Improvement Activities
Schoolwide Initiatives that Focus on School Improvement
  • Implementation of AVID Engagement Strategies
  • 'YETI TIME' Response to Intervention academic implimentation and monitoring
  • Advisory:  Learning Circles
  • Welcoming Schools (40 Devlopmental Asset Development)
  • Daily Core classes (Tier 1)
  • Weekly (Tuesday-Friday) RTI Intervention Sessions with students (Tier 2)
  • Reading Comprehension Bootcamp, ALEKS Math, and Social/Emotional groups during 'Yeti Time' (Tier 3)
  • Monthly Comprehensive School Improvement Plan Committee Meetings (3rd Friday of each month)
  • Team Leadership Committee Meetings (4th Friday of each Month)
  • Teacher Professional Development & Student Learning Days focused on CSIP Goals (See GOALS in ABOUT US)

 

 

 

Reading Comprehension:  Informational Text

  • IAB's 3 times a year:  Fall, WInter, and Spring to progress monitor for 7th and 8th graders. 
  • STAR reading 3 times a year:  Fall, Winter and Spring to progress monitor for 7th and 8th graders.
  • RTI Tier 3 small group instruction (6 week boot camp based on intense reading strategies with 9th grade 1:1 trained tutors)  For 7th and 8th grade Students.
  • RTI Coach to provide 1-on-1 interventions
  • Peer tutoring
  • District Adopted Curriculum and Additional Resources

 

 

Math

  • IXL
  • District Adopted Curriculum and Additional Resources
  • RTI Tier 3 small group instruction
  • AIMS Web progress monitoring & data analysis
  • STAR math (monthly progress monitoring)

 

 

 

Targeted Sub Group

  • Low socio-economic income students
  • Special Education resource students

 

 

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 on the school’s annual performance report at Glacier_View_Annual_Performance_Report.pdf

 

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.