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School Improvement Information for Parents

September 16, 2012

 

In reverse chronological order from most recently recorded to earliest recorded…

(Updated 6-28-16)

 

Year

Title

Initiated by…

Brief…

2015-16

Update School Compact

Rising Star Leadership Team

Updated language and add depth to parent information on website.

2015-16

Draw Student Info into 1 Stop Shop location on PowerSchool

Rising Star Leadership with Technology Director JD Morrison

New report click for teachers to see more student info collected from one screen.

2015-16

Add Instructional Videos to Website

Rising Star Team members Keith Anderson and Jen Lowery

Everything from parent help videos and links to those providing teacher professional development.

2015-16

Digital Technology Conversations

Rising Star Leadership Team in conjunction with the District Technology Strategic Plan

Rising Star conversations/goals include determining the future of Keyboarding at MCHS along with where to insert more digital literacy into current and/or additional coursework.

2015-16

Student Growth Implementation Guidelines Created

Joint Committee

Comprehensive guidelines arrived at through faculty meetings, surveyed items, and joint committee agreements.

2015-16

Lunch Bunch

Frosh Transition Committee

(faculty and staff volunteers)

Volunteer teachers accepted rotation assignments to assist students recommended into a lunch academic assistance room.

2015-16

Assessment Training for all departments

Rising Star Leadership Team

In conjunction with the Joint Committee and upcoming PERA requirement that Student Growth become part of the Teacher Evaluation process beginning 2016-17.

2015-16

Add ACT Graduation Requirement

Rising Star Leadership Team/Faculty/MHSEA/BOE

Requirement = all in-house students must take the ACT.

2014-15

Add Common Writing Assessment

(time of year to be determined by each department for each course)

Rising Star Leadership Team

Now 5 required common assessments for all courses. (2 sem exams and 2 quarterly assessments, and 1 writing assessment)

2014-15

Departments Implement all curricular goals, align all goals to assessments (Q by Q), and publish goals on dept web page.

Rising Star Leadership Team

Publish with clarity for students and parents.

2014-15

Technology Survey

Rising Star Leadership Team

To determine student access to devices and the internet.

2013-14

Frosh Monitoring Program

School visit teams/RSLT

Study Hall supervisors assigned monitoring of freshmen, communication with teachers and parents.

2013-14

Positive Behavior Referral Program

School visit teams/RSLT/Assistant Principal Jeff Johnson

Reward certificates and prize drawing for positive referrals.

2013-14

Senate Bill 7 (SB7) new teacher/administrator evaluation model

ISBE

(2016 required implementation year)

New four level evaluation rating scale (E, P, N, U)

2013-14

Frosh Parent Night Expansion

Guidance/Principal Kelly Hussey/PSIP

Parent rotation of activities/information

2013-14

Post-High School Options Parent Night

Guidance

 

2013-14

“I Can” Goals Required Daily

Formative Assessment Team (FAT)

To create consistency in practice and student awareness and clarity.

2013-14

Online All-School Quarterly Newsletter

School visit teams/RSLT/Principal Kelly Hussey

Department submission deadlines and posting on MCHS web page.

2013-14

Morris Schools Core Department Articulation

School visit teams/RSLT/Principal Kelly Hussey

Calendar of 3 to 4 meeting dates per year.

2013-14

Department Goal Status Reporting

School visit teams/RSLT/Principal Kelly Hussey

Fall goal setting and spring department reporting dates.

2013-14

Vote to Eliminate the Reporting of class rank beginning with the Class of 2018.

RSLT/Principal Kelly Hussey/BOE

Following extensive two year study.

2013-14

Graduation Speaker Committee/Selection Process

Rising Star Leadership Team

Chair and lead: Mrs. Andrea Gustafson

2013-14

Study and reinstate summer school

Rising Star Leadership Team

Survey and reinstate if appropriate.

2013-14

RSLT Member Rotation Schedule

Rising Star Leadership Team

2 year rotation schedule put in place.

2013 Spr

Additional Read 180 Assessment

Rising Star Leadership Team/English Dept/Special Educ Dept

Accurate student placement

2012-13

Pre-Assessment for RtI and DLP Reading (Read 180)

Principal/Special Ed Dept/English Dept

100% incoming Frosh tested.

2012-13

Data Discovery Calendar

Rising Star Leadership Team

Designed to shift department into a process of looking at available data.

2012-13

Shift to Pearson SchoolNet (from Limelight)

Rising Star Leadership Team

New teacher trainings implemented.

2012-13

New RtI Referral Process

RtI Team (formerly called PPS or Pupil Personal Services)

(forms, checklists, and intervention team mtg structure)

2012-13

New Dean of Curriculum And Assessment

Superintendent Pat Halloran/BOE

½ time position to replace Tri-District Curr. Dir. Position.

2012-13

Quarterly Assessments Added

Rising Star Leadership Team

Now 4 required common assessments for all courses. (2 sem exams and 2 quarterly assessments)

2012-13

Additional Teacher Collaboration Time Added

Rising Star Leadership/FAT/MHSEA

Brought total meeting dates up to 17 per year.

2012-13

Online Parent Contacts Submission Pilot

Principal Kelly Hussey

Will become mandatory for all teachers in 2015-16.

2012-13

5 Essentials Climate Survey

ISBE

MCHS participate fully in all three areas of collection; students, teachers, and parents.

2012-13

School Visit Teams (visits to higher performing high schools)

Rising Star Leadership Team

One action from 5 Essentials Survey results.

2012-13

Redskin Writing Rubric

Formative Assessment Team (FAT)

Writing across the curriculum.

2012-13

Science Success Report to Rising Star

Science Department

Why are you scores improving so fast? Answer = Daily PSAE/ACT Practice questions and new Science Skills Book

2012 Spr

Adopted 2 EPAS growth goals.

Rising Star Leadership Team

See chart in text below

2012 Spr

Common Core Semester Final Assessments

Rising Star Leadership Team/Dept Chairs

All courses

2011-12

Parent EPAS Growth Letter

Curriculum Director Kathleen Wilkey

Demonstrated ongoing annual growth through EPAS Assessment scoring.

2011-12

Faculty Data Trainings

Rising Star Leadership Team

100% trained in data involved decision making.

2011-12

Pearson Limelight

Rising Star Leadership Team

Fully implemented data tracking tool.

2011-12

Read 180

Rising Star Leadership Team

Pilot year into implemention 12-13

2011-12

IPads 5 x 5 Walkthrough

Superintendent Pat Halloran

Evaluation/observation tool

2011-12

Technology Assistant Supervision Assignment

(Dave Auwerda)

Superintendent Pat Halloran/Principal Kelly Hussey

Effort at assisting teachers in use of classroom technologies.

2011-12

Expanded Library Hours

Principal Kelly Hussey

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

2011-12

Department Meeting Dates added to calendar planning

Superintendent Pat Halloran/Principal Kelly Hussey/RSLT

ED and LA + MHSEA agreement to add additional after school hour long meetings.

2011-12

Transition to 7 Period Day Schedule from 4 x 4 Block Schedule

BOE/Administrative Team/Community Input/Transition Committee

After two year transition conversations.

2011-12

Academic Resource Center (ARC)

Transition Team/Principal Kelly Hussey

Supervision assignment location for student academic help.

2011-12

Formative Assessment Team Training

Superintendent Pat Halloran

Designed to improve student writing and assist in the development and use of better assessment strategies.

2010-11

RSLT

ISBE/PDA Coaches/Principal Kelly Hussey

Rising Star Leadership Team

2010-11

Correction Action (Supplemental Educ Services)

NCLB

Required us to offer SES

2010-11

Parent School Improvement Panel

Principal Kelly Hussey

…to offer parent input into school improvement process.

2010-11

Bi-Annual EPAS Testing

Administrative Team

Fall/Spring Explore, PLAN, ACT for 9, 10, and 11 grades.

2009-10

Math Curriculum Change

Math Department

4 Block/Integrated Math

2009-10

Tri-District Curriculum Director

Kathleen Wilkey

Shared Service (lost after 3 years)

2009-10

3 Year Curriculum Cycle

Kathleen Wilkey/Supt Halloran

3 step cycle; curriculum writing, validation, and assessment.

2009-10

Targeted Professional Development

Principal Kelly Hussey

List of allowed PD to fit current SIP indications.

2007-08

Silent Sustained Reading

D’Anna Gugerty

Took what was activity period time.

Shifted to study hall non-homework requirement in 7 period day.

2006-07

New 3 Year Math Graduation Requirement

ISBE for Grad Class of 2010

Defined algebra and geometry content.

2006-07

Math Curriculum Change

Math Department

4 Block/4 Term Algebra

2005-06

Curriculum project

Superintendent Fannin

Binder Project

2005-06

BOE Strategic Planning

Superintendent Fannin

4 Themes

2005-06

New 3 Year Math Graduation Requirement

ISBE for Grad Class of 2009

 

2003-04

SIP Team Started

District Office

 

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Title

Initiated by…

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