School Board meeting summary, October 10, 2017
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Student achievementMary Roden, assistant director of assessment, presented a report on the 2016-2017 District progress on the components of the Mounds View Accountability Plan: Our Promise, Our Plan, Our Progress, as well as the progress on the District's World's Best Work Force Plan Goals. Assessment results included data from NWEA Measures of Academic Progress, Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment and ACT. To view the report, click here.
School Improvement and Innovation Plan
Every year, each school creates an Individual School Improvement and Innovation Plan (ISIIP). In the fall, the District instructional team visits with building-level teams to review these plans and provide feedback and support. Plans are revisited with building teams again at mid-year to assess progress and end-of-year to determine goal achievement. At the Board meeting, Superintendent Lennox presented an overview of the 2017-2018 ISIIP plans and shared the priority work that will be happening at school sites over the course of this academic year. For details, click on 5.2 in the bookmarks section here.
Early Childhood update
The Board heard a presentation from Early Childhood administrators on the programs offered. New this year, Early Childhood Family Education and Early Childhood Special Education classes are now being offered at three locations: Pike Lake Education Center, Snail Lake Education Center and the Early Childhood Education Center. Additional four-year-old classes are now being offered this year at Pike Lake and Snail Lake as a result of space made available by the District Office relocation in Shoreview. This fall, more than 800 children and 300 parents were welcomed into programs at all three centers. To learn more about Early Childhood Education, visit www.moundsviewschools.or
Karl Brown, director of technology, provided an update on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering Art and Math) initiatives at all levels. Over the summer, administrators and teacher-leaders participated in professional development to further define a STEAM framework throughout all grade levels. Buildings have also been working to identify STEAM resources and supplies necessary for instruction. The supplies vary from high-tech to low-tech and are in flexible learning spaces, Maker Spaces, media centers, classrooms and STEAM carts throughout the District. To view the report, click here.
The Board provided AMSD updates.
The Board accepted, with appreciation, gifts from Mike Rolfs, Zengri Wang, Linda Hansen, William & Marlene Elmstrom, Deborah Newton, Jerome & Lois Lothspeich, Nancy Martin, Ken & Joan Zwach, Mark Rosin, Diane Zinda, Sara Smith, Mary Anderson, Carol Mueller, and Tom & Sue Chorn.
A look ahead
November 2, 6 p.m., work session
November 14, 7 p.m., regular meeting
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