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									Randy Thompson, Principal
Tommy Elliott, Assistant Principal
Debbie Kinard, Assistant Principal
Barbara King, Assistant Principal
Melissa Garrone, Assistant Principal
100 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE
       1910-2010
‣Enriched Academics & College Preparatory Program
‣School within-a-school design
‣Optional Program – Grades 1 - 8
‣Safe and supportive learning environment
‣Active and involved parents & community
‣Exceptional extracurricular activities
‣Preparing the WHOLE child:
       ACADEMICALLY
       ARTISTICALLY
       SOCIALLY
       EMOTIONALLY
       PHYSICALLY
‣Dedicated, Highly Qualified Faculty and Staff
‣10 National Board Certified Teachers
‣ A Century of Excellence in Education
‣ Strong Parent & Community Involvement
    ‣PTA
    ‣Snowden Foundation
    ‣Snazz Up Snowden
    ‣CommUnity @ Snowden
    ‣Snowden PTA Website
‣Collaboration with Rhodes College
‣TEAM APPROACH helps build strong,
       caring relationships
   Extensive Course Offerings
    ◦ Enriched English, math, science and social studies for qualifying Optional
      students
    ◦ Foreign Languages (Spanish, French)
    ◦ Fine Arts
    ◦ Exploratory (Creative Writing, Facing History, PE, Computer Technology)
    ◦ High school credit classes for qualifying students (Algebra I, Physical
      Science, Spanish I, French I)
    ◦ CLUE offered in 1st – 8th grades for qualifying gifted and talented students
       Grade 6 - 8 CLUE Language Arts
   Technology
    ◦ Computer labs and mobile laptop carts
    ◦ Smart Boards, Interactive CPS systems
    ◦ School-wide wireless internet access
   Collaboration with Rhodes College
OUTSTANDING GUIDANCE TEAM
‣ Bridge to Middle School
    ‣ New Student Summer Orientation
‣   PAWS
‣   No Bullying Policy
‣   Kindness Counts
‣   Peer Mediation
‣   Career Fairs PK – 8th
‣   Mentoring
‣   Team Approach
‣   Green Dogs B.A.R.K.
   GRADES 1 - 5          GRADES 6 - 8
ENRICHED ACADEMICS   COLLEGE PREP
 READING/CLUE        LANGUAGE ARTS
 MATH                MATH
 LANGUAGE ARTS       SCIENCE
                      SOCIAL STUDIES
 SCIENCE
                      6TH GRADE – READING
 SOCIAL STUDIES      High School Credit Courses


ENCORE               ELECTIVES
                      BAND
 CREATIVE WRITING
                      CHOIR
 LIBRARY
                      PIANO
 SPANISH             ART
 ART                 ORCHESTRA
 PE                  SPANISH/FRENCH
                      PHYSICAL EDUCATION
 ORFF MUSIC
BAND
CHOIR
ORCHESTRA
PIANO




     SPANISH
     FRENCH    ART
Student Leadership Team

National Junior
Honor Society

Beta Club

Peer Mediation
                  BOYS AND GIRLS
                  GOLF AND TRACK




VOLLEYBALL
AND
FOOTBALL
                                   SOFTBALL AND
                                   BASEBALL

             BOYS AND GIRLS
             SOCCER &
             BASKETBALL
  Flag Corps   Ladies with Purpose   Art
                                     Club
                Debate Team




                  Chess Club
Mighty Sound of Midtown
Marching and
                      Cheerleaders and POM
Jazz Band
   Bridge Builders
   Destination Imagination
   M Squared Enrichment Program
   Duke University Talent Identification Program
   Spelling Bee
   Science Fair
   Geography Bee
   Writing and Speech Contests
   Facing History
   Reflections Contest
   Accelerated Reader
   Stanford Math
   Stanford LAW
   Study Island
   Math Lab
                               Grades 1 and 2
‣       Completed Application
‣       Required to take Optional Schools’ admittance tests
    ‣      Students tested for first grade must have minimum score of 80-percent
           mastery in February through April and 90-percent mastery in May
           through August.
    ‣      Students tested for second grade must score at or above the 70th
           percentile in total reading AND total math on the admittance test.
‣       Satisfactory process skills
‣       Meet or exceed standards in academic and support subjects
‣       Meet or exceed expectations in conduct on the most recent
        report card
‣       Satisfactory attendance
    ‣      A total of more than 15 absences, tardies to school or to class and/or
           early dismissals is considered unsatisfactory.
                   Grades 3 through 8

‣   Must score at above the 70th percentile on the
    Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics
    subtests or equivalents on the TCAP or current
    nationally normed achievement test
‣   No more than one C as a semester average in all
    subjects on latest comprehensive report card
‣   Satisfactory grades in conduct, work habits, and
    attendance (including promptness to school)
‣   Satisfactory progress in nonacademic subjects
‣   Satisfactory attendance
    ‣ A total of more than 15 absences, tardies to school or to
      class, and/or early dismissals is considered
      unsatisfactory.
2009-2010     2011-2012     Reading/LA       Math
Grade Level   Grade Level   Scale Score   Scale Score


 Grade 3       Grade 5      770 and up    771 and up

 Grade 4       Grade 6      769 and up    770 and up

 Grade 5       Grade 7      770 and up    770 and up

 Grade 6       Grade 8      770 and up    770 and up
If you live in the Snowden District:
•Parents of students who are in-district and
qualify for our Optional Program need to complete
the application and submit all proper
documentation to Snowden School
    1. Completed application
    2. Copy of most recent report card
    3. Copy of 2010 TCAP scores
    4. Verification of address (3 proofs)
•In-district parents do not need to go through the
application process or the in-person application
process at the Board of Education
If you do not live in the Snowden district and want to
   apply online:
•   To submit an online application, the student must currently
    attend a Memphis City School in grades one through eleven.
•   Students attending Campus School or a charter school cannot
    apply online.
•   Parents of eligible students for the online application process
    can pick up a bar-coded “ticket” application January 24th from
    6:30 am to 5:30 pm and January 25th from 7:30 am until 5:00
    pm at the Board of Education.
•   If you have a bar-coded application, you can submit an
    application online by going to the Optional Schools website
    and it will provide you with a receipt.
•   If you complete the online application, you do not need to
    return to the Board of Education on January 28th.
•   In order to use the bar-coded application online, the online
    submission must occur prior to January 28th at 5:00 pm.
If you do not live in the Snowden District
and want to apply in person:
•You may submit an application in person if you do not have web access or you
prefer not to submit an application online.
•You must apply in person if you choose to have your child privately tested or
use a test other than the 2010 TCAP Achievement Test results.
•You must apply in person or by mail if your student is currently a non-Memphis
City Schools student (i.e. county, private, independent or parochial), attends
Campus School or a charter school.
      1. Pick up bar-coded application at the BOE January 24th from 6:30 am
           until 5:30 pm or January 25 – 27th 7:30 am -5:00 pm
      2. Bring completed application with all proper documentation to the BOE
           between 6:30 am and 5 pm.
      3. After January 28th, applications may be submitted to the Optional Office.
                      However, bar-coded “ticket” applications may not be used
           after 5:00 pm on January 28th.
            Applying by Mail
Applications for Optional Schools with proper documentation
attached may be mailed to:
        Division of Optional Schools and Advanced Academics
        Memphis City Schools
        Board of Education
        2597 Avery Avenue, Room 106
        Memphis, TN 38112
Applications received in the mail will be processed at the end
of the work day. Bar-coded applications may be mailed but
must be received by January 28th at 5:00 pm. Bar-coded
applications will be processed in numerical order, with the
last four digits of the bar code number holding your place in
line.
Applications are processed on a first-come, first served
 basis using the following procedures:

1.   Sibling Preference for Memphis City qualified students with
     siblings in the same Optional Program who are
     maintaining the Optional requirements. A sibling is a
     brother or sister who lives at the same address.
2.   Memphis City qualified students
3.   Optional students who currently reside in the county and
     are currently enrolled in Memphis City Schools
4.   County qualified siblings
5.   County qualified students
6.   Tennessee qualified students
7.   Out-of-state qualified students
   Completed Optional Application

   Current 2010-2011 Comprehensive Report
    Card

   Copy of last year’s 2010 Achievement Test
    scores

   Proof of residence for in-district students
School and District Contacts

   Snowden Optional Coordinator   416-6115
    Paula Raines

   Snowden Principal              416-4621
    Randy Thompson

   Optional Office                416-5338
    Linda Sklar, Director

   CLUE                           416-0159
    Dr. Yelvington, Supervisor
Be         A
   PART
Of    something
        Great!
From Crayons to Credits…
 join the Snowden FAMILY!

								
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