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Title: Intermediate School Model


1
Intermediate School Model
  • West Allis-West Milwaukee School District et al.
  • Presented by Mrs. Joan Delaney
  • K 12 Coordinator, Strategic Structural Plan for
    Student Success

2
Intermediate School Model
  • What is the Intermediate School concept and
    specifically how will the Intermediate School
    function?

3
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Why
  • Student Achievement
  • Reading
  • Math
  • More time for learning
  • Need to continue improving
  • Student Behavior
  • Less transitions
  • Focus on student/teacher relationships and
    building a child-centered classroom.
  • Give students and parents greater opportunities
    to remain connected to school.

5
Measure of Academic Progress Data
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Measure of Academic Progress Data
7
(Behavior trend data using 06/07 data as an
example)
8
Intermediate School Model
  • Child Centered At the Intermediate School level
    learning will be geared to meet the needs of each
    student while stressing rigor in a supportive and
    connected learning environment. The Teacher role
    is to help students inquire, formulate questions
    and solve strategically and think critically in
    an age of information. The program delivery is
    formatted after a K-8 concept which includes less
    transitions and greater student-teacher
    connections.
  • The Intermediate Schools will focus on applying
    21st Century Skills through all the content
    areas.
  • Grade level designated area of the building and
    grade level assigned lunch times.
  • A hand picked teachers and staff that are highly
    qualified according to NCLB with a keen interest
    in working in a smaller learning community and an
    ability to work in a child-centered approach with
    intermediate level students.
  • Enrichment opportunities through the district GCT
    program.
  • Ongoing support through ESL and Special Education
    programming.
  • Intermediate Students will be challenged and
    supported in all content areas with a highly
    qualified teaching team.

9
Sixth Grade Schedule Highlights
  • Before Core Classes Breakfast, Support and
    Enrichment
  • Teacher 1
  • Up to 90 minutes of Literacy - Reading/Language
    Arts
  • Up to 45 minutes of Social Studies - World
    Cultures/History
  • Up to 45 minutes of World Languages or Double
    Dose
  • 30 minutes Lunch/Recess/activity period - 6th
    grade only
  • Up to 45 minutes of Performing Arts Class or
    General Music/Life Skills (each one semester)
  • Up to 45 minutes of PE alternating with
    Technology Media/ Art Foundations (each one
    semester)
  • Teacher 2
  • Up to 90 minutes of Math
  • Up to 45 minutes of Science
  • After Core Classes Opportunities

10
Seventh Grade Schedule Highlights
  • Before core classes breakfast, enrichment, and
    support
  • Teacher 1
  • Up to 90 minutes of Math - beginning pre-algebra
    or /pre-algebra
  • Up to 45 minutes of Science - Integrated
    physical science
  • Up to 45 minutes of World Language or Double Dose
    (reading and/or math)
  • 30 minutes Lunch time and recess/activity time
  • Up to 45 minutes of Fine Arts Block(everyday all
    year) band, chorus, orchestra or Art Design (one
    semester)/ 21st Century Life Skills (one
    semester)
  • Teacher 2
  • Up to 90 minutes of LiteracyReading/Language
    Arts
  • Up to 45 minutes of Social Studies (American
    History through U.S. Revolution)
  • Up to 45 minutes of PE/ alternating every other
    day with specials (information media II,
    fabrications)
  • After Core Classes Opportunities

11
Sixth and Seventh Grade Model
  • Teacher 1 will teach the language arts/reading
    block and social studies.
  • Language Arts/Reading lessons will use a
    balanced literacy approach to reading instruction
    for each child based on assessments integrating
    21st Century communication skills. Each day
    children will read, speak and listen. They will
    also write using the Six Traits of Writing model.
  • Social Studies lessons will use the literacy
    skills developed in Language Arts/reading to
    support understanding of themes that relate to
    World Culture and history.
  • Teacher 2 will teach the math and science block.
  • Math lessons will be leveled appropriately for
    each child based on MAPS assessments focusing on
    the areas of algebra, geometry, number reasoning
    and problem solving.
  • Science lessons and curriculum will apply math
    strategies through physical science concepts
    which are found in themes of earth,
    environmental, life, oceans, plant and space
    sciences.

12
Eighth Grade Schedule Highlights
  • Before core classes breakfast, enrichment, and
    support
  • Up to 55 minute classes
  • World Language or Double Dose (reading and/or
    math)
  • Teacher 1Language Arts
  • Teacher 2Social Studies
  • Teacher 3Math pre-algebra and algebra placement
  • Teacher 4Science physical science, energy and
    forces focus
  • 30 minutes Lunch time and recess/activity time
  • Fine Arts Block students attend class everyday
  • (Performance music band, chorus or orchestra
    Or
  • Art Design II (one semester ) Life Skills 8
    (one semester)
  • PE/ alternating every other day with FCE or
    Publication Media
  • After Core Classes Opportunities

13
Integrated 21st Century Skills
  • Art will be offered alternating gym for one
    semester in 6th grade and as a fine arts option
    in 7th and 8th grade.
  • Fabrication class will support the engineering
    and technology emphasis or school specialty.
  • FCE class will focus on 21st century skills in
    consumer economics, family living and nutrition
    science.
  • Fine Arts Block will allow students to develop
    and pursue music options in 6th and fine arts
    options including performance music in 7th and
    8th.
  • Success Highways student services program which
    will help students make good choices and provide
    a structure for goal setting.
  • Technology/Information Media class will offer
    students the opportunity to develop skills using
    software and media formats on the computer.
  • World Language class will offer 6th and 7th grade
    Intermediate students the opportunity to begin
    level one of a world language.
  • Physical Education skills will build personal
    wellness skills and promote an understanding of
    health literacy

14
After School Programming
  • Research shows that upper grade school children
    who are involved in activities are more highly
    motivated and academically successful.
  • Reach for the Starsage appropriate after
    school program similar to SAFE.
  • Academic enrichment and supportsimilar to PASS
  • Special Interest Areas under development include
  • Art Chess/Checkers
    Future Cities
  • Math Activities Music Activities
    Science Fun
  • Public Speaking Dance Web Page
    Design
  • Computer Activities Recreational Games

15
Intermediate School Extra Curricular
  • Athletics please have your son/daughter see a
    physician during the summer to fill out physical
    forms before the beginning the 2008-2009 school
    year.
  • Cross country boys and girlsSeptember/October
  • BasketballboysNovember/December
  • BasketballgirlsJanuary/February
  • Wrestlingboys and girlsFebruary/March
  • Trackboys and girlsApril
  • Drama
  • Band, Chorus and Orchestra
  • Pom Pons (Recreation Department)
  • Student Council
  • Video Club

16
Incentives/Activities
  • Celebrations that support academic achievement,
    effort
  • and citizenship will be a part of the
    Intermediate Schools
  • culture. These will include
  • Assemblies and/or weekly/monthly celebrations
  • Student of the Monthacademic, effort and
    citizenship
  • Honor Rolls will be kept on a quarterly basis
  • Lock-Inan activity filled evening of fun to
    celebrate positive academic and behavioral
    choices
  • Recreation dances and activities are available
    through the recreation department

17
Parent Partnerships
  • Parents/Guardians will be kept in close
    communication through
  • - Website
  • - Newsletter
  • - Email communication of announcements
  • - Newsletter
  • - Email communication between teachers and
    parents
  • - I-Campus communication of learning progress
  • Parents/Guardians will be invited
  • To work as a team with the Intermediate School
    staff to ensure that each child is meeting
    his/her learning goals.
  • To participate in the Intermediate School
    Learning Community
  • To join and become involved in the PTA
  • To volunteer for special events including Back
    to School Day, assemblies, celebrations, dances,
    lock-in, ect.

18
Intermediate School Model
  • Thank you for coming this evening. If you have
    further questions or concerns that you would like
    to discuss please call me
  • at 414.604.3022.
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