Horace Mann Elementary School
Horace Mann Elementary School
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IMPORTANT THOUGHTS FROM THE Horace Mann Elementary School COMMUNITY
THINGS PEOPLE APPRECIATE
Doing what is best for students –
Our staff is extremely dedicated and willing to work extra hard for the benefit of our students. We take pride in our collaborative work and out site level professional development to work together as a school for the sake of our students.
A caring team –
Our principal and teacher specialists work collaboratively to support instructional improvement and improve student learning. They show passion for their work and care deeply for our students. We have a teaching staff that works hard for the sake of our students.
Professional Development –
We offer very focused and well planned staff development at school. Our principal is a strong leader who helps plan the training based on staff input about next steps, and her classroom observations. We connect to our instructional focus and follow through on improving school-wide implementation.
I appreciate the office staff and how hard they work to make sure things –
Clear instructional focus –
We have a clear instructional focus that addresses needs of our students in the area of reading comprehension. We target not only more rigorous reading comprehension skills, but also focus on building fluency. Accelerated Readers has been a helpful tool to monitor students’ independent reading.
Outdated Computers –
Our classroom computers are outdated. Students are not able to take AR quizzes on many of our classroom computers. Teachers are not able to take attendance or work on report cards on our classroom computer. ETIS said that our computers no longer support these programs. We need new computers.
Math at our school –
My concern for schools who piloting the SWUN Math program will be forced to stop and adopt EDM. I would like the district to give the schools who are currently using SWUN math to have the option of voting to keep it or get rid of it. I would not like the district to make this decision for us instead
The new report cards. –
If students are now only relieving a N or a S, that leaves no room for improvement. Students who are doing a satisfactory job but are doing it exceptionally well, should get to feel the pride in receiving an E. They are going above and beyond and deserve to be recognized for this. Not just a yes or
It would be nice to have up to date or newer computers in the classroom. –
Mainstreaming special day students –
I am concerned about the push to mainstream students which is occurring at the same time as we are changing over to common core. Staff feel overwhelmed just trying to help the gen-ed population make the change. To also worry about making curriculum accessible is overwhelming.
OTHER THOUGHTS SHARED
Kids are the number 1 priority –
My oldest child told me when I transferred them to Mann “Mom they make me feel like they care about me.”
In order to do our job well, we need tools that support us. For example, –
we are asking our students to become fluent in technology, yet we don’t have working computers in our classroom. AND, if we do, then we have wireless concerns. These concerns are specifically for ETIS, not the school.
The principal works very hard, teachers are devoted and parents are –
Everyone goes above and beyond their contractual duties –
Teachers provide support for one another –
LCAP RESULTS PRESENTATION
Here is a presentation about the Community Engagement results from across the Glendale School District.