Our annual school-parent compact offers ways that we can work together to help our students succeed. This compact provides strategies to help connect learning at school and at home.
· Link to academic achievement goals
· Focus on student learning
· Share strategies that staff, parents, and students can use
· Explain how parents and teachers can communicate about student programs
Academic Achievement Goals
The Board of Education sets goals for the entire district. The district goals for 2018-2019 are the following: · Reading– all students will maintain or improve percentile rank in terms of the number of students scoring on track/mastery for the four subgroups and achieve at least a 3 on TVAAS results on the ELA TN Ready assessment. · Math– all students will maintain or improve percentile rank in terms of the number of students scoring on track/mastery for the four subgroups and achieve at least a 3 on TVAAS results on the Math TN Ready assessment. Selmer Middle School Goals
Selmer Middle School administrators and teachers have studied our student achievement data to determine the most important areas for improvement for our school.
Reading– To increase reading proficiency from 30% to 34%, our school will concentrate on the following areas: · Vocabulary development in grades 5-8 · Making text connections in grades 5-6 · Writing strategies in grades 5-8
Math– To increase math proficiency from 37% to 41%, our school will concentrate on the following areas: · Numbers and Operations · Expressions and Equations
Areas of Focus · 5th Grade Focus: Multiplication facts and Place Value and Vocabulary development and Reading Comprehension · 6th Grade Focus: Numbers and Operations and Long Division and Summarizing text and Writing Strategies · 7th Grade Focus: Number Systems and Vocabulary development and Context clues · 8th Grade Focus: Expressions and Equations (Systems of two linear equations) and Reading Comprehension and Summarizing
As a school, we will…
· Develop homework assignments that are project-oriented and provide two-way communication.
· Post online weekly grades for students and parents to view at school or online.
· Provide opportunities for parents to assist students with school projects
As families, we will…
· Use the Information Now link to review grades on a weekly basis.
· Attend afterschool opportunities to assist my child on projects.
· Review child’s homework each day and check for understanding.
· Read with my child or have my child read at least 20 minutes daily.
· Call out math facts on a daily basis to review skills.
As students, we will…
· Complete the daily assignments with my family and mark the problems that I do not understand to review with my teachers.
· Attend school regularly.
· Read 20 or more minutes daily.
· Finish assignments/projects by the deadline dates.
· Ask for assistance with incomplete IXL/Study Island assignments.
· Bring home our school newsletters and invitations for Family Fun Nights and all other written announcements.
Building Partnerships & Communicating About Student Learning
Selmer Middle School offers ongoing events and programs to provide parents and students with access to our staff. Please contact our school to learn more about these great opportunities and more.