Belvedere Elementary

 

Belvedere Elementary
3775 Curtis Avenue
Omaha, NE 68111

Phone: (402) 457-6630
Fax: (402) 457-6609 

School Times
Breakfast: 8:30 - 8:55 am
Tardy Bell: 8:55 am
Dismissal: 4:05 pm

 

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Belvedere's Mission Statement

 

Belvedere Elementary will empower students for the future. Success will be achieved within a positive learning environment through:

 

  • Relationships with students, families, staff, and community
  • High expectations  
  • Data-driven decisions
  • Current research-based teaching strategies
  • Advanced technology

 


 

We are committed to preparing students for life.

 

 

Belvedere School Improvement Plan

 

ACHIEVEMENT AREA

2015-2016 ACHIEVEMENT

2016-17 GROWTH GOAL

Mathematics

43.10%

48%

Reading

55.8%

60%



Science

40%

45%

Attendance

93.2%

95.2%

Professional Development Focus Areas:

1. Mathematics: Number Sense

2. Reading: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension 

Omaha Public Schools
School Improvement Plan 2016-17 Elementary School: Belvedere Elementary School Growth Goals
Goal Area: Math
Focus Skill(s): Number Sense
Measurable Objective (growth goal): By May 2017, Belvedere Elementary students will develop and apply Number Sense to become effective and efficient problem solvers in mathematics as evidenced by multiple data points:
• 2016-2017 85% of Pre-K students will meet or exceed widely held expectations for the Math Gold Checkpoint period. o 20% will meet or exceed expectations for the Gold Checkpoint in October;
o 60% will meet or exceed expectations for the Gold Checkpoint in February (Head Start);
o 85% will meet or exceed expectations for the Gold Checkpoint in May.
• 2016-2017 November/February teacher-made grade level common assessment expectations:
o 80% of all K-6 students will perform at the proficient or advanced levels on the grade level common assessment (October/February).
• 2016-2017 NWEA-MAP expectations:
o 80% of students in grades K-2 will demonstrate growth in math;
o 75% of students in grades 3-6 will demonstrate growth in math;
o 30% of students in K-2 will meet their individual projected growth goal from fall 2016 NWEA-MAP testing; o 30% of students in 3-6 will meet their individual projected growth goal from fall 2016 NWEA-MAP testing.
• 2016-2017 NeSA-M expectations:
o Students will increase their NeSA-M scores by 5 percentage points:
Strategies:
§ 3rd from 43% to 48% § 4th from 59% to 64% § 5th from 27% to 32%
Total: from 43.10% to 48.10%
1. Align Nebraska math standards, curriculum, lesson plans, assessments and professional learning so that daily instruction is enhanced to support learning needs of each student.
2. Expect high quality math instruction in every classroom so that all students have sufficient opportunities to develop number sense (flexible thinking and reasoning, estimation, mental math, numerical equivalents, place value, sense of order and magnitude) that lead to success at the next level by:
a. Planning purposeful math lessons aligned to the Nebraska math standards with an emphasis on Number Sense and Problem Solving that include the content and skills, tasks, questioning and assessments.
o Ensure Pre-K teachers intentionally set up learning centers in their classroom environment that embed math concepts into children's play, and provide natural opportunities for practice daily.
b. Posting and referencing a daily student-friendly math learning target that contains the thinking level and skill students are expected to master during the lesson.
c. Utilizing the gradual release of instruction model in every lesson, every day (modeled = I do; shared = we do; guided = you do with a partner or team/I help; independent = you do).
d. Utilizing the CPA (concrete using manipulatives to pictorial to abstract) method in every lesson, every day.
e. Embedding writing in mathematics every day (i.e., exit ticket, entrance ticket, math journal, explaining in writing how to solve a problem,
writing in authentic situations, etc.)
f. Engaging students in math talk to promote math discourse every day (i.e., explaining orally how to solve a problem, telling a partner if you
agree/disagree and why, debating, etc.)
g. Providing explicit instruction, use and review of math academic vocabulary (i.e., to build background knowledge, to allow for student math
talk, application to real life, etc.)
h. Ensuring manipulatives are available daily to help all students process and retain information including student toolkits.
i. Conducting progress monitoring using anecdotal notes recorded in classroom data binder for every student to differentiate math
instruction.
j. Conducting quarterly fidelity checks and follow up to calibrate and ensure accuracy of student math work samples.
Provide direction, support and resources to Paras to reinforce math instruction and skills daily during whole group and small group to ensure engagement with students.
Coach math instruction through use of data and Best Instructional Practices Handbook so that instructional capacity is increased.
3. 4.
Goal Area: Reading
Focus Skill(s): Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency and Comprehension
Measurable Objective (growth goal): By May 2017, K-5 students at Belvedere Elementary School will apply skills and strategies to be active, purposeful, thoughtful and competent readers, writers, listeners and speakers as evidenced by multiple data points to include:
• 2016-2017 85% of Pre-K students will meet or exceed widely held expectations in Literacy Gold Checkpoint period: o 20% will meet or exceed expectations for the Gold Checkpoint in October;
o 60% will meet or exceed expectations for the Gold Checkpoint in February (Head Start);
o 85% will meet or exceed expectations for the Gold Checkpoint in May.
• 2016-2017 Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading Level expectations:
o Kindergarten:  By January 60% of students will show progress toward an F&P level B or higher;  By May 80% of students will show progress toward an F&P level D or higher. 

o First Grade:  By January 65% of students will show progress toward an F&P level F or higher;  By May 75% of students will show progress toward an F&P level J or higher.
o Second Grade:  By January 65% of students will show progress toward an F&P level K or higher;  By May 75% of students will show progress toward an F&P level M or higher.  
o Third Grade:  By January 65% of students will show progress toward an F&P level N or higher;  By May 75% of students will show progress toward an F&P level P or higher.
o Fourth Grade: 
 By January 60% of students will show progress toward an F&P level Q or higher;  By May 75% of students will show progress toward an F&P level S or higher.
o Fifth Grade: 
By January 50% of students will show progress toward F&P level T or higher; By May 65% of students will show progress toward an F&P level V or higher. 

• 2016-2017 NWEA-MAP expectations:
o 60% of students in grades K-2 will demonstrate growth in reading from September to December;
o 80% of students in grades K-2 will demonstrate growth in reading from December to May;
o 65% of students in grades 3-5 will demonstrate growth in reading from September to December;
o 75% of students in grades 3-5 will demonstrate growth in reading from December to May;
o 30% of students in K-2 will meet their individual projected growth goal from Fall 2016 to Spring 2017 MAP testing;
30% of students in 3-5 will meet their individual projected growth goal from Fall 2016 to Spring 2017 MAP • NeSA-ELA assessment by 5 percentage points
o Grade3–from56%to61%; o Grade4–from58%to63%; o Grade5–from58%to63%; Total: from 55.80% to 60.80%
Strategies:
1. Align Nebraska reading standards, OPS Pacing Guides, curriculum, lesson plans, formative assessments and professional learning so that
daily instruction supports the learning needs of each student.
2. Expect high quality, rigorous and engaging reading instruction in every classroom so that all students have sufficient opportunities to
progress as strategic readers that lead to success at the next level by:
a. Participating in professional learning related to the components of balanced literacy at Team Days, grade level meetings and
staff meetings.
b. Planning purposeful, explicit and direct reading lessons aligned to Nebraska ELA standards that include the content and skills,
activities, questioning and assessments.
c. Utilizing the Gradual Release of Instruction model to deliver reading instruction daily during whole group and guided reading
groups.
d. Posting and referencing daily student-friendly reading learning targets that contain the thinking levels and skills students are
expected to master during the lesson in every classroom.
e. Ensuring the use of the Balanced Literacy framework (whole group, guided reading-every student every day with time as the
variable, rotations/independent work) focused on the 5 pillars of reading.
f. Conducting reading benchmarks as an embedded process during the Balanced Literacy Block during the fall and spring
assessments.
g. Conducting weekly progress monitoring using anecdotal notes recorded in the classroom data binder for every student to
differentiate instruction based on their instructional reading level.
h. Conducting quarterly fidelity checks and follow up to calibrate and ensure accuracy of running records.
i. Conducting monitoring of the Pre-K Gold documentation to plan conversations and coaching cycles with teachers.
3. Provide direction, support and resources to Paras to reinforce literacy instruction and skills daily during whole group, guided reading and stations so that students are engaged in learning.
4. Use high probability instructional strategies so that daily instruction is enhanced to support the reading needs of each student:
a. Use the 6-step Marzano Vocabulary process to provide explicit instruction of academic vocabulary (to activate background
knowledge and to allow for skill based talk).
b. Use nonlinguistic representations.
c. Ensure students are reading multiple genres with a focus on nonfiction and informational text weekly.
d. Implement questioning strategies to include text dependent analysis (TDQ/TDA), close reading and reading/writing response opportunities from Journeys and Storytown and across all subject areas.
e. Implement strategies from How to Think Critically About Text (Recall, Retell, Summarize, etc.)
f. Guide students' thinking during reading by using text tagging, anchor charts, sticky notes, journaling, etc.
g. Reading various genres on students’ independent reading level daily.
h. Preview text structures by noting signal words and the organization of the information (cause/effect; problem/solution;
compare/contrast; sequential).
i. Preview text features to include captions, titles, subtitles, headings, glossary, table of contents, text boxes, graphs, etc. to
prepare students to read nonfiction text.
j. Preview narrative genre characteristics to support comprehension of text.
k. Improving the quality of specific descriptive feedback given to students regarding their work during instruction.
l. Implement engagement strategies (Student and Teacher Think Alouds, Think-Ink-Pair-Share; Paired Reading; QAR, etc.).
m. Plan intentional and embedded opportunities throughout the day to expose students to literacy concepts and provide
intentional practice to meet Widely Held expectations. (Pre-Kindergarten).
n. Provide Leveled Literacy Instruction (LLI) as a daily intervention intended to bring below-grade-level readers up to grade
level, administering LLI to 3 students at a time throughout the school year.
5. Coach balanced literacy through use of data and Best Instructional Practices Handbook so that instructional capacity is increased.
6. Engage families through a home/school literacy connection so that families view themselves as partners in developing their child's success
as a reader.
Goal Area: Writing
Focus Skill(s): Ideas, Organization, Sentence Fluency, Voice, Word Choice and Conventions
Measurable Objective (growth goal): By May 2017, Belvedere Elementary students will apply authentic writing skills and strategies to become active, purposeful, thoughtful and competent writers through all modes of writing as evidenced by multiple data points:
o 2016-2017 Quarterly, Grade Level teachers will assess students using common assessments based on the writing mode(s) in the OPS pacing guide that include the qualities of good writing and the Six Traits of Writing (Ideas, Organization, Sentence Fluency, Voice, Word Choice, and Conventions) using OPS District and Nebraska rubrics:
§ 75% of students in grades K-2 will perform at proficient or advanced levels based on individual writing samples;
§ 70% of students in grades 3-5 will perform at proficient or advanced levels based on individual writing samples. o 100% of students in grades K-5 will write daily across all content areas to increase the complexity of the task.
Strategies:
1. Expect high quality writing instruction so that all students have sufficient opportunities to be proficient or advanced writers:
a. Planning purposeful, directed lessons aligned to Nebraska Writing standards and utilizing OPS district pacing guide, the

2.
Gradual Release of Instruction and Being a Writer.
b. Posting and referencing daily student-friendly writing learning targets that contain the thinking level and skill students are
expected to master within the writing mode for each lesson.
c. Providing authentic and complex writing opportunities for students in all modes of writing during Writers Workshop,
including the use of mentor texts, and writing across all content areas.
d. Ensure Pre-K students will have multiple opportunities to access writing instruments to develop the fine motor skills
necessary to become a proficient writer and teachers will expose students daily to modeled writing.
Align Nebraska standards and OPS district pacing guides to calibrate student proficiency and use grade level common assessments so that
all students have sufficient opportunities to become proficient or advanced writers:
a. Each quarter during grade level meetings, classroom teachers will provide student writing samples, based on the OPS district pacing guide, that will be reviewed and discussed to develop individual student goals which will build on writing skills to be proficient and advanced writers.
b. Use weekly progress monitoring and conferencing to provide descriptive feedback to ensure student proficiency.
c. Continue to recognize authentic student writing quarterly through the Golden Pencil Award incentive program.
d. Use quarterly on-grade level common writing assessments based on the mode(s) of the pacing guide, which include(s) the
traits of writing (Ideas, Organization, Sentence Fluency, Voice, Word Choice, and Conventions) using OPS District rubrics and Being a Writer.
3. Coach writing through use of data and Best Instructional Practices Handbook so that instructional capacity is increased.
Goal Area: Culture
Focus: Procedures and Routines
Measurable Objective (growth goal): During the 2016-2017 school year, Belvedere Elementary School staff will intentionally teach expected behaviors and demonstrate unconditional acceptance of all students. Students will be given space to think, reflect and learn effective problem- solving skills to maintain a learning focus as evidenced by data.
• Decrease referrals to PAC (Positive Action Center) from 450 to 400
• Decrease referrals to the Office from 2050 to 900
Strategies:
1. Daily Community Circle Meeting that begins each day with inclusive practices, reinforces the TRIBES agreements and builds classroom inclusion.
2. TRIBES process is embedded throughout the day and in all content areas.
3. My Classroom Economy (financial literacy program) will be implemented schoolwide to reinforce social and behavioral expectations.
4. Create, post, and regularly communicate procedures and routines and school-wide behavior expectations, rewards, consequences, and a
management system in every classroom and high traffic areas so that students’ behavior is conducive to teaching and learning.
5. Conduct beginning of the school year and quarterly meetings with students focused on behavior expectations so that students understand
how actions and choices impact teaching and learning.
6. Provide direction, support and resources to Paras to reinforce that procedures and routines so that students hear consistent messages.
Goal Area: Wellness
Focus: Nutrition, Nutrition Education, Physical Activity, School-Based Activity
• Nutrition Strategy: Awareness and Healthy Lifestyle
• Nutrition Education Strategy: The primary goal of nutrition is to influence students' eating behaviors. Schools promote nutrition education
throughout a student’s K-12 educational program. Nutrition education is incorporated into a variety of curriculum areas. The curriculum experiences provide the knowledge and skills necessary to make healthy food choices. The school will partner with the School Based Health
Center to ensure that all students have access to quality healthcare and provide parent education regarding student health issues (i.e.: asthma, obesity, diabetes, seizure disorders, and mental health)
Strategies Currently in Place: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Nutrition Unit
EHA District Wellness Program Creighton Dental Students Grab and Go Breakfast
Family Wellness Night
School Lunch Menu (distribution)
School Backpack Program Nutrition Connection Newsletter
• Physical Activity Strategy: The primary goals are to offer opportunities for students and staff to experience a variety of physical activities and to teach the value of a consistent fitness program for better health, academic success and general personal well-being. Schools will provide opportunities for physical activity throughout the school day and during existing after-school programs. Physical activity, health and fitness education are incorporated throughout a students' K-12 educational program and staff member’s work experience.
Strategies Currently in Place: Daily Recess before student lunch Intramural Sports
Go Noodle Brain Breaks
Student vs. Staff Kickball Game EHA District Wellness Program
PE Classes
Field Day
Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart
Track area for staff workout
• School-Based Activity Strategy: Schools are encouraged to promote school environments which provide consistent wellness message that are conducive to healthy eating and being physically active. All students will receive a health screening by the school nurse. Height, weight, vision
and hearing will be assessed at this time. The school will partner with a community health organization to provide quality mental health services within the school building. This would include a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner and Psychiatric services.
Strategies Currently in Place: AED in the building
Crisis Team become CPR certified
Field Day-Parents participate in activities Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart
Popcorn used for rewards
Healthy Lifestyle Unit-Guidance Counselor
Pennies for Patients
Students allowed to bring water bottles to class Sugar free treats, rewards with non-food items
Year-long Professional Development Plan
Week of:
Professional Development Topic
Person(s) Responsible
Progress Monitoring and Data Utilization
August 1
• Leadership Kick-off
• Due Process Workshop (p.m.)
• New Teacher Orientation (a.m.)
• New Teacher Building Orientation (p.m.)
Mark Evans
Office of School Support & Supervision Human Resources/Staff Development Leadership Team
August 3-9
• Due Process Workshop (p.m.)
• New Teacher Orientation/Induction
Ceremony (a.m)
• New Teacher Building Work Time (p.m.)
Office of School Support & Supervision Human Resources/Staff Development Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler •
August 10
Opening Meeting 9:00 – 11:45 TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY STAFF INTRODUCTIONS
• Celebrations – Staff Building
• Building-wide Procedures and
Routines
• Behavior Plan
• Calendar
• School Improvement Plan
Goals/Strategies
• Staff Handbook
• Bulletin Board Expectations
• Aligned Long Range Curriculum
Planning – due September 9
• Substitute Plans – due September 15
• Finalize Committees
Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
• Evan Halpain
•


Behavior Data Collected from the Behavior Dashboard for PAC Room Referrals and Suspensions, Climate Survey NeSA-ELA, F & P Benchmarks, Informal Running Records, NWEA/MAP, Literacy Gold Checkpoint
NeSA-M, Math Anecdotal notes, NWEA/MAP, Math Gold Checkpoint

August 11
Curriculum Day
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment
August 12
• Teacher Plan and Prep – 8:25 – 11:30
• My Classroom Economy Presentation
• Coaching Groups
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
• Evan Halpain
August 13
• Minnesota Humanities Showcase
Christina Windsor Mary Griger
Adrienne Collins Mikala Westbrook Sho Shan LynCook Bernadette Chambers Cynthia Nelson
Loren Lowndes
•
August 15
• Teachers Planning and Preparation 8:40 – 4:25
• Back to School Night 6:00 – 7:00
• Safe Walk
o Free Haircuts
o Pizza and Pasta o Book Giveaways
Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
• Evan Halpain •
• Behavior Data Collected from the Behavior Dashboard for PAC Room Referrals and Suspensions, Climate Survey
• NeSA-ELA, F & P Benchmarks, Informal Running Records, NWEA/MAP, Literacy Gold Checkpoint
August 16
• TRIBES
• Role of the Counselor and Social Worker
• Attendance
• Universal Precautions
• Student Health Updates
• REACH Support •
Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
• Evan Halpain
• Behavior Data Collected from the Behavior Dashboard for PAC Room Referrals and Suspensions, Climate Survey
• NeSA-ELA, F & P Benchmarks, Informal Running Records, NWEA/MAP, Literacy Gold Checkpoint

• Cheri Cairncross
• Grenada Shannon
• Elizabeth Arneson
• Teonette Tellis
• NeSA-M, , NWEA/MAP, Math Anecdotal notes, Math Gold Checkpoint
August 17
Coaching Rotation Begins
Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
•

NeSA-ELA, F & P Benchmarks, Informal Running Records, NWEA/MAP, Literacy Gold Checkpoint
NeSA-M, Math Anecdotal notes, NWEA/MAP, Math Gold Checkpoint
August 19
• BAM Meeting
Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
• Evan Halpain
August 22
Staff Meeting - TRIBES, Culture Building with Coaching Teams –
Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
• Evan Halpain
• NeSA-ELA, F & P Benchmarks, Informal Running Records, NWEA/MAP, Literacy Gold Checkpoint
August 23
• Principals Meeting
August 26
Code of Conduct Assemblies with Students to Share Expectations and Student Pledge
o K–2 o 3-5
Christina Windsor
• Behavior Data Collected from the Behavior Dashboard for PAC Room Referrals and Suspensions, Climate Survey
August 26
BAM Meeting

August 29
Open House 6:00 – 8:00
ALL STAFF
August 31
• BAM
Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
• Evan Halpain •
August 3-31
• Student Wellness Focus –Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Student Backpack Program, Grab and Go Breakfast, School Lunch Menu, EHA District Wellness Program, Nutrition Connection, PE Classes, Go Noodle Brain Breaks, Daily Recess
• Students Allowed to Bring Water Bottles
• AED in Building
• Elizabeth Arneson
• Dan Hempel
• Wellness Cmmtte. Memebers
Professional Development Topic
Person(s) Responsible
Progress Monitoring and Data Utilization
September
• Professional Development Focus:
• Math
Leadership Team
September 1 & 2
Grade Level Meetings –
• Schedules and Time Allotments
• SATs
• My Classroom Economy
Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
• Agendas
• Schedules
September 7
Student Job Fair- My Classroom Economy
Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Agendas/Notes

• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
September 12
STAFF MEETING
• SIP Plan Draft Review
• Calendars
Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
• NeSA-ELA, F & P Benchmarks, Informal Running Records, NWEA/MAP, Literacy Gold Checkpoint
September 13
• Principals’ Meeting •
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment
•

NeSA-ELA, F & P Benchmarks, Informal Running Records, NWEA/MAP, Literacy Gold Checkpoint
NeSA-M, Math Anecdotal notes,, NWEA/MAP, Math Gold Checkpoint
September 15
• BAM- SIP Plan
• Learning Targets Chapters 1 & 2
Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
•
September 16
• NWEA- MAP Training
• Curriculum Day (Schedule TBD) (1/2 day)
Specialists: Art, Music, PE, Library (follow building schedule)
Counselors: (follow building schedule) Nurses: (full day)
Research
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment
•

NeSA-ELA, F & P Benchmarks, Informal Running Records, NWEA/MAP, Literacy Gold Checkpoint
NeSA-M, Math Anecdotal Notes, NWEA/MAP, Math Gold Checkpoint
Week of:
• Professional Development Topic
Person(s) Responsible
Progress Monitoring and Data Utilization
September 19
• LLI Training
• BSP Mandt Training
• Data Dig
CIS
Special Education
Mikala Westbrook
• NeSA-ELA, F & P Benchmarks, Informal Running Records, NWEA/MAP, Literacy Gold

Checkpoint
• NeSA-M, Math Anecdotal
Notes, NWEA/MAP, Math Gold Checkpoint
September 21
P4K Visits
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•
September 22 & 23
Grade Level Meetings
Student Writing Samples – Text Dependent Analysis
• Agendas
September 26
Faculty Workshop NWEA Map
Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
• Paula Jakopovic
• NeSA-ELA, F & P Benchmarks, Informal Running Records, NWEA/MAP, Literacy Gold Checkpoint
Agendas
September 1-30
• Wellness Focus – Student Wellness Focus – Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Student Backpack Program, Grab and Go Breakfast, School Lunch Menu, EHA District Wellness Program, Nutrition Connection, PE Classes, Go Noodle Brain Breaks, Daily Recess
• Students Allowed to Bring Water Bottles AED in Building
• Elizabeth Arneson
• Dan Hempel
• Wellness Cmmtte. Memebers
Week of:
Professional Development Topic
Person(s) Responsible
Progress Monitoring and Data Utilization
October
• Professional Development Focus:
• Math
• Procedures and Routines •
Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• NeSA-ELA, F & P Benchmarks, Informal Running Records, NWEA/MAP, Literacy Gold Checkpoint, Common Writing Assessments

• Kim Stoler
• Paula Jakopovic
October 6/7
• Grade Level Meetings
• Proactive Classroom Management
• Writing in Math
• Analyzing Math Student Work
• Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
• Paula Jakopovic
Agendas
October 10
Faculty Workshop: (bring laptops)
• NWEA MAP Data to Instruction
• Data Sheet Check in
• Cmtte Mtngs •
• Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
• Paula Jakopovic
• NeSA-ELA, F & P Benchmarks, Informal Running Records, NWEA/MAP, Literacy Gold Checkpoint, Common Writing Assessments
October 11
• Principals’ Meeting
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment
October 19
• F&P Benchmarks Due to Administration (Grades 1-5)
Data sheets
October 18 or 19 (schedule TBD: attend one 1⁄2 day session)
• Coaching practice sessions for Principals and District Coaching Team members
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment
October 24
• Faculty Workshop: Math CPA Engagement
Agendas
October 26/27
• Parent-Teacher Conferences
Certified staff
October 27
• Math: Data Dig Instruction
• Golden Pencil Award Winners Turned in
• Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
• Paula Jakopovic
NeSA-ELA, F & P Benchmarks, Informal Running Records, NWEA/MAP, Literacy Gold Checkpoint, Common Writing Assessments
October 1-31
• Wellness Focus –Student Wellness Focus –
•

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Student Backpack Program, Grab and Go Breakfast, School Lunch Menu, EHA District Wellness Program, Nutrition Connection, PE Classes, Go Noodle Brain Breaks, Daily Recess
• Students Allowed to Bring Water Bottles
• AED in Building
Week of:
Professional Development Topic
Person(s) Responsible
Progress Monitoring and Data Utilization
November
Balanced Literacy/Text Dependent Analysis
Learning Targets Administrative Team Training
Classroom Academic Goal Setting
Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
• Paula Jakopovic
November 1
• Principals’ Meeting
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment
November 2
• P4K
• Goal Buddy Celebration
November 3 & 4
• Grade Level Meetings – Imagine Learning Teacher Resources (PM on 3rd)(AM on 4th)
• Running Records Samples
Imagine Learning
Usage Reports Agendas
November 9 or 10 (schedule TBD: attend one 1⁄2 day session)
• Coaching practice sessions for Leadership Team members
• Leveled Assessments
District Coaching Team
November 14
• PD presentation – Faculty Workshop-Text Dependent Analysis – Critical Thinking about Text
NeSA-ELA, F & P Benchmarks, Informal Running Records, NWEA/MAP, Literacy Gold Checkpoint, Common Writing Assessments
Agendas Power Point
November 16
• P4K

• Goal Buddy Visit
November 21 & 22
• Grade Level Meetings
• Writing Assessment Student Work – TDA
• Classroom Academic Goal Setting
Agendas
November 23
• Building SIP (1/2 day)
• Teacher Inservice/Work Day (1/2 day)
• Balanced Literacy PD – Matching data to
instruction – Guided Reading
• Grade level / Team planning – (Insert topics
here) Each grade level team will plan a high yield reading strategy. Sharing with other staff will occur at December workshops.
Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
• Paula Jakopovic
NeSA-ELA, F & P Benchmarks, Informal Running Records, NWEA/MAP, Literacy Gold Checkpoint, Common Writing Assessments
November 28
• PD presentation – Faculty Workshop-
• Continuum Use – Running Records
NeSA-ELA, F & P Benchmarks, Informal Running Records, NWEA/MAP, Literacy Gold Checkpoint, Common Writing Assessments
Agendas
November 1-30
• Wellness Focus –Student Wellness Focus –Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Student Backpack Program, Grab and Go Breakfast, School Lunch Menu, EHA District Wellness Program, Nutrition Connection, PE Classes, Go Noodle Brain Breaks, Daily Recess
• Students Allowed to Bring Water Bottles
• AED in Building
• Intermural Sports
• Elizabeth Arneson
• Dan Hempel
• Wellness Cmmtte. Memebers
Week of:
Professional Development Topic
Person(s) Responsible
Progress Monitoring and Data Utilization
December
• Balanced Literacy
• Learning Targets
Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
NeSA-ELA, F & P Benchmarks, Informal Running Records, NWEA/MAP, Literacy Gold Checkpoint, Common Writing

• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
• Paula Jakopovic
Assessments
December 1 & 2
• Grade Level Meetings
• Golden Pencil Submissions due
• (Math Student Work – Writing in Math)
December 12
• PD presentation – Balanced Literacy
Grade Level Teams
Agendas
December 13
• Principals’ Meeting
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment
December 14
• P4K
• Goal Buddy Visit
P4K
December 16
• Grade Level Meetings
• (15 minute)
December 1-22
• Wellness Focus –Student Wellness Focus –Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Student Backpack Program, Grab and Go Breakfast, School Lunch Menu, EHA District Wellness Program, Nutrition Connection, PE Classes, Go Noodle Brain Breaks, Daily Recess
• Students Allowed to Bring Water Bottles
• AED in Building
• Intermural Sports •
• Elizabeth Arneson
• Dan Hempel
• Wellness Cmmtte. Memebers
Week of:
Professional Development Topic
Person(s) Responsible
Progress Monitoring and Data Utilization
January
• MATHEMATHICS- REVIEW CPA
Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
• Paula Jakopovic
Cohort conversations
NeSA-M, Math Anecdotal
Notes, NWEA/MAP, Math Gold Checkpoint
January 6
• Teacher Planning and Preparation (full day)
All staff

January 9
• PD presentation – Faculty Workshop-
• MATH CPA Engagement
Behavior Data Collected from the Behavior Dashboard for PAC Room Referrals and Suspensions, Climate Survey
January 9
• Coaching Rotation 3
Coaching Logs
January 10
• Principals’ Meeting
Human Resources
January 19 & 20
• Grade Level Meetings – Math
• Data Books
Agendas
January 23
(MLK Jr. Day: No
school Monday, Jan. 16th)
• PD presentation – Faculty Workshop Writing in Math - samples
NeSA-M, Math Anecdotal Notes, NWEA/MAP, Math Gold Checkpoint
January 25 or 26 (schedule TBD: attend one 1⁄2 day session)
• Coaching practice sessions for Principals and District Coaching Team members
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment
Jan 24 - 26
• DataDig(MAP, K-F&P,TableOf Specifications) Common Assessments
• NeSA, NWEA/MAP, Fountas and Pinnell assessments, Nebraska Table of Specifications
Agendas
January 6-31
• Wellness Focus –Student Wellness Focus –Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Student Backpack Program, Grab and Go Breakfast, School Lunch Menu, EHA District Wellness Program, Nutrition Connection, PE Classes, Go Noodle Brain Breaks, Daily Recess
• Students Allowed to Bring Water Bottles
• AED in Building
• Intermural Sports •
• Elizabeth Arneson
• Dan Hempel
• Wellness Cmmtte. Memebers

Week of:
Professional Development Topic
Person(s) Responsible
Progress Monitoring and Data Utilization
February
• Mathematics Number Talks
• Learning Targets
Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
• Paula Jakopovic
February 2 & 3
• Grade Level Meetings – Learning Targets in Math
• NeSA, NWEA/MAP, formative assessments, Gold Checkpoint
• Agendas/Notes
February 8 or 9 (schedule TBD: attend one 1⁄2 day session)
• Coaching practice sessions for Leadership Team members
District Coaching Team
February 13
• PD presentation – Math Number Talks •
Paula Jakopovic Leadership Team
• NeSA, NWEA/MAP, formative assessments, Gold Checkpoint
• Agendas/Notes
February 14
• Principals’ Meeting •
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment
February 23 & 24
• Grade level / Team planning Math Number Talks
Paula Jakopovic Leadership Team
• NeSA, NWEA/MAP, formative assessments, Gold Checkpoint
• Agendas/Notes
February 27
• PD presentation – Faculty Workshop
• Check for Understanding
Christina Windsor Leadership Team
• NeSA, NWEA/MAP, formative assessments, Gold Checkpoint
• Agendas/Notes

February 1-28
• Wellness Focus –Student Wellness Focus –Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Student Backpack Program, Grab and Go Breakfast, School Lunch Menu, EHA District Wellness Program, Nutrition Connection, PE Classes, Go Noodle Brain Breaks, Daily Recess
• Students Allowed to Bring Water Bottles
• AED in Building
• Intermural Sports •
• Elizabeth Arneson
• Dan Hempel
• Wellness Cmmtte. Memebers
Week of:
Professional Development Topic
Person(s) Responsible
Progress Monitoring and Data Utilization
March
Engagement and Delight through Project Based Learning in Math and Reading
Leadership Team Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
• Paula Jakopovic
March 6
• PD presentation – Faculty Workshop Engagement Strategies
Leadership Teams
• NeSA, NWEA/MAP, formative assessments, Gold Checkpoint
• Agendas/Notes
March 6
• Coaching Rotation 4
March 6-10
• Parent-Teacher Conferences
ALL STAFF
March 8
• Principals’ Meeting
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment
March 9
• Team Planning (1/2 day) vertical teams to review dataupdate classroom goals Team Planning (1/2 day) Engagement
ALL CERTIFIED STAFF
REVIEW SUCCESS OF CLASSROOM GOALS
• NeSA, NWEA/MAP, formative assessments, Gold Checkpoint

• Agendas/Notes
March 10
• Teacher Planning and Preparation (1/2 day)
ALL CERTIFIED STAFF
March 23 & 24
• Grade Level Meeting Engagement
• NeSA, NWEA/MAP, formative assessments, Gold Checkpoint
• Agendas/Notes
March 27
• PD presentation – Faculty Workshop Service Learning
Certified staff
• NeSA, NWEA/MAP, formative assessments, Gold Checkpoint
• Agendas/Notes
March 1-31
• Wellness Focus –Student Wellness Focus –Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Student Backpack Program, Grab and Go Breakfast, School Lunch Menu, EHA District Wellness Program, Nutrition Connection, PE Classes, Go Noodle Brain Breaks, Daily Recess
• Students Allowed to Bring Water Bottles
• AED in Building
• Intermural Sports •
• Elizabeth Arneson
• Dan Hempel
• Wellness Cmmtte. Memebers
Week of:
Professional Development Topic
Person(s) Responsible
Progress Monitoring and Data Utilization
April
• Delight and Engagement in all content areas, Service Learning,
Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
• Paula Jakopovic
April 6 & 7
Grade Level Meetings Service Learning Implementation
Leadership Team
• NeSA, NWEA/MAP, formative assessments, Gold Checkpoint

• Agendas/Notes
April 10
• PD presentation – Faculty Workshop – Community Partners (Minnesota Humanities)

Community Partners
April 14
• Teacher Planning and Preparation (full day)
CERTIFIED STAFF
April 20 & 21
Grade Level Meetings- Engagement techniques
Leadership Team
COACHING NOTES
April 24
• PD presentation – Faculty Workshop
• STAFF SHARE FAIR
• Staff Share Successes in Service Learning
• that promote engagement, delight and
learning across the content areas.
ALL STAFF
STAFF DEMONSTRATIONS AND ARTIFACTS
April 1-30
• Wellness Focus –Student Wellness Focus –Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Student Backpack Program, Grab and Go Breakfast, School Lunch Menu, EHA District Wellness Program, Nutrition Connection, PE Classes, Go Noodle Brain Breaks, Daily Recess
• Students Allowed to Bring Water Bottles
• AED in Building
• Intermural Sports •
• Elizabeth Arneson
• Dan Hempel
• Wellness Cmmtte. Memebers
Week of:
Professional Development Topic
Person(s) Responsible
Progress Monitoring and Data Utilization
May
• SIP pre-planning
• Each grade will look at data to
see if goals were met.
• Create class list
Leadership Team
• Christina Windsor
• Mary Griger
• Mikala Westbrook
• Adrienne Collins
• Kim Stoler
• Paula Jakopovic
MAP test

May 8
• PD Presentation – Faculty Workshop SIP pre-planning
Each grade will look at data to see if goals were met. Vertical Teams look at data. Create class list
Learning Targets
Leadership Team
• NeSA, NWEA/MAP, formative assessments, Gold Checkpoint
• Agendas/Notes
May 9 or 10 (schedule TBD: attend one 1⁄2 day session)
• Principals’ Meeting
• SIP Workshops
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment
May 11 & 12
• Grade Level Meetings Celebrations of Learning
• NeSA, NWEA/MAP, formative assessments, Gold Checkpoint
• Agendas/Notes
May 22
• PD presentation – Core Values
Leadership Team
Agendas
May 30-31
• Building SIP (1/2 day)
• Teacher Planning and Preparation
Leadership Team
May 1- 26
• Wellness Focus –Student Wellness Focus –Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Student Backpack Program, Grab and Go Breakfast, School Lunch Menu, EHA District Wellness Program, Nutrition Connection, PE Classes, Go Noodle Brain Breaks, Daily Recess
• Students Allowed to Bring Water Bottles
• AED in Building
• Intermural Sports •
Write in the names of the Wellness team members

June TBA
• School Improvement Planning