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  1. Year 2013-2014 RIDING THE WAVE

  2. Have you seen our new website NPSDK12.RI.GOV • YOU WILL FIND THE LATEST INFORMATION IN OUR SCHOOL AND DISTRICT • TIMES AND PLACES OF MEETINGS • FINDING PAST ARTICLES • LATEST RESEARCH • STUDENTS IN ACTION

  3. The NEW Mission Statement 21st Century • In order to prepare our students to become life long learners in the 21ST Century, the mission of the Dr. Joseph A. Whelan School community is to provide our students with a safe, rigorous, academic environment which not only fosters high proficiency in the language arts , mathematics , science, and technology , but does so in an atmosphere which encourages creativity , spirit of collaboration, higher level thinking, ownership and the development of the unique qualities that every child brings to the table .

  4. Objectives= Student Growth

  5. NECAP NEW ENGLAND COMMON ASSESSMENT

  6. Whelan School NECAP

  7. Goal

  8. Grade 3 Reading

  9. Grade 3 Math

  10. Grade 4 Reading

  11. Grade 4 Math

  12. Grade 5 Reading

  13. Grade 5 Math

  14. Grade 5 Writing

  15. Common Core State Standards • The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) provide a practical way to prepare children for the challenges of a constantly changing world-by learning step by step the real world skills they need for career and college

  16. ELA (Content area included socst , science, and tech • Building Knowledge through content –rich nonfiction and information texts • Reading and writing grounded evidence from the text • Practice with complex text and academic vocabulary (rich and rigorous )

  17. Shifts in Mathematics • Focus: 2 to 4 critical areas deeply to mastery • Coherence: concepts logically connected from one grade to the next and linked to other major topics with the grade • Rigor: Fluency with arithmetic, application of knowledge to real life

  18. Grade 4 Science • Last year score ( now 5th graders ) 63 from 35 to 37 Stay tuned

  19. The school word is????? OWNERSHIP

  20. Kindergarten

  21. Achieving our Mission • It is crucial that education be a Priority • Please check your child’s folder/homework log etc, to ensure assignments are completed. • All students in grade 3, 4, and 5 need to have a reading book of choice at all times. • We ask that children read a total of 15 minutes per night .

  22. RIDE • Web Site • Rhode Island Department of Education • http://www.ride.ri.gov

  23. School plans to raise scores • Ownership • Tuesday Tutoring • Increase non fiction classroom libraries • Scholastic Members

  24. School plans to raise scores • Tuesday Tutoring • High School Tutors • Math Drills (number and operations) • Stop drop practice • Morning math

  25. Teachers are ……. • Continuously engaged in Professional Development Committees /Opportunities We are on many district committees • As technology ,curriculum , advisory, common core training • Wednesday morning SIT team • Whelan Forum (community of parents teachers and students )

  26. SCHOOL SAFETY • North Providence Police accompanying with lockdown drills Officer Jones • Locked doors outside (per school department ) • Green safety badges • Crisis Management Team School as well as district • Fire drills • NP School Department in sessions with NPPD to increase system wide security measures

  27. Whelan Forum • Everyone should consider themselves part of the forum It is every parent , teacher , student , and organization that creates a successful environment and creates what we call the Whelan Community • Whelan School is now in the process of recruiting new parent forum members. As this program is new we are looking to better communication among the school community. We are looking for one parent to take charge of a homeroomfor the 2014 2015 school year.