Park Place Middle School
Welcome to Park Place Middle School - home of the Pumas!
November 20, 2014
Each year schools review their previous school year’s achievement data in an
effort to identify areas of strength and areas where opportunities for improvement exist. This year working with our Building Leadership Team (BLT) the Park Place staff reviewed our student achievement data and identified research-based strategies that we believed had the potential to help a greater number of our students achieve academic proficiency on classroom-based, District, and State assessments.
Listed below are the actions for improvement we will be implementing over the course of this school year to help a greater number of our students succeed academically. Ultimately as a school we are accountable for ensuring every student (English Language Learners, students with Individual Education Plans, and students of all ethnicities) obtains the skills and knowledge required for them to be academically successful and prepared for their futures.
- At the end of 1st semester, counselors compile assessment data and present the student achievement data in math and reading to the BLT. The BLT will develop and implement a plan to share disaggregated data to the staff and Professional Learning Community (PLC) to design student interventions.
- Create a schedule and a “walk-through” protocol for administrators to use when they are visiting classrooms.
- Quarterly the administrators will review and share the data collected from their classroom visits.
- Each PLC will identify key information for students to learn that is appropriate for their course and submit to their administrative supervisor.
- PLC members will conduct classroom visits based on an all school focus and pre-determined "look for" to support underachieving populations.
- Provide extended professional development for all staff during an extended school day focusing on Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) and evidence based strategies.
- Provide opportunities for PLC's to meet and incorporate SIOP and evidence-based strategies into their instruction and common assessments.
- Teams will conduct site visit (s) to local/nearby middle schools with recognized English Language Learners (ELL) programs to gather information regarding structures, instructional strategies that may be implemented at Park Place Middle School.
- Provide staff on-going training on Adverse Childhood Experiences strategies to follow up on the training we attended in August.
- Utilize our para-educators to work with targeted students (primarily based on assignments not completed) on Friday's beginning Sept 19 (known as Zero Aren’t Permitted- ZAP). Teachers will contact parents and strongly encourage their student attend ZAP.
- Set a schedule, establish dates, and identify students (in math) to attend Summer Jumpstart 2015 - based on feedback from Summer 2014 and ongoing school year data during 2014-15.
- Implement Jump Start (Summer Academy) in Aug 2015.
- Re-evaluate the use of PUMA Time to better remediate, and enrich targeted student populations.
- Provide after school math interventions based on classroom, State and District assessments.
- Each PLC will identify and develop essential learnings for their subject. The PLC's will present their identified essential learnings to administrators, BLT, and the whole staff. These essential learnings will then drive the common assessments that we create.
- Each PLC will create assessments based on established essential learnings.
- Review the STAR questions throughout the school year to target professional development that will assist with instructional planning.
- PLC's will use STAR assessments to make instructional changes and create targeted interventions.
- Staff will use Student Growth Percentiles (SGP’s) to make instructional changes and target interventions (reading and math).
- Math PLC's will use the End of Semester district assessment (EOS) 'themes' to make informed instructional changes.
- Implement “Where Everybody Belongs” (WEB) program beginning in Aug 2014 and continuing throughout the 2014-15 school year.
- BLT to review District Climate and Healthy Youth Survey's for 2014/15 school year.
- Acknowledge students at school achieving perfect attendance for the month. Recognize them through the newsletter and implement drawings as rewards.
- Create and communicate extended learning opportunities available at school. Publish these opportunities in the newsletter and have the information available during parent conferences.
- Investigate welcoming process for students new to Park Place.
If you would like more information regarding our Learning Improvement Plan, or
our student achievement data please contact me and I will be happy to answer
any question you may have. We will be presenting our Learning Improvement
Plan to the Board of Directors on November 24th and I anticipate shortly after
that presentation our Learning Improvement Plan will be available on our website for our parents and community to view.
I would like to close my article by wishing you and your family a happy and
joyful Thanksgiving. I hope that you will find the time to enjoy your family and
reflect upon the gifts that life has provided to each of us. Happy Thanksgiving!
Park Place Middle School
1408 West Main St.
Monroe, WA 98272-2099
Toll Free: 1-800-282-7818
School Hours: 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
Attendance Hotline: 360-804-4301
Terry Cheshire, Principal
Joel Garrison, Assistant Principal
Kristin Hilson, Assistant Principal
Lisa Johnson, Secretary
Jeanette Barr, Attendance Secretary
Katie Vanderveen, ASB Secretary
Dianne Brainard, Assistant Secretary
Elsa Trabanino, Counselor
Jennifer Garcia, Counselor
Our community offers many opportunities for youth to enrich learning, Monroe Public Schools publishes notices from not-for-profit groups offering such activities on this website under Community Notices. Paper copies are often also available in the main office at our schools.
- Activities and Clubs
- ASB Reports
- Bell Schedule
- Bus Stops for Park Place
- 2014-15 Middle School Curriculum Guide
- Family Alert - August 15
- How Are We Doing?
- Learning Improvement Plan
- Middle School Express Bus Stops
- Parent Involvement is important
- Report Card
- Report Card - districtwide
- Safe Schools Alert Flyer
- Safe Walking Map
- School Schedules
- Solar panel project
- 2013-14 Student Fees
- Student Handbook
- Suggested School Supply List
- Lista sugerida de útiles escolares
- Continue summer learning
Important Notice About Internet Safety
The best way to protect children from online harm is to keep computers in a family area of the home. Visibility allows parents to look over the students' shoulders without being too oppressive. Young children should have a parental chaperone whenever they are on the Internet. Two sites that discuss these issues and offer advice can be found at www.safekids.com and www.safeteens.com.
Hyperlinks to staff web sites (located on the Staff page) are provided for student and parent convenience, and all staff web sites are hosted by external Internet service providers. Monroe Public Schools assumes no liability for content contained on external service provider sites. Filtering software from one of the providers listed below is recommended to prevent unauthorized access to sites beyond the District's control.
Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 4395
2014-2015 Officers are:
- Randie Baker
- Vice President
- Tiffany Martin
- Esther Hill
- Jeannine Hall
- Membership Chair
- Maria Adams
Dialing 360-804-2998 accesses staff voice mailboxes.
The search option lets families use their telephone keypad to enter the teacher's name to be connected to the voicemail system to leave a message.
WEB SITE ADDRESS
|Avalos, Ruby||Attendance Secretary|
|Barr, Jeanette||ASB Secretary|
|Beazley, Irene||Learning Specialist|
|Berg, Vicki||Learning Specialist|
|Bernhardt, Kathy||Family Liaison|
|Boyle, Tonia||8th Grade Humanities|
|Brainard, Dianne||Counseling Secretary|
|Bruton, Shaerie||6th Grade Humanities|
|Butler, Suzette||Learning Specialist|
|Darlington, Paul||7th Grade Humanities|
|Davis, Meagan||6th/7th Grade Humanities|
|Detloff, Liz||8th Grade Humanities|
|Donohue, Chad||7th Grade Humanities|
|Edelsward, Courtney||Learning Specialist|
|Elles, Carlos||Spanish Speaking Liaison|
|Frye, Jeremy||Speech & Language Specialist|
|Garbutt, Monica||7th Grade|
|Garrison, Joel||Assistant Principal|
|Harvey, Jayne||PE||Ms Harvey|
|Hesselgrave, Elke||6th Grade Humanities|
|Hilson, Kristin||Assistant Principal|
|Hutson, Helen||Athletic Secretary|
|Hysmith, Caitlin||Learning Specialist|
|Kroll, Laura||Learning Specialist|
|Lamb, Pamela||8th Grade Humanities|
|Olsen, Linda||Learning Specialist|
|O'Neill, Heather||8th Grade Humanities|
|Rowe, Kathy||6th Grade Humanities|
|Schroeder, Dorothy||6th Grade Humanities|
|Simoni, Dottie||8th Grade Humanities|
|Steenmeyer, Geoffie||Learning Specialist|
|Wells, Sara||Family & Consumer Science|
|Wenker, Kayla||Learning Specialist|
|Williams, Theresa||Science||Theresa Williams|
Park Place Middle School will provide a safe and nurturing learning environment in which staff members will guide students to succeed academically, socially and emotionally.