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					2009 – 2010 School Action Plan




    Magnolia Elementary
         4th – 6th Grades

     1147 North Clark St.
  Magnolia, Mississippi 39652

    Blake Brewer, Principal
          601-783-2383
        bbrewer@southpike.org
                                                            South Pike School District
                                                          Magnolia Elementary Action Plan

Priority Issues: Decrease student failure rates, increase parental involvement
Performance Goal: Increase percentage of students scoring proficient and advanced on state assessment
Performance Objective: Provide remedial support at all grade levels for reading and math

                                                                 Academics 1 – INTERVENTION
Actions/Activities                                 Completion             Position(s)         Cash                   Achievement
                                                    Date                  Responsible         Resources              Measures
Each school will review their master schedule to   July 2009              Principal           N/A                    Mr. Blake Brewer will submit
establish time to provide intervention and/or                                                                        master schedule to Central
remedial instruction to targeted students                                                                            Office
A committee formed with the Ms. Patricia           August 2009            Chief Academic      Title I and District   Selected screening instrument
Watkins will review and renew AimsWeb and                                 Officer                                    and intervention program are
Kids College for reading and math to be used K                                                                       purchased and in place.
– 12 district-wide.
Students will be assessed in grades K-12 with     September 2009          Instructional       Title/District         Screening results submitted to
AimsWeb to determine areas of remediation         January 2010            Strategist                                 the principal.
needed for reading and math.                      At the beginning of
                                                  each semester
                                                  thereafter
Based on the screening results, targeted          September 2009          Instructional       Title/IDEIA/District   Progress Monitor
students will be enrolled in remedial instruction January 2010            Strategist
as designed by the master schedule.               At the beginning of
                                                  each semester
                                                  thereafter
Enrollment in the intervention programs for       Monthly checks within   Instructional       N/A                    Teachers submit request to
reading and math will be considered fluid and     the intervention        Strategist                                 Mr. Blake Brewer, through the
subject to change on a regular basis based on     program and progress                                               T.S.T., for students to be
student performance data within and outside the and report card                                                      considered for intervention
intervention setting.                             reports outside                                                    services
                                                             South Pike School District
                                                           Magnolia Elementary Action Plan

Priority Issues: Clarify classroom expectations for parents. Address concerns of parents in a positive and timely manner.
Performance Goal: Increase communication with parents.
Performance Objective: Increase variety of methods for communicating with parents

                                                      Academics 2 – COMMUNICATION WITH FAMILIES
Actions/Activities                                 Completion          Position(s)       Cash                                    Achievement
                                                   Date                Responsible       Resources                               Measures
District will utilize the computerized phone       August 2009         Superintendent    District Funds                          Mr. Blake Brewer will review
calling system to call parents of older students                                         Title Funds                             the teachers’ contact/activity
in junior and senior high school as needed, e.g.                                                                                 log each semester.
absenteeism, discipline, and/or poor academic
performance. The system will also be used to                                                                                     Mr. Blake Brewer will conduct
call and congratulate parents for students who                                                                                   observations of teacher/parent
are doing well.                                                                                                                  interaction targeting before
Each school will send home monthly                 August – May            Principal               Title Funds /Activity Funds   and after school behaviors, as
newsletters.                                       Each Year                                                                     well as during school
Conduct parent survey to determine parent          May 2009                Principal               District Funds/Title Funds    sponsored events.
interests and needs.                               Annually thereafter
School PTO members will meet on a quarterly        August 2009             Principal               None                          Minutes of each school’s
basis to discuss results of parent survey and      Quarterly, thereafter                                                         Parent Advisory Council
progress toward meeting expectations of                                                                                          meetings will be kept on file at
positive communications.                                                                                                         the school.
Continue a community contact campaign with         September 2009          Community Relations     Title Funds/Grant Funds
the Extension Service Office where a successful                            Director
individual from each small community within the
South Pike attendance zone is identified and
worked with to help parents obtain a value for
education and learn how they can support their
child’s teachers and the school to obtain
success for their child/children.
                                                             South Pike School District
                                                           Magnolia Elementary Action Plan

Priority Issues: Teacher technology usage
Performance Goal: To improve technology skills of teachers.
Performance Objective: Increase technology use in instruction and reporting student performance.

                                                                  Academics 3 - TECHNOLOGY
Actions/Activities                                  Completion            Position(s)              Cash                   Achievement
                                                    Date                  Responsible              Resources              Measures
Assess teacher technology skills/performance        August 2009           Technology               None                   Teacher use of Smartboards
and provide professional development based on                             Instructional                                   and Clickers. Usage of
the results of the skills assessment.                                     Strategist                                      AIMsweb.Teacher facilitating
                                                                                                                          the usage of Kid’sCollege.
                                                                                                                          Documented in plans and
                                                                                                                          walk-throughs.
Teachers will integrate technology in instruction   January- May 2009    Teachers                  District Funds/Title   Mr. Blake Brewer classroom
on a weekly basis.                                  Monthly thereafter                             Funds/Grants           visits will document
                                                                                                                          appropriate use of technology
                                                                                                                          by teachers and students.
Provide technology facilitation for each teacher    July 2009            Technology                District Funds/Title   Technology facilitator
on a formally scheduled basis.                                           Instructional             Funds/Grants           maintains a log of daily
                                                                         Strategist                                       activities
                                                               South Pike School District
                                                             Magnolia Elementary Action Plan

Priority Issues: Differentiated instruction
Performance Goal: Provide instruction for different learning styles, inclusion, and closing the achievement gap.
Performance Objective: Target instruction to meet students’ needs

                                                                    Academics 5 – TRANSITION
Actions/Activities                                           Completion           Position(s)           Cash               Achievement
                                                             Date                 Responsible           Resources          Measures
Teachers perform diagnostic exams using pretests.            Spring 2009          Principal                                Pretest/Posttest administered.
Teachers will deliver lessons to meet the various            Annually, thereafter
learning styles of all students. Will differentiate
instruction for the whole class, groups, and individually,
as needed. Instruction will be delivered using a
minimum of three different styles.
Establish a structured day of transition for teachers to     Spring 2009            Principal           N/A                Survey of teachers and Mr. Blake
receive information on new students they will be             Annually, thereafter                                          Brewer participating in the
receiving; odd grade levels to even in the morning and                                                                     transition program.
even grade levels to odd in the afternoon.
During the transition day teachers at each school will       August 2009            Principal           Title I/Title II   Sign-in sheets, results of analysis
analyze student academic performance data from               Annually, thereafter                                          from each team presented to the
receiving teachers inclusive of grades, sample work and                                                                    Mr. Blake Brewer with selected
intervention progress as appropriate within each of the                                                                    instructional strategy to address
four core subject areas to determine areas of needed                                                                       the identified needs.
support for individual students. Provide students with
instruction as dictated by the data, using various
strategies.
                                                            South Pike School District
                                                          Magnolia Elementary Action Plan

Priority Issues: Differentiated instruction
Performance Goal: Provide instruction for different learning styles, inclusion, and closing the achievement gap.
Performance Objective: Target instruction to meet students’ needs

                                                      Academics 5 – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Actions/Activities                                       Completion          Position(s)   Cash                    Achievement
                                                         Date                Responsible   Resources               Measures
Each school will create job-embedded professional        August 2009         Principal     Title and District      Records of PLC meetings being
development through the implementation of Professional                                     Funds                   conducted at each school.
Learning Communities
PLC groups will receive appropriate professional         September 2009      Instructional District Funds/Title
development addressing the selected instructional        On-going thereafter Strategist    Funds                   Sign-in sheets, agendas, schedule
strategies, inclusive of embedded professional                                                                     of visits to model schools, Ms.
development allowing teachers the opportunity to have                                                              Patricia Watkins log, minutes from
discussions around student work resulting from the                                                                 teacher meetings.
implementation of the selected strategies.

Grade Level/Subject area teachers will generate the      Dates:                                                    Tests will be analyzed to ensure
nine weeks tests for the district.                       Aug. 19 (Mag. To                                          that proper skills are included.
                                                         Osyka)
School specific selected strategies for Professional     Sept. 16 (Osyka to
Development: (see district PD plan for more information) Mag.
Depth of Knowledge                                       Jan. 6 (Mag. To
Differentiated Instruction                               Osyka)
Use of Intervention Data – targeted to T.S.T. members Apr. 7 (Osyka to
                                                         Magnolia)
Teachers will implement newly learned skills/strategies  Daily                   Instructional          N/A        Walkthroughs conducted by Mr.
into their classrooms.                                                           Strategist                        Blake Brewer and Ms. Patricia
                                                                                                                   Watkins document the appropriate
                                                                                                                   implementation of the selected
                                                                                                                   instructional strategy.
                                                           South Pike School District
                                                         Magnolia Elementary Action Plan

Priority Issues: Teacher Performance
Performance Goal: To improve the implementation of classroom instruction.
Performance Objective: Develop tools for increasing teacher performance.

                                                         Academics 6 – INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
Actions/Activities                                 Completion             Position(s)      Cash        Achievement
                                                   Date                   Responsible      Resources   Measures
Teachers will implement two or more                August - May           Teacher          None        Mr. Blake Brewer and Ms.
instructional strategies in each lesson. These     Daily                                               Patricia Watkins conduct
instructional strategies should be linked to the                                                       walkthroughs targeting
data on student needs identified in Academic 5.                                                        implementation of selected
                                                                                                       strategies
Implement embedded professional development August – May               Instructional      None         Mr. Blake Brewer reviews
allowing teachers the opportunity to have      Weekly                  Strategist                      study group logs every other
discussions around student work resulting from                                                         week.
the implementation of the selected strategies.
                                                                                                       Analyze student performance
                                                                                                       data using the quarterly
                                                                                                       benchmarking system.
                                                               South Pike School District
                                                             Magnolia Elementary Action Plan

Priority Issues: Counselors
Performance Goal: Evaluate district guidance/counselor programs.
Performance Objective: To ensure all students have access to guidance and counseling.

                                                               Academics 7 – ACADEMIC SUPPORT
Actions/Activities                                  Completion             Position(s)       Cash                         Achievement
                                                    Date                   Responsible       Resources                    Measures
Develop and maintain a log of daily student         August 2009            Counselor         None                         Counselor will submit logs,
contacts, actions, results of counseling services   August – May                                                          agendas, evaluations to Mr.
                                                    Daily thereafter                                                      Blake Brewer for quarterly
Counselor will provide lessons teaching                                                                                   review
personal and social skills; teaching about          Weekly                                                                Continuous monitoring of
feelings/peer pressure                                                                                                    office referrals

Provide healthy ways of dealing with conflict

Teach social acceptable manners

Tools to control anger
Survey all counselors to determine there            August 2009             Chief Academic   Title I & IV                 Results of survey submitted to
identified areas of greatest strengths and                                  Officer                                       Chief Academic Officer
needs.
Based on the results of the survey, provide         Quarterly               Chief Academic   District Funds/Title Funds   Mr. Blake Brewer will review
appropriate professional development for all        August – May            Officer                                       counselors’ daily log of
counselors.                                                                                                               student contacts and activities
                                                                                                                          quarterly for inclusion of
                                                                                                                          strategies learned during
                                                                                                                          professional development
                                                                                                                          sessions.
Develop and implement a calendar of school          August 2009             Counselor        District Funds/Title Funds   Counselors will submit
wide student and/or teacher activities related      Quarterly, thereafter                                                 calendars and sign-in sheets
information and data gained from Academic 4.                                                                              documenting participation in
                                                                                                                          scheduled activities.
                                                              South Pike School District
                                                            Magnolia Elementary Action Plan

Priority Issues: District Curriculum
Performance Goal: College preparation, employment opportunities, career interests, student and parental input
Performance Objective: Align curriculum and textbooks.

                                                                   Academics 8 - CURRICULUM
Actions/Activities                                  Completion           Position(s)                 Cash                         Achievement
                                                    Date                 Responsible                 Resources                    Measures
Following the annual textbook adoption              August 2009          Instructional Strategist    Title Funds                  Enhanced MS curriculum
schedule for the state of Mississippi, align each   Annually thereafter                                                           guide with identified
subject area textbooks to Mississippi grade                                                                                       instructional materials
level expectations for k-12 within the adoption
cycle.
Provide supplemental materials to address           August 2009           Instructional Strategist   District Funds/Title Funds   Mr. Blake Brewer reviews
missing textbook skills.                                                                                                          lesson plans and Mr. Blake
                                                                                                                                  Brewer and Ms. Patricia
                                                                                                                                  Watkins conduct daily
                                                                                                                                  classroom visits to document
                                                                                                                                  implementation of identified
                                                                                                                                  materials.
Add and/ or adjust local Goal and objectives to     Annually              Instructional Strategist   None                         Ms. Patricia Watkins will
curriculum                                                                                                                        submit additions/adjustments
                                                                                                                                  to Mr. Blake Brewer
Teachers implement lessons plans using the          August – May          Principal                  None                         Mr. Blake Brewer and Ms.
core and supplemental materials as identified in    Daily                 Instructional Strategist                                Patricia Watkins conduct daily
the district written curriculum.                                                                                                  classroom visits to document
                                                                                                                                  implementation of written
                                                                                                                                  curriculum.

Utilize district-wide pacing guides.                                                                                              Ensure curriculum is being
                                                                                                                                  followed by observations,
Emphasize with teachers the importance of                                                                                         walk-throughs, and teacher-
labeling assignments and assessments.                                                                                             given assessments.

                                                                                                                                  Analyze student performance
data using the quarterly
benchmarking system.
Analyze course performance
objective report in Sam6i.