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tr er River Bulletin School News 3, 2OOl ~r River Debra Coates Editor happened in school year? According to Unified School Dis- principals and adminis- uite a lot. the end of each school in response to a request Superintendent Dennis lliams, school officials )mit a list of their accom- shments to the school is a synopsis of their Corey Elementary School API score from 713 764 and qualified for the ,vernor's Performance Jards • The technology committee .......... ablished a K-6 technology rriculum ,The writing committee es- blished K-6 writin rubrics g • Udents will be assessed five throughout the year | ld the data will be tracked Mem°lguide teaching decisions ,The reading committee se- -'ted a schoolwide reading mSessment STAR reading, Accelerated Reader will implemented. All teachers ll be trained NTERIOR,An $18,000 grant from the best classified and certificat- ed staff in the state Kest Porter GIre4mville Eiementa~ Taylorsville Eleme~ary • The most important high- light at both schools was es- tablishing a schoolwide read- ing plan. The curriculum is integrated from K-6 and all teachers have been trained. All teachers met after school monthly for additional train- ing and to share ideas • GES won the Governor's Reading Challenge again this year and earned $5,000. Stu- dents read more than 400,000 pages and were among the top 800 schools in the state. TES also won $5,000, and its students read more than 200,000 pages • Added the Soars to Success and Ultimate Phonics com- puter program to help with specific reading needs • Healthy Start program con- tinues to be a success with 62 students enrolling in the af- ter-school program----40 min- utes of homework or reading, followed by recreational ac- tivities • Switched from Mathlands to the Math Steps program, which is more aligned with state standards jomas Family Foundation .The API score at GES providel8 new com- jumped 61 points, the highest o ters, software and a lasergain in the school district Non-coalltnter. All computers are In- -Special events such as Art :net accessible and have e- Day, Farm Day, the Hal- capability loween carnival and parade, Aining COlBy September, computers and the holiday concert printers will be installed Michael Chelotti ~o~ a P"v^-- • ts on ery cmssroom Greenville High Scltool public math and Accelerated -Continued positive growth -- ~t- ecifically,, h have been successfullyon the API and'maintained a Jrninis~ted at the Effth-grade level similar school ranking of 10 ,~1 within ~e KBK Foundation pro- -Developed a learning lab N, R.ang~led $10,000 for chairs, ta- .Developed a centralized stu- ~#nsmp ~s all-~ • • u a new souna sysmm dent data system 'ne standards committee .Positive growth ofthi --e new e Tay ,t to establish an after- teachers Main S Ool homework program .Continued positive growth Caiilom~w'o minimum days per on quarterly writing assess- or, 7 to nth were established for ment eDep oeC cher training. The days -Positive school culture as ._..re devoted to technology,measured through student memo , ding and wrmn wed and0a " " g surveys; continued decline in mfmma ee FIores vandalism il~ pet~sio’ High School .Developed additional com- eeti w, tablished a senior awards puter lab in library to the.p ht separate from gradua- .Senior project presentation Senior class advisors night mblo~p ~o ,~ ~w manage details of gradu- •Algebra for all eighth- a~g~on and activities sur- graders ~ion 601 ~nding the event .Algebra program developed s and ’.Jeceived site council ap- for special ed students 9val to implement and fund N CONT$.ATO ff e). }itiated stage 1 of providing ..... eacher handbook 8tM iStablished a professional li- cry O ce) hstained goals and direc- ms set by previous admin- tration to improve API res and continue aligning Ssroom instruction to the tndards Gt .de CHS online capable ]scovered that I have the Glenn Boehme c. Roy camnicha • Improved API scores and re- ceived reward money from the state • Employees trained in Sec- ond Step, a program which teaches empathy, impulse control, problem solving and anger management. As a re- suit, office referrals are down • Local area network is now operational and there is In- ternet access in every class- room • JoAnn Johnston, the school's reading specialist, provided a high quality pro- gram for 50 students. She also coordinated the Read Across America Program, which brought in 35 adult guest readers • An advanced language acad- emy was established for grades 3-5. This program fo- cused on the Spanish lan- guage and culture • Quality and number of sci- ence projects was exceptional • CRC had a successful pro- gram quality review • The Academic Mentor Pro- gram had 13 adult academic mentors -Six drama productions were performed Tommy Miles Feather River Middle School • With the support of the school district, hired an addi- tional teacher to ease the overcrowding in some sev- enth-grade classes • Acquired two new network servers, two laser printers and a digital copier. Complet- ed Internet access for all classrooms and will pilot PLATO software during sum- mer school • Implemented a mini-ex- ploratory program in place of homeroom. Teachers rotate every four weeks and offer fun and unusual subjects. Next year, it will be replaced with math and reading reme- diction, and enrichment for all students • Opportunity school was a success • Memorials dedicated to Willie Tale and Diane Gos- sage • Summer school program will be offered Howard Thomas Portole High School -PHS developed ESLERs for next year's WASC review • The following ROP classes will be added: culinary arts, media productions and teacher intern • Have added the following AP courses: English, economics, U.S. history, calculus and physics • Gave all 312 students sched- ules before they left for the summer • Revised the school plan with site council and other com- munity members • Sent home a monthly newsletter • Worked with a community task force and the city to im- prove safety • Updated and expanded the student handbook • Hired another computer technician • Started construction on a new snack bar/cafeteria in the gym area • Implemented digital high litors, ,may )r estale, sts that: I[ Hargra~ enl. : ,,dent's rl to Be responsible• Don't drink and drive• If you've had too much fun and you need a ride home, call Talat Mahmood 283-2636, Cell phone 570-7779. (4th of July only) bea ritten ~ "W~ n r,~’~, the date AND MINI MART lO6 Crescent Street • Quincy 12 pk ..... + tax + CRV 18 pk ...... + tax + CRV • • • • • • • + + tax tax + tax school grant .Introduced a playground vi- • Received more money for olence prevention program science and art called Second Step • Agphalt behind the gym -Upgraded facilities by in- .Expanded reading program stalling full-spectrum light- for low-ability students ing in every classroom and • Construction students con- purchasing new, higher fll- tinued working on new house tration air filters for all inte- project. It should be available rior spaces for sale at the end of next 11m @ llmg school year huay High • Received approval from the .Student-driven spending of state to proceed with lights the API reward money the for the football field school received • Record number of entries in .Fifty new computers annual art show .Success with the PLATO • Good senior awards banquet program in the fh'st year and graduation .New books and technology • Second year for academic de- for the library cathlon .Improvements to bathrooms • Won four North Section and athletic fields championships and numer- .Smooth transition to FRC to ous league championships play games • Added more networked corn- .Community support for puters school programs • Developed home page: WilI www.portolahighschool.org • Students helped clean cam- .Successfully negotiated pus and forestry class re- three-year contracts with moved weeds at the sherilTs teachers and classified era- substation ployees Robin Hood .PUSD and the classified Pioneer Elementary School leadership jointly developed • Accelerated Reader Program new, comprehensive job de- used by all teachers scriptions for all job classifl- • Computer lab continues to cations, completing a three- offer excellent programs year process • Quarterly school newspaper Jim lmt ll continues IWogmm • The Parent Cooperative Or- .Successful application for ganization provided many five digital high school field trips grants • The Tutorial Assistance Pro- .Successful expansion of op- gram served all Title One stu- portunity classes dents. More than 80 students .Stabilized Plumas Commu- were helped by 20 volunteers nity Day School -Young Authors' Night in- .Survived Special Education volved 38 students review • A reading recovery teacher .Provided needed staff devel- is approved for next school opment from grants for spe- year clal education • New parent cooperative .Resolved difficult OCR and board formed State Dept. of Ed. complaints Bruce Williams Paul Mrowczynski Quincy FJomeeAary School Special Projects • Intensive after-school read- Tech Prep/School to ing remediation program. Work/School to Career pro- The program serves 15 stu- grams dents who meet for 90 min- .Twenty six teachers job utes after school four days a shadowed week -500 students participated in • Math Masters boasts 109 stu- career days dents who passed timed tests .Conducted student, parent on multiplication and divi- and business partner surveys sion -Coordinated efforts for ex- • Piloted mathematics pro- pansion of child development gram called Excel Math in and Project Teach programs three classrooms. Will evalu- in K-12 ate its effectiveness when the -New articulation agreement SAT-9 results come in with FRC • Coordinated articulation ef- forts with Butte, Truckee Meadows, Yuba, Shasta, Sier- ra and Lassen colleges • Initiated efforts to bring al. lied health programs to FRC • Provided funding and staff to expand the graduate fol- low-up study to years 1992-1999 ROP • Computers in Our Future ex- pands • Cooking on the Lake • Offered culinary arts in Por- tola • Introduced Pro Start cur- riculum in Greenville and Chester high schools • Offered Safe Serve Certifica- tion at Camp PratWille (adult class) • Revised ROP manual to in- clude tech prep • Ten students participated in vocational Olympics; brought home eight medals Consolidated programs • Prepared district policy re- lating to multlcuRural educalion • Provided technical assls- tance to school sites • Organized staff development in math standards implemen- tation, English language de- velopment and SB 395 certifi- cation • Developing a parent involve- ment policy and program • Two new board members • Appointment of Mike Che- lotti as curriculum director • Appointment of Bruce Williams to replace Art LaCues as personnel director • The return of Gene Mills as technology specialist • Eight out of 10 schools im- proved on SAT@ test scores • Negotiated a three-year con- tract with PCTA and CSEA that included an 11.percent salary increase • Pioneer Elementary, QES and CRC received a latchkey grant • A 40-year agreement with FRC to host QHS football games • The role of student board representatives was expand- ed and improved • Adoption of K.12 dis- trictwide math text • Increased funding for each science, art and home eco- nomics class in grades 7-12 • Completed seven-year un- derground tank project. ) PUBLIC NOTICE Quincy & East Quincy Community Services District requests your cooperation in voluntarily conserving water. The drought situation will result in shortages, which could reduce pres- sure on fire hydrants and otherwise hamper fire protection unless immediate steps are taken to conserve water. Please observe the following guidelines: 1. Alternating watering days as following: a) Residence/Business addresses ending with an EVEN number will only water on EVEN calender days. b) Residence/Business addresses ending with an ODD number will only water on ODD calendar days. 2. Outside watering can be done 7:00 a.m. and after 7:00 p.m. We appreciate your cooperation and assis- tance in meeting this community need. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Quincy CSD at 283-083(5 or East Quincy CSD at 283-2390 for additional information.