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Title: Hillcrest Middle School


1
Hillcrest Middle School
  • School Success Plan
  • 2014-2015

2
Our Mission
  • At Hillcrest we foster a positive, engaging
    learning environment that encourages students to
    grow both academically and as a community of
    responsible, respectful and caring individuals.

3
Our Vision
  • Hillcrest is an inclusive environment that
    inspires lifelong learning, nurtures emotional
    well being and promotes care and respect for
    self, others and our global community.

4
Our Values
  • CARE
  • Care, Achieve, Respect and Encourage

5
School Success Plan
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Literacy, Numeracy
  • Pathways, Community Culture and Caring
  • Climate for Learning
  • Character Education
  • Bullying Prevention and Intervention
  • Mental Health

6
  • Bullying Survey
  • May 2013
  • Your Voice Counts
  • May 2014

7
  • Some Successes
  • Students feel like they belong at this school and
    they feel safe
  • Students feel their parents are involved in their
    learning
  • Parents know whats going on at Hillcrest

8
  • Some Areas of Need
  • 94 of staff, 54 of students, and 83 of parents
    felt that students are treated fairly
  • 70 of staff, 55 of students, and 55 of parents
    felt that students ideas are used to improve our
    school

9
  • Bullying Prevention and Intervention
  • If we explicitly teach proactive and responsive
  • character and bullying prevention and
    intervention
  • strategies to all member of our Learning
  • Community, we will collectively promote and
  • sustain student well-being and positive student
  • behaviour within a safe and healthy learning
  • environment at Hillcrest.

10
  • Mental Health
  • If we promote mental health awareness through
  • programming in Physical Education, DPA, Dance,
    Outdoor
  • Education, Health, Character Education,
    extra-curricular
  • activities, and presentations and workshops for
    students,
  • teachers and parent/guardians, then we will
    create a
  • healthy, resilient and inclusive school community
    while
  • increasing our collective understanding and
  • responsiveness to mental health issues in our
    school.

11
Character Education
  • Developing an understanding of self and others
  • Grade 6 The Character Attributes
  • Grade 7 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
  • Grade 8 Me to We

12
Character Education
  • Who am I?
  • What is my role in a global world?
  • Responsible Digital Citizenship
  • Learning Skills, Goal Setting and Student Led
    Conferences
  • iStories
  • Bullying Prevention and Intervention
  • The Restorative Mindset and the Language of
    Repair
  • Inclusivity
  • Mental Health
  • Choose Action

13
Bullying Prevention and Intervention
  • November 2014 March 2015
  • Grade 7 Red Cross Bullying and Harassment
  • Prevention Training
  • Bullying Prevention Week - Grade 8 facilitators

14
  • Student leadership
  • House League captains
  • Grade 8 student mentors
  • Terry Fox Champions
  • Principals Council
  • Social Justice and Me to We Initiatives
  • Celebrations of Student Success
  • CARE assemblies
  • Newsletters, pictures, displays of student work
  • Clubs, teams and activities

15
Mental and Physical Health
  • Physical Health
  • PE, DPA, Dance and Drama
  • House league activities
  • Teams and clubs
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Health/Character Education classes
  • Guidance and Learning Support
  • Parent presentations

16
Knowing our Students
  • Student Reflections
  • Student Led Conferences
  • iStories
  • Principals Council

17
What are they saying?
18
Teaching and Learning
19
Our Data
  • Achievement Data
  • EQAO 2013-2014
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • September/October 2014
  • English, French, Mathematics

20
21st Century Learning
21
Teaching and Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Numeracy and Literacy

22
  • Numeracy
  • If we use rich tasks with clear success criteria
  • based on curriculum expectations, then students
  • will solve problems by engaging and persevering,
  • and by consolidating and clearly demonstrating
  • their thinking as shown in our 2014-2015 EQAO
  • and report card results 75 of our students will
  • achieve a level 3 or 4 in Mathematics.

23
  • Literacy
  • If we use overarching guiding questions to
    address
  • curriculum expectations, clearly articulate
    success criteria
  • with students, and explicitly teach them to use
    the
  • intellectual tools for critical thinking then
    students will
  • improve in their ability to communicate their
  • thinking across multiple subject areas by a grade
    level.

24
Critical Thinking Consortium
  • Inquiry based teaching and learning

25
Critical Thinking
  • Professional development opportunities for
  • teachers
  • Staff meetings
  • Math Networks Grades 7-10 and Grades 5-6
  • Collaborative Inquiries by teachers

26
Critical Thinking opportunities for students
  • Performing Arts Program
  • Forest of Reading Program
  • Science and Math Clubs
  • Math Contests, Science events
  • Curriculum extensions
  • Technology for Learning

27
Teaching and Learning PlanPathways
  • Transition planning supports the success of our
    students both entering and leaving Hillcrest

28
Next Steps
  • Student profiles
  • Transition Planning
  • feeder school principals and support personnel
  • secondary school principals and support personnel
  • feeder school teachers

29
Next Steps
  • Hillcrest Road Show (April)
  • Feeder school parent information evening (May)
    and feeder school visits to Hillcrest (June)
  • Secondary school presentations to grade 8
    students at Hillcrest (Oct-Dec)
  • Student visits to Lorne Park SS (English) and
    Clarkson SS (FI) (Oct-Nov)
  • Secondary program information posted on website
  • Middle school program information posted on
    website

30
Community, Culture and Caring
  • Parent Engagement
  • Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

31
Parent Engagement at Hillcrest
  • Community BBQ and Open House (September, 2014)
  • School Council
  • Hillcrest Volunteer program
  • Student led conferences (November, 2014)
  • Education Week (April, 2014)
  • Presentations to parents

32
Communication
  • Monthly newsletters
  • School website
  • Weekly email blast to parents
  • CARE assemblies
  • Student recognition

33
  • Thank you for supporting our work with students!
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