Improvement Activities

School Wide Programs

AVID 4 Core Skills 
Monthyly RTI (Respnse to Intervention) Meetings
Monthly CSIP/Leadership Meetings
Monthly Staff Professional Development Meetings
Weekly Grade Level Meetings
Weekly SRC Meetings
3 R's Respect, Responsible and Ready Program

Literacy

Star Reading 
DIBELS Reading Assessment and Monitoring
Peer Tutoring
Accelerated Reader
Good Samaratin Readers Program (Adult Tutoring)
Primary Walk to Read (RTI Intervention Program)
Journeys Leveled Reading Program (Small Group Reading Program)
Title 1 and LAP Reading Intervention Programs

Math

Math Academy (After School Math Tutoring Program)
Star Math
IXL
Math Computational Screener (Monthly)
Intermediate Walk to Math Program (RTI Intervention Program)
Title 1 Math Intervention Program

Parent, Family, and Community Involvement

Each of our schools strives to engage with the community (PSD School Board Direction – Communication, Engagement and Involvement).  Specific examples/plans of this parent and community engagement can be found by clicking here to read the school’s annual performance report. 

Use of Technology

In each of our schools, technology is a primary tool to facilitate instruction and these tools have a positive impact on student learning. Technology also allows our school to communicate effectively with parents through a variety of innovative means. We also use various district software applications for student intervention as we continue to develop Response to Intervention (RTI) systems in our school.


We use the following software applications for this work:

  • Blackboard/Edline websites: Contains teacher instructional materials and guidelines; communication for parents, and student access to instructional materials.
  • STAR ­Reading and Math Assessments: Diagnostic assessments to provided benchmark indicators on student performance in reading and math.
  • PerformancePLUS: Repository for all state, district, and building assessment data; data available to analyze student performance by school teams.
  • Blackboard Connect: Communication tool to inform parents on important school information and student learning events.