100% of students will be on grade level or above in Math
Teachers meet with grade level teams to plan and discuss assessment outcomes. Teachers share resources and regroup students if needed for small group instruction.
School wide: All teachers meet 2 times a month to plan and review math goals. Students who need additional support or enrichment are identified, goals are set, and teachers plan when and how they will address the goal over the next 3-4 weeks. In some cases, the same children may be identified several times by their classroom teacher. The group discussions, coupled with the emphasis for support in small groups or with paraprofessionals, helps students achieve grade level goals.
Teachers are learning to apply the newly adopted “Common Core State Standards.” Deeper understanding of these standards improves our instructional practices. The CCSS was introduced this year in the areas of reading, writing, and math. The process of introducing the standards will continue through 2014. Teachers have access to support and challenge materials from DPS online and through collaboration with colleagues. To read more about the Common Core State Standards, please go to this website: http://www.corestandards.org/
Southmoor’s climate and culture committee has been working on this and a more specific plan is coming. Denver Public Schools has adopted a formal discipline policy that will be used to promote a safe and respectful school environment. This policy sets forth specific, expected rules of conduct and the manner by which these rules will be enforced. It can be found in detail on the district website: http://www.dpsk12.org/parent_handbook/
Southmoor Elementary was awarded a grant during the 2014-15 school year to explore the interest and support for physical activity, nutrition and wellness during the school day. As part of this initiative, a Wellness Committee was established and an online wellness survey was conducted in the 2015/2016 school year.