.

  17. DRESS CODE REMINDERS • Navy Blue and White Tops • Khakis and Navy Blue Bottoms • White, Tan, Navy Blue, Flesh-Colored Tights/Stockings • Winter time approaching, jackets and coats permissible, but should be stored in locker upon arrival to school… Cold-natured students should have on navy blue/white.

  18. UPCOMING DATES • October 30th, PTSA Dance, 4:30-6:30 • October 31st, Halloween (No Candy) • October 31st, School Council (9:30 a.m.) • November 2nd, Fall Back (Clocks go back 1 hr.) • November 4th, Election Day (Student Holiday) • November 6th, Writing Night, 7:00 p.m.

  19. SCHOOL COUNCIL Discipline Plan will be discussed • Cynthia McKinney, Parent • Lydia Holmes, Parent • Vickie Crockett, Teacher • Jeffery Mosley, Teacher • Bryan Farrington, The Kingdom Recreation Center • Anthony Stephens, Lithia Springs Masonic Lodge

  20. PARENT SURVEY • Optional • The more feedback, the better analysis. • Return by Monday, November 3rd.

  21. OPEN AGENDA • Good/Bad/Ugly/Great!!!  • Adjournment

  22. Lindley Sixth Grade AcademyAT THE BARNES CENTER “In the Pursuit of Excellence” Mr. Landon A. Brown, II Academy Principal STATE OF THE ACADEMY