Madison School Improvement Plan (2019-20)

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Outcome 1: Be compassionate and kind.

  1. Be aware of and appreciate one’s similarities and differences with others.
  2. Listen well and cooperate with others.
  3. Demonstrate awareness of one’s own thoughts and emotions and how they impact behavior.
  4. Express emotions, thoughts and impulses in positive and beneficial ways.
  5. Resolve conflicts and repair relationships.

Metric

OSD Elementary Student Climate Survey questions 1-6

Goal

By June 2020, students will improve their ability to be compassionate and kind by having 90% of the entire student body identify as “Always and/or “Most of the Time” on the OSD Elementary Student Climate Survey. 

Action Plan

  1. Administer OSD Elementary Student Climate Survey (younger student buddies up with an older student to help them complete the survey).
  2. Each classroom teacher will teach the Second Step curriculum in its entirety.
  3. Second Step will be taught to all students, and time will be set aside on master schedule.
  4. Classroom community building.
  5. Classroom teachers will provide students with opportunities for community building including, Circle Time and classroom community projects.
  6. PBIS (Positive reinforcements).
  7. Reinforce positive student to student behaviors and interactions with PBIS reinforcement tokens, and recognitions at assemblies, newsletters, and classroom.
  8. Social Groups
    • Special education social groups per special education IEPs.
    • Social Groups led by school counselor (Open to all students).
  9. CICO by Behaviour Technician multiple times a day. Includes conversation and reflection with student.
  10. Madison Expectations, “Respectful, Responsible, Safe” will be reinforced daily by all staff. This appears on all PBIS tokens and many shared workspaces/areas.
  11. Restorative Practices, Repairing relationships.
  12. Recognitions - Lifeskills, awards, and positive calls home.
  13. Lunch Bunch
    • Certificated  meets with small group of students for an informal lunch.
    • Principal offers lunch with principal to groups of students.

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Outcome 2: Have the academic and life skills to pursue their individual career, civic and educational goals.

  1. Read, write and speak effectively for a wide range of purposes, including the interpretation and analysis of both literary and informational texts.
  2. Know and apply mathematics to a level of fluency that ensures a broad range of post-secondary opportunities and career choices.
  3. Use analytic and scientific principles to draw sound conclusions.
  4. Analyze multiple causal factors that shape major events in history.
  5. Exit with a personalized post-secondary transition plan for work, career and/or college, and complete the first steps toward achieving post-secondary goals before graduation.
  6. Develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines, and engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
  7. Problem solve using both creative and critical thinking skills.
  8. Demonstrate continuous growth across the disciplines to meet or exceed academic learning standards and work toward graduation.
  9. Apply reliable information and systematic decision making to personal financial decisions.

Metric

  • MAP (3 times a year)
  • Bridges Pre/Post Assessments
  • Wonders Weekly Assessments
  • Fluency
  • DIBELS (Grades 1-5)

Goal

ELA:
By May 2020, 90% or more of all grade 1-5 students enrolled from October 2019 until April 2020, will score at or above grade level on the Reading MAP assessment or will make 1 grade level of progress from their Fall MAP score.  
 
Math:
By May 2020, 90% or more of all students enrolled in grades 1-5 from October 2019 until April 2020, will score at or above grade level on the Math MAP assessment or will make 1 grade level of progress from their Fall MAP score.  
 
Science:
By May 2020, at least 90% of ALL students in grade 5 will be level 3 or above in the area of science, as measured by annual SBA assessment.

Action Plan

ELA 

  1. Wonders
    • Deliver Wonders with fidelity, keeping to OSD Scope and Sequence
    • All students have access to Wonders core instruction.
  2. Intervention Groups (What I Need, WIN Time)
    • Schedule has time slots that don’t impact core
    • During WIN time, all Madison students receive reading support at their level. Some students work in small groups with members of the reading team and others work in the classroom with their classroom teachers.
  3. Reading Buddies
    • Community members volunteer to read individually with Madison students.
    • Volunteers are trained and coordinated by Madison’s reading intervention teacher.
  4. Washington Reading Corps
    • Two WRC members work only on providing intervention supports in Reading.
  5. Cub Time Reading Supports
    • Students read independently, with partners and in groups. 
    • WRC and para staff on hand to support students with book selection and reading.
  6. Family Literacy Events
    • Madison provides 4 after school Family Literacy Events each year. The goal of the events is to facilitate positive reading experiences between children and their families, develop a positive feeling around literacy and give parents strategies to use when reading with their children at home.
  7. Opportunities to recognize and celebrate growth
    • Madison will celebrate positive achievement, effort and attitude in reading and literacy.
  8. Before School Reading Program
    • Washington Reading Corps members will host a “Before School Reading Club” for a small group of students in grades 1-2 who need extra support in reading.
  9. “Book Bag” home reading program
    • A group of grade one and two students who need extra support in reading will take home two books each week to read with their families. These leveled books will be at the student’s instructional level. Books will be returned and exchanged weekly.
  10. Olympia Junior Programs
    • For each performance, there are class discussions before and after the play about the background information about the story, subject, vocabulary words, and cross-curricular projects.

Math

  1. Bridges
    • Deliver Bridges with fidelity keeping to OSD Scope and Sequence
  2. WIN Time
    • Schedule has time slots that don’t impact core
  3. Volunteer Support
    • Once a week doing Math Core to provide extra student supports.
  4. Opportunities to recognize and celebrate growth
    • Both in the classroom and also at assemblies.
    • Certificates, email and phone calls home
    • Highlights on social media
  5. "Mr. Math"/Volunteer support
    • Regular small group math support by at least two community volunteers 

 Science

  1. FOSS and FOSS Pilot
    • New science kit to support NGSS standards
  2. Science Expo
    • Fully-funded event for all students.Workshops provided after school to work on projects. Event takes place during the school day and also right after school, making it accessible for all students and their families.
  3. Dirt Works, City of Olympia Waste Management Program
    • Dirt Works representative teachers about reduce, reuse and recycling, and students visit the Dirtworks Facility for a hands-on workshop.
  4. Grade level specific Field Trips, Kennedy Creek, Nisqually, etc.
    • Second grade visits Nisqually Wildlife Refuge to observe different animals in their natural habitat. 
  5. Garden, Avanti Volunteers
    • Each class has the opportunity to work in the garden as enrichment, or a supplement to the science curriculum.
    • Avanti students, under the direction and supervision of Avanti staff, collaborate with garden projects.
  6. Assemblies
    • At least one whole school Science Assembly prior to Science Expo
    • Each classroom will have a personalised Science Presentation prior to the Science Expo.

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Outcome 3: Advocate for the social, physical and mental wellness of themselves and others and be hopeful about the future.

  1. Communicate effectively.
  2. Develop knowledge and skills to have healthy eating habits, have a healthy body image and access reliable health information and services.
  3. Be physically active and see athletics and exercise as health-enhancing behaviors.
  4. Understand and apply principles of sound mental and emotional health and learn to identify signs of emotional health concerns such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thinking in self and others.
  5. Understand how and when to seek supportive mental and emotional health resources for self and others.
  6. Cultivate healthy relationships that honor each person's personal preferences and boundaries.
  7. Identify and develop personal strengths and interests.
  8. Develop the skills and habits to assess the role of technology and social media in their lives and distinguish between healthy and harmful use.

Metric

OSD Elementary Student Climate Survey questions 7-10

Goal

By June of 2020, students will demonstrate their ability to advocate for a healthy body and mind. This will be shown through 90% of students responding “Most of the Time” or “Always” to questions 7-10 on the OSD Elementary Student Climate Survey.

Action Plan

  1. Administer OSD Elementary Student Survey (younger student buddies up with an older student to help them complete the survey)
  2. Each classroom teacher will teach the Second Step curriculum in its entirety.
  3. Common Sense Media will be taught by librarian to include: cyberbullying, privacy and security, media balance, digital footprint.
  4. Every PE session starts and ends with a reflection on the activity, as well as progress towards the day’s goal,and personal student growth goals for the year established.
  5. Food Cart, Garden, Organic Salad Bar
  6. All classrooms have a sensory area complete with sensory items, fidgets, headphones, etc.
  7. Buddy classrooms system to give students an additional choice if the classroom sensory area does not work for them.
  8. Interest Inventory at the start of school year, The “About Me Bag” (K), VIP of the Week
  9. Counselor Mail Box for students, Needs Boxes (4th and 5th) - Counselor, and upper grade teachers, have a box for students to ask for help.
  10. Girls’ Group (4th and 5th) provides girls a social lunch group where they can work on being caring to themselves and others. It is a place where we lift each other up and work on the social-emotional part of self care. There will be lessons and activities surrounding a growth mindset in which students will work on developing a strong sense of determination, perseverance and grit. 
  11. Starting this year we will be running a group for our boys as well using the same concepts.
  12. “We’re Glad You are Here Today” tardy slips written in a positive manner.
  13. Two staff members greet students, one as they get off the bus, the other as they enter the building. Starts the day off with a warm salutation, and also gives the heads up if a student appears to be upset.
  14. Be better at listening to students, taking time to listen to students.
  15. Helping kids self identify emotions via Second Step curriculum.
  16. Identifying kids who need positive adult interactions (or “Adopt a student”) - Staff identifies students who need a little more attention and make it a point to stop and greet them or talk with them throughout the day.
  17. Monday Morning morning announcements
  18. Principal, or designee, welcomes and greets entire student body on Monday morning in the gym and gives an outline of the week, introduces 2nd Step Theme of the week, etc.

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Outcome 5: Discover their passions, be curious and love learning.

  1. Broaden their perspectives and seek out various opportunities to explore new ideas, particularly those areas that are unfamiliar or uncomfortable to find their interests.
  2. Experience failure, setbacks and disappointments as an expected and honored part of learning.
  3. Understand and demonstrate the value of service in their community and learning by doing.
  4. Pursue creative and artistic opportunities as a vocation and/or a form of lifelong enrichment.

Metric

OSD Elementary Student Climate Survey question #11

Goal

By June 2020, 100% of students will participate in one or more supervised activities outside of core instruction either at school or after school by the end of the school year as measured by the Fall and Spring Elementary Student Climate Survey.

Action Plan

  1. Administer OSD Elementary Student Climate Survey (younger student buddies up with an older student to help them complete the survey):  Fall and Spring Survey.
  2. Advertise and promote extracurricular activities via morning announcements, Office TV monitor/ reader board, newsletters, posters/flyers.
  3. Partner with Booster Club/PTA groups to bring in outside speakers or instructors.
  4. Use of the Performing Arts Initiative as a way to spark interest in non-core areas.
  5. All students take on a Science Expo project and present their results and conclusions at the main event.
  6. Pretest discussions and goal setting 
    • Bridges pre and post tests and self-reflection sheets
    • Graphing of math facts to show progress and growth
  7. Student Ambassadors and Classroom jobs
  8. Food Drive (School wide project)
  9. Art Docent
    • A box is sent to teachers each month from the Visual Arts Program. Teachers/volunteer teach the art lesson to encourage creativity.
    • Local artist teachers a one-hour art lesson to students.
  10. Garden
    • Partnership with PTO and Avanti with garden projects
    • Students will identify healthy produce and lean ways to prepare them via the Madison Cooking Cart.
  11. Strings, Band, Choir
  12. Planetarium, 5th Ave Theatre. Regular Assemblies, PAI
    • Students will have the opportunity to attend at least one high quality assembly each month.
  13. After School Literacy Events
    • Madison provides 4 after school Family Literacy Events each year. The goal of the events is to facilitate positive reading experiences between children and their families, develop a positive feeling around literacy and give parents strategies to use when reading with their children at home.
  14. 5th Graders will teach 2nd graders “OZO Bots”
    • 5th graders will be introducing, teaching a guiding second graders in developing skills to code simple-celled robots. This will provide 5th graders with an opportunity for leadership, the skills to expand their knowledge on coding and will help them develop social skills to use when helping others. Second grades will be using problem-solving skills, listening skills and will be advancing the skills in working collaboratively while using STEAM to code their Robots. 
  15. Hour of Code 2nd Grade
    • Students are introduced to a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. This give students the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. 
  16. Career Day. Bring in parents who work in non traditional roles.
  17. Dirt Works, City of Olympia Waste Management Program
    • Dirt Works representative teachers about reduce, reuse and recycling, and students visit the Dirtworks Facility for a hands-on workshop.

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