Pioneer 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
  2. Each classroom teacher will teach the Second Step curriculum in its entirety.
  3. Teachers will nominate students on a weekly basis to receive "GrandPaws" in recognition of their ability to exemplify the word of the month.
  4. School counselor will create "Kind Cubs" weekly activities. Students can take part and help spread kindness in our community.

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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

DIBLES assessments. Wonders weekly and unit assessments. MAP reading and math assessments. Bridges pre- and post- unit assessments, and Number Corner assessments. FOSS science assessments and the 5th grade science MSP exam will also be used.

Goal

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS ACHIEVEMENT GOALS:

  • By June 2020, 80% of Kindergarten students will correctly identify and write all upper and lower case letters, identify letter sounds, write words phonetically, and read 40 high frequency words.
  • By June 2020, all 1st and 2nd grade students will read 80% of grade specific sight words, with frequency scores at 80% or higher, as measured by district provided assessments.
  • By March 2020, 80% of students in grades 3-5 will meet or exceed growth goals or reach grade-level proficiency as measured by fall to spring MAP reading tests.


MATH ACHIEVEMENT GOALS:


  • By the end of May 2020, 80% of Kindergarten students will be able to recognize, write, identify, compare and sequence numbers 0-20, as measured by Bridges assessments and teacher observations.
  • By June 2020, 80% of 1st and 2nd grade students will demonstrate understanding of and proficiency with OSD critical standards, as measured by Bridges assessments.
  • By March 2020, 80% of students in grades 3-5 will meet or exceed growth goals or reach grade-level proficiency as measured by fall to spring MAP math tests.


SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT GOALS:


  • By the end of May 2020, 90% of Kindergarten students will show understanding of grade-level scientific concepts, as measured by formative assessments.
  • By June 2020, 100% of 1st grade students will demonstrate understanding of the scientific process by accurately sorting and labeling rocks as observed by teacher.
  • By June 2020, 80% of 2nd grade students will show understanding of key concepts taught in science kits, as measured by formative and summative assessments
  • By June 2020, 80% of 3rd grade students will demonstrate proficiency in recording observations as measured by common rubrics.
  • 90% of 4th grade students will understand scientific explanations as evidenced in reflective thinking and articulation shown in science notebooks.
  • By June 2020, 80% of 5th grade students will meet or exceed standard on the MSP science exam.

Action Plan

Grade level teams will teach the provided Wonders, Bridges and FOSS science curricula. Additionally, teams will use Wonders and Bridges intervention materials when seeking to support struggling learners.


Grade level teams will meet weekly to examine student assessment data to identify missing skills and the students who are missing these skills. The assessments provided within the curricula will be used to determine student learning (both weekly and unit assessments). Teams will then work collaboratively to address these needs of students across the grade level.

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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 Climate Survey.
  2. Each classroom teacher will teach the Second Step curriculum in its entirety.
  3. Librarians teach Common Sense Media.

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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

100% of students will participate in one or more activity either at school or after school by the end of the school year which constitutes a new experience as measured by the Fall and Spring Elementary Student Climate Survey.

Action Plan

  1. Administer OSD Elementary Student Survey.
  2. Advertise and promote extracurricular activities via morning announcements, 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.
  5. Staff will create "Power of Yet" bulletin board in hallway for students and staff to list the new learning they hope to experience this year.

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