We would like to thank all of the parents and residents that attended our community meeting held on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Parents and residents were asked to complete a survey to identify needs in the school community. The team provided a detailed report that included data from the surveys as well as data regarding school improvement efforts. Our next meeting will be held in April. Please join as we work together to improve our school community. Tell a neighbor! Below you will find a link to the presentations that were shared during the meeting.
You are your child’s first teacher, and reading with your child is a proven way to promote early literacy. Helping to make sure your child is reading on grade level by third grade is one of the most important things you can do to prepare hm/her for the future. By reading with your child for 20 minutes per day and making a few simple strategies a part of your daily routine, you can make a positive impact on your child’s success in school. We are happy to provide you with this Read at-Home Plan, which includes strategies to help your child become a more proficient reader. Use the link below to access the plan provided by the Office of Elementary Education and Reading.
ETAC will make the weather related missed day on February 20, 2017. Please make your calendars!
The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is pleased to announce that the Pre-K – 8 Family Guides for Student Success are now available in Spanish. Like all students, English language learners (ELLs) benefit from their parents’ involvement in their education. MDE is committed to supporting parents’ understanding of the learning process and providing them with the guidance needed to ensure their children become College and Career Ready. The guides are available for print and view at the following link http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/ESE/links/response-to-intervention-teacher-support-team/family-guides-for-student-success-(spanish-versions).
Please direct any questions concerning the guides to Robin Lemonis firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to our community partner, Trinity Episcopal Church, 50 students were selected to attend the USM vs. Charlotte game on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Students were chosen from a group of over 100 students that earned 10 PBIS tickets during the month of October. As a PBIS model school site, we continue to encourage positive behavior and a focus on academics.
The Mississippi Department of Education has created a new blog, Mississippi Achieves. The blog is geared toward a broad audience of educators, parents and others with an interest in public education in Mississippi. Mississippi Achieves is a venue to celebrate how high academic standards are positively affecting teaching and learning. We expect it will also become a forum for educators to exchange information and resources.
The trajectory of education in Mississippi is changing. Our graduation rate has reached an historic high, our drop-out rate is declining, and our students are achieving better academic outcomes than ever before.
Mississippians now have powerful evidence that the education reforms that have been implemented throughout our state are working. This validates the work of all of the students, teachers, school administrators, state leaders and parents who have dedicated themselves to improving student achievement.