Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2010-2011 educational progress for Roosevelt Elementary School. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Judy Tuttle, Roosevelt Elementary School Principal for assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically HERE or you may review a copy from the Roosevelt Elementary office, 175 W. Roosevelt, Zeeland.
Roosevelt Elementary School made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in English language arts and mathematics. While we are pleased to have reached this important goal, we are continuously working to improve. We appreciate the continued support of parents, staff and our community in this effort.
PROCESS FOR ASSIGNING PUPILS TO THE SCHOOL
Students in Zeeland are assigned based upon their geographical home location. After all students are placed based upon this “neighborhood school” concept, school of choice students are placed based upon available spots.
OUR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GOALS
- During the 2010-2011 school year, Roosevelt collected and reviewed data in order to define our School Improvement goals as we look toward beginning a new five year school improvement cycle. Our goals are:
- All students will be proficient in reading comprehension.
- All students will improve the quality of their own writing across the curriculum.
- All students will be proficient in number relationships and operations.
- All students will be proficient in the acquisition and synthesis of new scientific knowledge.
- All students will be proficient in the acquisition and synthesis of new social studies knowledge.
The CORE CURRICULUM for our school, based upon the State of Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations, is available at our school office or on our building web site. A team of Zeeland educators regularly evaluates and revises our curriculum to ensure that classroom lessons meet state requirements for kindergarten through twelfth grade. We are also making the transition to the new Common Core Standards adopted by the State of Michigan and many other states in our nation.
Besides a rigorous curriculum, our district has implemented learner goals for all students. These goals frame what we expect our students to accomplish by the time they graduate from Zeeland Public Schools. If you have questions about Zeeland Public Schools’ curriculum, please contact us at 616-748-3004 or email Administrative Assistant Alice Chidester.
REPRESENTATION AT PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES:
340 students or 96% of Roosevelt students were represented by their parents at faLL parent-teacher conferences.
A SUMMARY OF THE 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR:
During the 2010-2011 school year Roosevelt continued to build on its successes with Response to Intervention (RtI). In reading we continued to improve our ability to target students’ individual needs and respond more quickly to these needs with appropriate interventions. Our particular focus was on retelling and comprehension. We also used the RtI model in math and for the first time we collected common assessment data across the district. We also began to look at inquiry based learning and vocabulary development as we plan for the future.
We are very thankful for our strong community partnerships. Our PTO provides us with a variety of special events, funds field trips, and supplies extra classroom materials. We can never have enough books! Ottawa Reformed Church is our Kids Hope USA partner. Church members mentored approximately 45 students this year, supplied food and gifts to several families at Christmas, and ran a summer camp for our students. We also appreciate the support of the Ottawa County Sherriff’s Department, the Zee Bus, and the Miles of Smiles dental bus and associated dental students.
Students gave back to the community this year by sponsoring an Angel Tree and a Hat and Mitten Tree. We also collected canned goods for His Harvest Stand. Students gave back on a global level by wearing hats to support the American Red Cross in Japan.
Roosevelt is successful because we have a staff dedicated to student success, great community support, and most importantly parents who work with us everyday to make sure students value education. Thank you for all you do!