District Plan For Success 2011-12 AYP Report to the Community January 2012
MISSION STATEMENT • The mission of the Truth or Consequences Municipal Schools, the heart of our community, • is to inspire and nurture students to dream and develop the ability to pursue their dreams with courage and integrity • through educational excellence reflective of academic achievement, cultural values, historical perspectives, and future opportunities fostered by a dedicated and committed staff.
BELIEFS We believe that… • Every person is unique and has individual worth. • Family lays the foundation for integrity and life-long learning. • The community is an essential part of educational success. • A positive work ethic will overcome failure and foster life-long success. • Every individual has the ability to inspire and achieve. • Everyone deserves the highest expectations. • With change comes challenge. • For every success or failure learning is possible. • Quality results come from expectations of quality.
Our Strategies • We will ensure our focus on student achievement is aligned and relevant. • We will inspire positive change that sustains an environment of hope and excellence. • We will ensure consistent discipline with enforceable strategies that focus on educational achievement. • We will demand the highest standards for our community of educators. • We will establish and build upon vital relationships in our community. • We will form budget committees as needed to make recommendations to the Superintendent and School Board.
Our Parameters • We will treat our community as an essential partner. • We will treat each other with dignity and respect. • We will not turn away from the challenge of change. • We will not lower our expectations nor accept mediocrity. • We will expect the best from everyone without compromising excellence.
Strategy I: We will ensure our focus on student achievement is aligned and relevant • 1.1 Develop a comprehensive guidance and counseling program with focus on academic, career, and personal development. • Continuing Indicator • 1.2 Provide a career technical education (CTE) option to increase school relevancy for students. • Dual Enrollment Program-Math, English, Law, Creative Media Technology, Certified Nursing Assistant, Human Growth and Behavior, Aerospace, Carpentry and Welding • Several Elective Options-Ongoing • Advisory to be added at the High School for the spring semester • 1.3 Align language arts program to improve student learning district-wide. • Curriculum Alignment- Ongoing • Pacing guides common assessments, and common core. • 1.4 Align mathematics program to improve student learning district-wide. • Curriculum Alignment Ongoing • Pacing Guides, Common Assessments, and Common Core • 1.5 Align social studies curriculum with critical knowledge and experiential learning to improve student learning district-wide. • Curriculum Alignment – Ongoing • Pacing Guides, Common Assessments
1.6 Align science program to improve student learning district-wide. • Curriculum Alignment – Ongoing • Pacing Guides, Common Assessments • 1.7 Incorporate conflict management skills. • Life Skills Classes taught by Special Education • Olweus Bullying Program will be part of the K-8 curriculum • 1.8 Incorporate Standardized Test Taking Strategies in order to improve test taking Skills.-Ongoing • 1.9 Use of data to progress monitor and to drive instruction • School Teacher and Student Data Folders • Instructional Tools • Success Maker, STAR Reading, STAR Math (Activate) • MAPS Benchmark Testing • SBA/Access • DRA/EDL • WoodCock Munoz/ Spanish Language Assessment • Access/ English Language Assessment • Attendance • Discipline • PDSA • 1.10 Change our Student Management System • PowerSchool • Easy IEP • Inform
Strategy II: We will inspire positive change that sustains an environment of hope and excellence. II.1 Build a community of faculty and staff for better faculty staff relationships. Maintain positive staff relationships. – Leadership teams, goal teams Ongoing II.2 Create mentorship programs for every secondary student thru our advisory classes. Activated and has begun-Ongoing - Goal: Establish Advisory Classes at the High School for spring 2011. II.3 Promote community activities opportunities to reach all students. This is an ongoing process: Parent- teacher Conferences Academic Nights Open House News Letters Scholarship Nights Fall Carnival Dual Enrollment Nights Watermelon Bust Athletic Events PTO/ SAC and Booster Clubs Career Days Site Council at the Schools Leadership Teams Activity and Academic Clubs Band Outreach FFA Outreach JROTC Outreach SHAC District and site web page Email access to all staff for parents Auto dialer- for announcements and daily attendance messages to parents Support with Community extracurricular activities II.4 The Elementary is currently at Provision 2 and must meet FDA Guidelines.
II.5 Address elementary to middle to high school alignment for academic and behavior expectations. Teachers from the lower grade should take time to meet with a teacher from the higher grade. (transition grade between grade levels/schools)-Ongoing Jumpstart Days for Sixth and Ninth Graders • 11.6 Reward positive behavior and academic achievement at all levels. • Punch Card System (PBS) • Incentive Field Trips at the end of the nine weeks • Honor Roll • Attendance Assemblies • Student of the Month Rewards • Lunch with the Principals • Principal of the Day • Positive Referrals • Jostens Renaissance • Academic Letters • First In Math Certificates • AR Recognition • Data Competition
Strategy III: We will ensure consistent discipline with enforceable strategies that focus on educational achievement. III.1 Develop sustained, meaningful discipline/respect systems for all students. With transition strategies in place. Consistent discipline and parent contact attempts. PBSReferrals, ISS,and Suspension DataOlweus anti-bullying programELL InstructionBehavior Improvement PlansAttendance Contracts III.2 Encourage parental interaction and support for all students and provide numerous opportunities for involvement and communication. Parent contact attempts for concerns and successes. Portfolio Funds of knowledge Data Files/ Folders JMAC Access Various Types of Parent Nights Newsletters Site Council/ SAC IEPs SATS Student Lead Conferences P/T Conferences III.3 Utilize community resources to reinforce student behavior. Student Internships Security Resource Officer Post Secondary Scholarships Guest Speakers In school/ Instructional Veterans Day Work Study Programs Community Contributions and Donations
III.4 Improve student attendance through enhanced board policy. New High School Board Policy for Attendance (Three percent improvement for the fall semester). Automatic Dialer and Personal Parent Contact Attempts III.5 Recognize good behavior. Positive Behavior (PBS) Academic Letters Awards Assemblies Positive Referrals Renaissance Programs Ongoing Public Relations III.6 Focus on student-centered education with consistent implementation and expectations. Transition strategies in place Vertical alignment Jump Start Days IEPs Advisory Class Data Files/Folders Curriculum Alignment Portfolios Funds of Knowledge SATS Parent Nights Student Lead Conferences Earned Parking Privileges Flex time for parents (PT Conferences)
Strategy IV: We will demand the highest standards for our community of educators. IV.1 Implement an adult-student mentorship program. The High School does have an Advisory class in which students will be assigned an advisor based on career pathways. This will be a four year commitment. All Sites use data folders. IV.2 Align District Staff Development Plan with district direction and initiatives. We are doing this through our EPPS leadership teams, continuous improvement balanced literacy K-8, Singapore K-6. Curriculum Alignment K-12, Olweus Bullying, Q Review. K-8 is using STAR. MAP, Success Maker, Data Folders, CI (Baldrige). IV.3 Solicit stakeholder collaboration, communication, and supportive interaction in school and district decision-making. The Phone Systems are in place. The newspaper, the news letters, leadership team notes to all staff, Minutes of meetings to staff. Monthly article in newspaper. Website for TorC School District. Each School has their own website along with each teacher has their web website. JMAC Grades are available district wide. PTO, SAC, PAC, Site Council, and Board Meetings
IV.4 Establish a school environment that is supportive, positive, and interactive for all students. Anti-Bullying Program PBS Data Folders Classroom PDSA Jostens Renaissance Student Led Conferences Student of the Month Honor Roll Assemblies Science Olympiad After School Programs Career Day College Day Embracing Cultures Q Review Student Council Payload Team Sports and Activities Academic and Athletic Letters JETS Envirothon Dia Del Rio Ready for K National Honor Society Math League First in Math Dual Enrollment Air Force Research Laboratory Advanced Placement Courses
Strategy V: We will establish and build upon vital relationships in our community. • V.1 Improve communication with staff. • Monday Morning notes, newsletters, minutes of every meeting, along with agendas. • Incorporate Input on Committee Membership from Faculty • V.2 Incorporate community involvement in schools. • Veteran’s Days Career Day Community Educator Day • College Day Scholarship Programs Booster Club BBQs • FFA JROTC/ROTC Band • T-MAD SHAC Red Ribbon Week • Renaissance Payload Program Career Day-Job Fair • Student Intern Site Council ACT Subsidized for all Seniors • College Visit at NMSU for Seniors • DACC Visit for Sophomore and Juniors • V.3 Improve stakeholder involvement by better communications with parents/families. • Phone Notification System for positive referrals from Teachers. • JMAC Access to grades and assignments support for all teachers to have websites, • Academic and career nights • Organizations- i.e. band, choir, ROTC participation w/ the community, HSHS site council • Wireless T or C-Request for grants for all students to have access for wireless for no more digital divide.
V.4 Improve methods of communication (i.e., press releases, notices, various media) with special attention to student participation through Spanish translators. • Newsletters • V.5 Improve relationships and communication with community businesses and organizations. • Work Study • Internship • Scholarship Programs • Spaceport Initiatives • SCEDO • V.6 Provide greater understanding of CTE, ACT, Colleges and scholarship through partnerships with the community. Post Secondary Options. • Dual Enrollment Programs • Use District website for Information • Place Ads in Papers • V.7 Improve attendance at student functions through community involvement goal teams, and advertise events in papers and on radios. • Improve attendance at student functions through community involvement goal teams, and advertise events in papers and on radios. • V.8 Bring community speakers into classrooms. Make High School more welcoming to Alumni. • Veteran’s Day • Career Day • Former Students discuss College and other post secondary options and realities • Encourage classroom participation of community members imbedded in curriculum • Have speakers imbedded in curriculum.
School Leadership System Systems Approach to High Performing Schools Educational Plan for Student Success Stakeholder Needs, Expectations, Requirements School Results School Processes Instructional and Support Focus on Faculty and Staff School Data & Information
Performance Excellence Criteria • Categories • Leadership • Strategic Planning • Customer and Market Focus • Measurement, Analysis and Knowledge Management • Work Force Focus • Operations Focus • (Process Management) • Performance Results • Organizational Best Practices • Visionary Leadership • Customer-Driven Excellence • Organizational and Personal Learning • Valuing Workforce Members • Agility • Focus on the Future • Managing for Innovation • Management by Fact • Social Responsibility • Focus on Results and Creating Value • Systems Perspectives
Key Actions to Achieve Success: • Monitor the academic progress of students in the core disciplines using Short Cycle Assessments and SBA Data. • 201-12 SBA results • MAPS short cycle results- Fall, Winter, Spring • Sucessmaker Invention Software in reading monitored monthly • STARR reading assessments monitored monthly • Develop an aligned and demanding curriculum. • SINGAPOR MATH • BALANCED LITERACY • DIANNE PAYNTER MARZANO GROUP
Key Actions to Achieve Success ( cont.) • Implement leadership training and mentoring to increase building capacity. • PDSA • Q REVIEW • CLASSROOM WALK –THROUGHS • CLASSROOM SUCCESS TRACKING • Forge strategic partnerships with the community. • Constantly Monitor School District Funds.
Hot Springs High School Students’ performance by subgroup on the NMSBA, 2005 to 2011
TCMS Students’ performance by subgroup on the NMSBA, 2005 to 2011