Lowell Elementary

Our mission statement at Lowell Elementary is to develop leaders through respectfulness, cooperation, responsibility and perseverance to be the best we can be.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN

         

          All students ready for College

 

Focus on powerful teaching and learning strategies in all classrooms

Goal:

 

Alignment of Common Practices and Expectations in the Areas of Reading, Writing, and Math

Action Plans

 

  1. Continue to implement Balanced Math K-5 through school-wide alignment of practices in:

Computational Skills (Math Review and Mental Math)

Problem Solving

Conceptual Understanding

Mastery of Basic Facts

Formative Assessment

 

  1. Alignment of State’s Math Performance Expectations with TERC II

 

  1. Create End of the Year Expectations Packets for parents and students in the areas of reading, writing, and math for “at standard” and “exceeding standard”

 

  1. Model and demonstrate the writing process focusing on content

            and organization using a school-wide organizational tool

 

  1. Model, teach, and reinforce oral and written responses to text with evidence from the text

 Personalize learning in the school setting

Goal:

Create a Mission Statement, Vision, and Core Beliefs for a Leadership School

 

Action Plans

  1. Staff Training  in The Leader in Me - “Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time”

 

  1. Expecting, displaying, and acknowledging quality thinking and producing

 

          

 

 

 All students ready for Career

 

Focus on powerful teaching and learning strategies in all classrooms

Goal:

Implement Response to Intervention TIER I

 

Action Plans

 

  1. All grade level representatives will be trained in Response to Intervention

 

  1. Use RtI specialist to support math and reading instruction

 

  1. Partner with Western Washington University to support student learning (student teachers, practicum interns, work study assistants)

 

  1.  Create a cadre of adults to work with students individually using “Back on Track” for reading fluency and math facts.

 Personalize learning in the school setting

Goal

Utilize Professional Learning Communities to support Response to Interventions

 

Action Plans

  1. Use Professional Learning Communities to focus on student learning

   What do we want the students to learn?

    How will we know if they learned it?

    What will we do if they don’t?

    What will we do if they do?

Engage families and community in student learning

Goals

 

Utilize technology to inform families about school events and emergency issues

 

Action Plans

1.Utilize School Messenger as a communication tool

 

2.Utilize Lowell’s new website to inform families of current events and announcements

 

 

   All students ready for CITIZENSHIP

 

Focus on powerful teaching and learning strategies in all classrooms

 Goals

Create and model a respectful and cooperative environment enabling all students to become responsible leaders

 

Action Plans

1.Schedule Monday Morning Meetings with students actively involved in the presentations

 

2. Begin pre-implementation of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Leaders through stories and discussion of the habits

Personalize learning in the school setting

Goals

Staff will continue working with students to make our school community a better place

Action Plans

1.Teachers will implement individual behavior learning plans

 

2.ESS team will work together to assist families and students

 

3.Encourage Peer Buddy Program, pairing older students with younger ones, for instructional opportunities, as well as behavioral support

Engage families and community in student learning

Goals

Lowell will connect with parents and community members to enhance student learning

Action Plans

1.Working with Allied Artist, Ben Mann, students will create an outside mural depicting “Peace Through Positive Leadership”

 

2.PTA will provide a variety of enrichment activities throughout the year before and after school

 

3.Host Junior Achievement presentations during the year

 

4.Comcast Cares Day – working with volunteers, Lowell families and students to enhance the outside grounds of the school; modeling community pride and spirit