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  • Searcy School District

    Annual Report to the Public August 28, 2013

  • All schools in the Searcy School District are fully accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education and AdvancEd and no deficiencies have been identified.

    Accreditation

  • A.C.A. 6-15-1701 et seq. Parental Involvement

    in Arkansas Public Schools Parents play an integral role in the

    education of their children.

    Searcy Schools strive to assist parents in a variety of ways.

    Searcy School District will facilitate a training for parent committee volunteers.

    Methods of Parental Communication: School Messenger, monthly UPDATE, website, local media

  • Total Certified Employees

    Bachelors Masters Doctorate NBCT

    304 148 154 2 17

    Searcy Public Schools employs 158 classified staff members including clerical, transportation, custodial and grounds, maintenance, nutrition, and paraprofessional employees. Additionally, six R.N.s are on staff for student health care needs. The transportation department operates 38 buses.

    Searcy Public School District employs one certified teacher and one aid at the Sunshine School, a special education school in Searcy that serves students of all ages.

    Ninety-eight percent of Searcy Public School District teachers are fully certified in the areas they teach and meet the Highly Qualified Teacher status.

    Highly Qualified Teachers

  • SPSD New Certified Employees

    Searcy School District hired twenty-nine new employees for the 2013-2014 school year.

  • District-Wide Facility Improvements

    AJHS Addition SHS Multi-purpose Facility

    Lion Stadium Concession and Weight Room

  • District-Wide Facility Improvements

    Deener, McRae, Westside, and

    Southwest Fencing

    Searcy Learning Center

  • New Security Cameras Across District

  • Sidney Deener Future Facility Improvements

    New Construction Administrative Wing

  • Administrative Office Staff

    Mr. James Gurchiek, Principal

    Mrs. Joni Free, Assistant Principal

    Mrs. Jeanine Miller Mrs. Kaye Todd

  • McRae Elementary Staff

  • Curriculum/Instruction and Interventions

    AIP (Academic Improvement Plan) for Intervention of Student Needs Development of a detailed process of what actions

    are taken when a student is not progressing at an appropriate rate.

    Progress will be discussed at Parent/Teacher conference or when conference is requested.

    Continue Comprehensive Literacy school wide. Continue to expand the use of writing across

    the curriculum and to explain orally and written.

  • Curriculum/Instruction and Interventions

    Assess and Monitor students with: DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment) and DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy

    Skills) Running Records Monitor Fluency and

    Comprehension Target Tests

    Use non-fiction books during guided reading to address Science and Social Studies/Arkansas History.

    Incorporate the use of Action Based Learning Continue implementation of CGI (Cognitive

    Guided Instruction) during Math Instruction. Student Lead Discussion DIBELS Math

  • ITBS McRae Elementary School

    0

    20

    40

    60

    80

    100

    Reading Language Mathematics

    59 60 55

    62

    48 56 1st

    2nd

  • Benchmark Exam Grade 3 Percent of Students

    Proficient and Advanced

    0

    20

    40

    60

    80

    100

    Mathematics Literacy

    86 79

    86 87

    State McRae

  • McRae Annual Measurable Objectives

    Percent Tested Achieving Literacy Status Achieving Mathematics Status Achieving

  • School Improvement Plan Goals

    All students will show improvement in reading comprehension and writing skills with an emphasis in the areas of content and style.

    Show Place Value Understanding and Properties of Operations to solve problems.

    All students will participate in specific activities designed to promote healthy lifestyles.

    English Language Learners will improve in academic achievement in all areas.

    If you have questions about our school improvement plan, please contact Mr. Gurchiek or ACSIP Chair Mrs. Free or Steering Members Mrs. Jackie Starks or Mrs. Jennifer Koch.

  • Parental Involvement Plan

    Materials Check-out and Resources Multiple events offering

    opportunities for parental involvement.

    Open House for each grade level. Literacy & Math Nights PTO Questions: Please feel free to contact

    the school office at 268-3936

  • During the 2012-2013 School Year McRae Elementary Raised over $8,000 For the American Heart Association

    during Jump Rope for Heart.

  • Please call or come by the office if we can be of any assistance.

    Mr. James Gurchiek; Principal

    gurchiekj@searcyschools.org

  • Sidney Deener Elementary

    K-3 Enrollment-434

    Working Together for the Success of the Whole Child

  • Administrative Staff

    Kim Wilkerson, Principal

    Jeff Graham, Assistant Principal

  • Instructional Programs Continued implementation of Comprehensive Literacy which includes ELLA and Effective Literacy Continued implementation of 6 + 1 Traits of Writing and non-fiction writing Implement Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) in Math Implementation of Focused Intensive Enrichment/Remediation Period Full implementation of Common Core State Standards

  • IOWA Test of Basics Skills (ITBS)

    0

    20

    40

    60

    80

    100

    Reading Language Math

    51

    63 55

    43 41 40

    1st Grade 2nd grade

  • Grade 3 Augmented Benchmark Exam

    Percent of Students Proficient and Advanced

    0

    20

    40

    60

    80

    100

    Math Literacy

    86 79 75 73

    State Sidney Deener

  • Sidney Deener Annual Measurable Objectives

    Percent Tested Status: Achieving

    Literacy Status: Needs Improvement

    Math Status: Achieving

  • School Improvement Plan Goals

    All students will improve content and style in writing and improve reading comprehension across the curriculum.

    All students will show improvement in math procedures and the ability to respond to open response items and performance tasks across the curriculum.

    All students will participate in specific activities designed to promote healthy lifestyles.

    English Language Learners will improve in academic achievement in all areas.

    If you have questions about our ACSIP plan, please contact Mrs. Wilkerson or Mrs. Julie Brown, ACSIP chair.

  • Parental Involvement Plan Parent Fest

    Kick Off Event Literacy/Science/Math Night Look to the Future Day (Career Day) Carnival and Field Day

    Parent Center Weekly classroom newsletters Monthly school newsletters Parent/Teacher Conferences Open House PTO- Shannon Derrick, President MASH/DASH volunteer program Monthly student recognition program Donuts for Dads and Muffins with Moms

    Questions: Please contact Kay Evans, Jeff Graham or Kim

    Wilkerson

  • Awards and Special Projects Partnership with Harding Universitys Physician Assistants

    Gettin' Down with Diabetes Type II Diabetes Prevention Food and Nutrition Lessons Partnership with ELL Tutors Read for America Tutors

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Grant Recipient from the ADE 2013 - $21,050 (6th Year)

    Church Partnership: Food Distribution (Backpack for Kids) Named to the 2011 List of Higher Performing Schools in

    Arkansas that are Exceeding Expectations in College and Career Readiness by the National Center for Educational Achievement.

    USDA Healthier US School Award: Silver Level 2012-2016 St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital MATH-A-THON Partnership with Arkansas Rice Depot-Weekend Meals

  • Please contact us or visit if you have questions.

    268-3850

    kwilkerson@searcyschools.org

  • http://ssweb.wmsc.k12.ar.us/westside/

  • Administrative Staff

    Marye Jane Brockinton

    Principal

    Clay McCammon

    Assistant Principal

  • IOWA Test of Basics Skills (ITBS)

    0

    20

    40

    60

    80

    100

    Reading Language Math

    73 74 65

    75 70 67

    1st Grade 2nd grade

  • Grade 3 Augmented Benchmark Exam

    Percent of Students Proficient and Advanced

    0

    20

    40

    60

    80

    100

    Math Literacy

    86 79

    93 88

    State Westside

  • Westside Annual Measurable Objectives

    Percent Tested Status: Achieving

    Literacy Status: Achieving

    Math Status: Achieving

  • School Improvement Plan Goals Plan of Action based on specific student

    needs

    Continued/heightened implementation of Effective Literacy and Early Learning Literature in Arkansas strategies to continue to move all students toward proficiency in comprehensive literacy.

    Continued/heightened open response logical problem solving strategies to raise student proficiency levels in math/logical problem solving

  • Parental Involvement

    We have many opportunities for parents to be involved at Westside:

    an annual Open House for each grade level and classroom a strong PTO very supportive of the education of students at

    Westside sponsor family literacy and math opportunities at Westside access to a well-e

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