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2014-15  Plan for ACIP

 

West Morgan High School

 

Morgan County Board of Education

 

Mr. Keith Harris, Principal

261 South Greenway Drive Trinity, AL 35673

Document Generated On October 23, 2014

 

 

Goal 1: All students in grades 9-12 will achieve academic growth in Mathematics.       

Goal 2: All students in grades 9-12 will achieve academic growth in ELA.   

Goal 3: All students will be college and/or career ready after graduation.    

Goal 4: All students will leave high school ready to lead.  "Every child a graduate.  Every graduate prepared to lead."

Goal 5: We will see an increase in the science scores on the ACT and PLAN
Goal 6: West Morgan High School will continue to incorporate new methods of improving its stakeholder communication/interaction and school culture.               

The following is a summary of the goals encompassed in this plan. The details for each goal are available in the next section.

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Goal Name

Goal Details

Goal Type

Total Funding

1

All students in grades 9-12

will achieve academic growth in Mathematics.

Objectives: 1

Strategies: 2

Activities: 4

Academic

$156793

2

All students in grades 9-12 will achieve

academic growth in ELA.

Objectives: 1

Strategies: 5

Activities: 8

Academic

$96593

3

All students will be college and/or career ready

after graduation.

Objectives: 2

Strategies: 2

Activities: 4

Academic

$184000

4

All students will leave high school ready to lead.

"Every child a graduate.  Every graduate prepared

to lead."

Objectives: 1

Strategies: 4

Activities: 6

Organizational

$74500

5

We will see an increase in the science scores

on the ACT and PLAN.

Objectives: 1

Strategies: 1

Activities: 2

Academic

$0

6

West Morgan High School will continue to incorporate

new methods of improving its stakeholder

communication/interaction and school culture.

Objectives:1

Strategies:3

Activities: 5

Organizational

$0

Goal 1: All students in grades 9-12 will achieve academic growth in Mathematics.

 

Measurable Objective 1:

100 % of All Students  will demonstrate a proficiency  as measured by STI Achievement end of year benchmark assessment in Mathematics by 05/22/2015 as measured by performance growth.

Strategy 1:  

Using STI Formative Assessments - SIT Achievement will be administered four times during the 2014-2015 school year.  These assessments are based upon pacing guides as developed by Morgan County teachers, aligned with the CCRS standards.

 

All Schools are responsible.

Activity - Administer STI Assessment

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

SIT Achievement will be administered four times during the 2014-2015 school year.  These assessments are based upon pacing guides as developed by Morgan County teachers, aligned with the CCRS standards.

Academic

Support

Program

08/13/2014

05/22/2015

$80000

General Fund

Superintendent,

Secondary Directors,

Assessment and

Accountability

Director,

Principals,

Instructional

Coaches, and Classroom

Teachers.

Activity - Analysis of STI Formative Assessments

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff Responsible

All schools will conduct data meetings after the administration after each STI Assessment when applicable to analyze student performance data. These meetings will be led by the school principal, supported by instructional coaches and supported by STI Achievement personnel.

Academic

Support

Program

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$1800

General Fund

Superintendent,

Director of Secondary

Education,

 

Director ofmSpecial

Education,

 

Director of Assessment and Accountability

 

Principals,

Instructional Coaches and Teachers.

Strategy 2:  

Focused Instruction on Special Populations - Special education students will be taught and assessed based upon their current individual math performance goal. Instruction will be focused in order to address these specific, individual needs.

Research Cited: See LEA Plan

Activity - Professional Development

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

Professional development and job embedded training as a follow up to OGAP professional development and CCRS standards.  Professional development will also be offered through the MCS Instructional coaches.

All Schools

Professional Learning

08/11/2014

07/31/2015

$65493

Title II Part A

Superintendent, Director of Secondary Education,

Direction of

Special

Education

Director of

Federal

Programs,

 

Director of HR

Director of

Assessment,

Principals,

Instructional

Coaches, and

Teachers

Activity - Use of Edmentum

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

Teachers will provide focused instruction, utilizing Edmentum for reinforcement of standards-based skill deficits.

Academic

Support

Program

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$9500

General Fund

Superintendent,

Director of Secondary

Education,

 

Director of Federal

Programs,

 

Director of Assessment and

Accountability

Principals,

 

Instructional Coaches,

 

Director of

Special Education, and

Teachers.

 

Goal 2: All students in grades 9-12 will achieve academic growth in ELA.

 

Measurable Objective 1:

100 % of All Students  will demonstrate a proficiency  through performance growth  in English Language Arts by 05/22/2015 as measured by STI End of Year Assessment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategy 1:  

Using STI Formative Assessments - Teachers will administer the STI Baseline and End-Of-Year Benchmark Assessment, along with two STI Formative Assessments. It will be used to guide standards-based instruction.

Research Cited: See LEA Plan

Activity - Administer STI Assessment

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

All schools will conduct data meetings after the administration of each STI Formative Assessment to analyze student performance data.  These meetings will be led by administration and supported by the instructional coach and the STI Achievement personnel.

Academic

Support

Program

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$1800

General Fund

Superintende nt, Director of

Secondary

Education,

Director of Assessment and

Accountability

, Principals,

Instructional Coaches, and Teachers.

Activity - Analysis of STI Formative Assessments

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

All schools will conduct data meeting after the administration of each STI Assessment to analyze student performance data.  These meetings will be led by the administration and supported by instructional coach and STI Assessment personnel.

Academic

Support

Program

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$1800

General Fund

Superintende nt, Director of

Secondary

Education,

Director of Assessment and

Accountability

, Principals,

Instructional Coaches, and Teachers.

 

 

 

 

Strategy 2:  

Focused Instruction on Special Populations - Special Education students will be taught and assessed based upon their current individual reading goals.  Instruction will be focused in order to address these specific, individual needs.

Research Cited: See LEA Plan

Activity - Professional Development

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

Professional development and job embedding training through MCS Instructional coaches.

Professional Learning

08/11/2014

07/31/2015

$65493

Title II Part A

Superintendent, Director of

Secondary

Education,

Director of

Federal

Programs,

Director of HR, Director of

Assessment and

Accountability

, Principals,

Instructional Coaches, and Teachers.

Activity - Use of Edmentum

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

Teachers will provide focused instruction, utilizing the Edmentum program for reinforcement of standards-based skill deficits.

Academic

Support

Program

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$22500

General Fund

Superintendent,

Director of

Secondary Education,

 

Director of

Federal Programs,

 

Director of Assessment and

Accountability

 

Principals,

 

Instructional

Coaches,

Director of

Special Education, and

Teachers.

 

Activity - Professional Development

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

 

Professional development and job embedded training by MCS Instructional coaches.

Professional Learning

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$5000

Title III

Superintende nt, Director of

Federal

Programs,

Director of

Secondary

Education,

Principals,

Instructional

Coaches, ESL teachers, and classroom teachers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategy 4:  

Focused Student Engagement in HIstory - Primary sources provide a window into the past-unfiltered access to the record of artistic, social, scientific
and political thought and achievement during the specific period under study, produced by people who lived during that period.  Bringing young people
into close contact with these unique, often profoundly personal, documents and objects can give them a very real sense of what it was like to be alive
during a long-past era.  It engages students, helps develop critical thinking skills, and constructs knowledge.

Activity - Primary Documents

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

History teachers will use primary documents to enhance their lessons and meet the CCRS criteria of utilizing more informative texts across the board in the classrooms.

Primary sources provide a window into the past-unfiltered access to the record of artistic, social, scientific and political thought and achievement during the specific period under study, produced by people who lived during that period.  Bringing young people into close contact with these unique, often profoundly personal, documents and objects can give them a very real sense of what it was like to be alive during a long-past era.  It engages students, helps develop critical thinking skills, and constructs knowledge.

Direct

Instruction

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$0

No Funding Required

History

Teachers.

 

 

Strategy 5:  

Testing Vocabulary - Teachers at West Morgan High School will adopt a shared testing vocabulary list that will be emphasized in all classes throughout the
year in order to help our students be more successful on our formative assessments.  This vocabulary list will contain common testing words as seen on
PLAN, SAT, ACT, End of Course, etc.

Research Cited: 2014 High Schools that Work Conference Materials

Activity - Incorporation of Testing Vocabulary

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

Teachers and students will be provided with a common testing vocabulary list.  Vocabulary words from this list will be utilized by teachers through various means set forth by each classroom teacher that could include (but not be limited to) bell ringers, vocabulary quizzes, use in everyday language, etc.

Academic

Support

Program

09/19/2014

05/22/2015

$0

No Funding Required

All Teachers

 

 

Goal 3: All students will be college and/or career ready after graduation.

 

Measurable Objective 1:

100 % of Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth grade students  will complete a portfolio or performance  for college and career readiness in Career & Technical
by 05 /22/2015 as measured by their finished portfolio and completed four-year plan..

Strategy 1:  

Four-Year Plan - All ninth grade students will have a four-year plan in place by the end of their ninth grade year. Research Cited: See LEA plan.

Activity - Kuder

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

Students will begin four-year plans in seventh grade and will have the plan in place by the end of the ninth grade year.

Career

Preparation/Orientation

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$0

No Funding Required

Superintendent, Director of

Career and

Technical

Education,

Director of Accountability and

Assessment,

Career and

Technical

Counselor,

Director of

Secondary

Ed,

Counselors,

Principals, Career Prep teachers and classroom teachers

Activity - Industry Credentialing

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

Increase the number of credentials awarded to Morgan County students by 2%, following CCRS guidelines.

Career

Preparation/O rientation

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$9000

Career and

Technical

Education

Funds

Superintende nt, Director of

Career and

Technical

Education,

Director of Accountability and

Assessment,

Career and

Technical

Counselor,

Director of

Secondary

Ed,

Counselors,

Principals,

CTE

teachers.

 

 

Measurable Objective 2:

90 % of Twelfth grade students  will demonstrate a behavior  by graduating from high school, ready in the collegiate field or  in Career & Technical by 05/22/2015
as measured by the graduation rate according to the guidelines set by the Alabama State Department of Education..

Strategy 1:  

Mentoring/Advisory - All advisory teachers will contact parents of each student assigned to their advisory class on a monthly basis.    Call logs will be submitted
 to administration and will be checked for compliance.

Research Cited: See LEA plan

Activity - Call Logs

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

Documentation of contact with parents of every students will be provided by each advisory teacher and submitted to administration monthly.

Academic

Support

Program

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$0

No Funding Required

Superintendent,

Administration , and

Advisory Teachers

Activity - Credit Recovery/Suspension and Expulsion Alternatives

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

Credit recovery is offered to those students who are in danger of dropping out because they have fallen behind in their course credits.  The Morgan County Learning Center offers a credit recovery program (CARE) to all district students.  In addition, each high school is able to schedule students who need to recover credits.

Academic

Support

Program

08/07/2014

05/22/2015

$175000

General Fund

Superintendent,

Counselors,

Principals,

CSFO,

Learning

Center

Teachers,

Director of

HR, and

Director of

Alternative Programs.

Goal 4: All students will leave high school ready to lead.  "Every child a graduate.  Every graduate prepared to lead."

 

Measurable Objective 1:

Demonstrate a behavior  in leadership by 05/22/2015 as measured by 90% of our students graduating high school, being prepared to lead themselves
into a collegiate or career path successfully.

Strategy 1:  

Mentoring/Advisory - All advisory teachers will contact parents of each student assigned to their advisory class on a monthly basis. Call logs will be
submitted to administration and will be checked for compliance. Research Cited: See LEA Plan

Activity - Call Logs

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

Documentation of contact with parents of every student will be provided by each advisory teacher and submitted to administration monthly.

Parent

Involvement

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$0

No Funding Required

All

administrators and advisory teachers.

Activity - Daily Schedule Advisory Times

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

Each day, every advisory teacher will schedule specific, intentional and individual mentoring time in order to establish a more positive, personal and professional relationship with each student.

Behavioral

Support

Program

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$0

No Funding Required

All

administrators and advisory teachers.

Strategy 2:  

Leader in Me Training - Continuing Seven Habits training and instruction and provide Seven Habits training for all new employees. Research Cited: See LEA plan

Activity - Seven Habits Signature Training

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

Signature training for all new employees

Behavioral

Support

Program

08/07/2014

05/22/2015

$2500

Title I Part A

Superintendent, Central Office

Directors,

Principals and Teachers.

Strategy 3:  

High Schools That Work - Representatives from the high schools will attend the SREB High Schools that Work Annual Summer Conference to improve
instructional strategies, explore new initiatives in educations, and sustain the implementation of CCRS. Research Cited: See LEA Plan

Activity - Summer Conference

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

Administrators and teachers representing the high school will attend sessions and provide turn around training to their local school faculties.

Professional Learning

08/07/2014

07/31/2015

$57000

Title II Part A

Superintendent, Directors, Principals,

Instructional Coaches, and Teachers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategy 4:  

Positive Behavior Reinforcement - Consistently reward students for appropriate behavior and achievement. Research Cited: See LEA Plan

Activity - Digital Behavior Management Account

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

Teachers using the Digital Behavior Management Account will assign points for desired behaviors in the classroom.  Points will be automatically distributed through INOW for attendance, positive behavior and other desired behaviors as assigned through the STI program.  Students will accumulate points to purchase tangible and non-tangible rewards as determined by each school and/or teacher.

Behavioral

Support

Program

08/07/2014

05/22/2015

$15000

State Funds

Superintendent, Directors, Principals, and

Teachers.

Activity - Student of the Week

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

Staff will nominate any student who they deem to be displaying a positive behavior for Student of the Week.  This behavior will be attributed to actions and behaviors rather than strictly grades, and students' names will be drawn weekly.  Students who receive Student of the Week will be rewarded with two free break items per day.

Academic

Support

Program

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$0

Other

All staff.

Goal 5: We will see an increase in the science scores on the ACT and PLAN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Measurable Objective 1:

100 % of Tenth and Eleventh grade students  will demonstrate a proficiency  of an averaged 2% increase on the ACT and PLAN  in Science by
04/30/2015 as measured by 2015 ACT Report and the 2014-2015 PLAN Report.

Strategy 1:  

Expert Stakeholder Assistance - Having experts in the community come in and work with students in their area of specialties will increase student
engagement and higher critical thinking skills.

Activity - Science in Motion

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

Science teachers who have access to Athens State University's Science in Motion programs will utilize their services on a regular basis.

Academic

Support

Program

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$0

No Funding Required

Science Teachers

Activity - Stakeholder Involvement

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

Science teachers will utilize members of our community who have expert knowledge in their specific content area by allowing them to assist in some classroom activities.  Members of the expert community might include retired teachers, content-area scientists, ACT testing specialists, etc. These stakeholders might be involved via email, phone, hands-on activities, as a speaker, as a tutor, etc.

Academic

Support

Program

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$0

No Funding Required

Stakeholders and Science Teachers.

 

Goal 6: West Morgan High School will continue to incorporate new methods of improving its stakeholder communication/interaction and school culture.

 

Measurable Objective 1:

demonstrate a behavior  of improving our efforts to communicate with and to involve our stakeholders while continuing to build a more positive school culture by
05 /22/2015 as measured by surveys and SIR report.

Strategy 1:  

Advisory Groups - Students will meet every day in advisory groups and continue to build meaningful relationships with their peers and teacher. Each week in
advisory group, teachers will provide a lesson that promotes good behavior and a positive school culture through activities that enhance the Seven Habits
 information learned last year in advisory. This will help to build a more positive school culture through the every day interactions, building meaningful
relationships, and positive lessons experienced in the advisory group.

 

 

 

Research Cited: Research

According to the High Schools that Work conference, building relationships and opening communication with your kids and parents is one of the most important
 things that a teacher can do to help students.

 

Activity - Seven Habits Activities

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

Through weekly Seven Habits activities, advisory group students will be exposed to positive behavior, school pride, relationship building activities, and overall moral and just behavior in attempts to encourage our students to be positive members of our school and better leaders and people outside of our classrooms.

Behavioral

Support

Program

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$0

No Funding Required

All Advisory

Teachers

 

 

 

 

 

Strategy 2:  

Stakeholder Involvement - It will promote a more positive school culture that carries over into the community by providing not only our students with information
pertaining to West Morgan High School, but it will also provide the community with the same information through various channels.  Stakeholders will also be
 invited to take part in classroom activities and school-related events, further bridging the gap between school and community.

Research Cited: According the the High Schools that Work conference, one of the best ways to improve school culture AND raise academic scores is to
communicate well with parents and other stakeholders who have a genuine interest in the success of the school and its students.

Activity - Social Media

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

Through our West Morgan High School Facebook and Twitter pages, all announcements that are given to the students are updated on a daily basis for the community to see. They also can post questions, concerns, or even post other events that we may be unaware of that pertain to our school and community.  We will also use this form of communication to get feedback from our stakeholders and to provide an opportunity for them to see what is going on in our classrooms through pictures of activities and events.

Community Engagement

08/01/2014

07/31/2015

$0

No Funding Required

Social Media Administrator s and all staff for their input and pictures.

Activity - Newsletters

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

West Morgan High School will begin sending out newsletters this year to highlight activities in the classroom and upcoming events.  It will also share pertinent information about our students, school, and community.  These newsletters will be sent home with students in their advisory period.

Other

09/01/2014

05/22/2015

$0

No Funding Required

All Staff.

Activity - Volunteering

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

Volunteers from the community will be asked to come to WMHS to share their knowledge through activities, speaking engagements, etc.  Volunteers from our school will involve themselves with our stakeholders in order to further bridge the gap between school and community.

Community Engagement

07/01/2014

07/31/2015

$0

No Funding Required

Teachers/Staf f who choose to include this as part of their curriculum.

Strategy 3:  

Parental Contacts - Focus Group teachers contact their students' parents and update them on upcoming events that concern their children and document this in a spreadsheet that is sent to the vice-principal monthly.  This will further open the lines of communication between home and school and will allow the opportunity for parents to have a one-on-one conversation about their child and upcoming events.

Research Cited: HSTW Conference

Activity - Call Logs

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Source Of Funding

Staff

Responsible

Focus Group teachers contact their students' parents and update them on upcoming events that concern their children and document this in a spreadsheet that is sent to the vice-principal monthly.

Parent

Involvement

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$0

No Funding Required

All Advisory

Teachers and

Administration

Activity Summary by Funding Source

 

Below is a breakdown of your activities by funding source

 Title I Part A

Activity Name

Activity Description

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Staff

Responsible

No Funding Required

Activity Name

Activity Description

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Staff

Responsible

Call Logs

Documentation of contact with parents of every students will be provided by each advisory teacher and submitted to administration monthly.

Academic

Support

Program

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$0

Superintendent,

Administration , and Advisory

Teachers

Incorporation of Testing Vocabulary

Teachers and students will be provided with a common testing vocabulary list.  Vocabulary words from this list will be utilized by teachers through various means set forth by each classroom teacher that could include (but not be limited to) bell ringers, vocabulary quizzes, use in everyday language, etc.

Academic

Support

Program

09/19/2014

05/22/2015

$0

All Teachers

Call Logs

Documentation of contact with parents of every student will be provided by each advisory teacher and submitted to administration monthly.

Parent

Involvement

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$0

All

administrators and advisory teachers.

 

Newsletters

West Morgan High School will begin sending out newsletters this year to highlight activities in the classroom and upcoming events.  It will also share pertinent information about our students, school, and community. These newsletters will be sent home with students in their advisory period.

Other

09/01/2014

05/22/2015

$0

All Staff.

Social Media

Through our West Morgan High School Facebook and Twitter pages, all announcements that are given to the students are updated on a daily basis for the community to see. They also can post questions, concerns, or even post other events that we may be unaware of that pertain to our school and community.  We will also use this form of communication to get feedback from our stakeholders and to provide an opportunity for them to see what is going on in our classrooms through pictures of activities and events.

Community Engagement

08/01/2014

07/31/2015

$0

Social Media Administrator s and all staff for their input and pictures.

Volunteering

Volunteers from the community will be asked to come to WMHS to share their knowledge through activities, speaking engagements, etc.  Volunteers from our school will involve themselves with our stakeholders in order to further bridge the gap between school and community.

Community Engagement

07/01/2014

07/31/2015

$0

Teachers/Staff who choose to include this as part of their curriculum.

Stakeholder Involvement

Science teachers will utilize members of our community who have expert knowledge in their specific content area by allowing them to assist in some classroom activities. Members of the expert community might include retired teachers, content-area scientists, ACT testing specialists, etc.  These stakeholders might be involved via email, phone, hands-on activities, as a speaker, as a tutor, etc.

Academic

Support

Program

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$0

Stakeholders and Science Teachers.

Daily Schedule Advisory Times

Each day, every advisory teacher will schedule specific, intentional and individual mentoring time in order to establish a more positive, personal and professional relationship with each student.

Behavioral

Support

Program

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$0

All

administrators and advisory teachers.

Science in Motion

Science teachers who have access to Athens State University's Science in Motion programs will utilize their services on a regular basis.

Academic

Support

Program

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$0

Science Teachers

Kuder

Students will begin four-year plans in seventh grade and will have the plan in place by the end of the ninth grade year.

Career

Preparation/O rientation

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$0

Superintende nt, Director of

Career and

Technical

Education,

Director of Accountability and

Assessment,

Career and

Technical

Counselor,

Director of

Secondary

Ed,

Counselors,

Principals, Career Prep teachers and classroom teachers

Seven Habits Activities

Through weekly Seven Habits activities, advisory group students will be exposed to positive behavior, school pride, relationship building activities, and overall moral and just behavior in attempts to encourage our students to be positive members of our school and better leaders and people outside of our classrooms.

Behavioral

Support

Program

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$0

All Advisory

Teachers

Primary Documents

History teachers will use primary documents to enhance their lessons and meet the CCRS criteria of utilizing more informative texts across the board in the classrooms.

Primary sources provide a window into the past-unfiltered access to the record of artistic, social, scientific and political thought and achievement during the specific period under study, produced by people who lived during that period. Bringing young people into close contact with these unique, often profoundly personal, documents and objects can give them a very real sense of what it was like to be alive during a long-past era.  It engages students, helps develop critical thinking skills, and constructs knowledge.

Direct

Instruction

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$0

History

Teachers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title II Part

Activity Name

Activity Description

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Staff

Responsible

Summer Conference

Administrators and teachers representing the high school will attend sessions and provide turn around training to their local school faculties.

Professional Learning

08/07/2014

07/31/2015

$57000

Superintendent, Directors, Principals,

Instructional Coaches, and Teachers.

Professional Development

Professional development and job embedding training through MCS Instructional coaches.

Professional Learning

08/11/2014

07/31/2015

$65493

Superintendent, Director of

Secondary

Education,

Director of

Federal

Programs,

Director of HR, Director of

Assessment and

Accountability

, Principals,

Instructional Coaches, and Teachers.

 

General Fund

Activity Name

Activity Description

Activity Type

Begin Date

End Date

Resource Assigned

Staff

Responsible

Administer STI Assessment

All schools will conduct data meetings after the administration of each STI Formative Assessment to analyze student performance data.  These meetings will be led by administration and supported by the instructional coach and the STI Achievement personnel.

Academic

Support

Program

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$1800

Superintendent, Director of

Secondary

Education,

Director of Assessment and

Accountability

, Principals,

Instructional Coaches, and Teachers.

Analysis of STI Formative

Assessments

All schools will conduct data meetings after the administration after each STI Assessment when applicable to analyze student performance data.  These meetings will be led by the school principal, supported by instructional coaches and supported by STI Achievement personnel.

Academic

Support

Program

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$1800

Superintendent, Director of

Secondary

Education,

Director of

Special

Education,

Director of Assessment and

Accountability

, Principals,

Instructional Coaches and Teachers.

Credit Recovery/Suspension and Expulsion Alternatives

Credit recovery is offered to those students who are in danger of dropping out because they have fallen behind in their course credits.  The Morgan County Learning Center offers a credit recovery program (CARE) to all district students.  In addition, each high school is able to schedule students who need to recover credits.

Academic

Support

Program

08/07/2014

05/22/2015

$175000

Superintende

nt,

Counselors,

Principals,

CSFO,

Learning

Center

Teachers,

Director of

HR, and

Director of

Alternative Programs.

Use of Edmentum

Teachers will provide focused instruction, utilizing Edmentum for reinforcement of standards-based skill deficits.

Academic

Support

Program

08/11/2014

05/22/2015

$9500

Superintende nt, Director of

Secondary

Education,

Director of

Federal

Programs,

Director of Assessment and

Accountability

, Principals,

Instructional

Coaches,

Director of

Special Education, and

Teachers.

 

 

 

 

 

2014-2015 Executive Summary

 

West Morgan High School is a classification 3A rural school on the outskirts of the Decatur City School system in Trinity, Alabama.  Trinity is a very close-knit community made up of hard working-class residents.  Our community is very supportive of each other and will come together to support those in need in our town.  We take pride in our community and feel safe in our small town.  That pride and sense of security is reflected in the relationships between our schools, local businesses, city council, police force, and churches. 

 

According to the 2010 Census, there are 2,095 residents in Trinity, Alabama.  The population breakdown of Trinity is as follows:  Gender--Female (49.83%), Male (50.17%); Ethnicity--White (88.64%), African-American (6.68%), Other (4.68%); Ethnicity Totals--Non-Hispanic/Latino Origin (96.66%) and Hispanic/Latino Origin (3.34%); and Age--18-64 (61.67%), 5-17 (20.76%), 0-4 (5.01%).  In 2011, the estimated median household income was $60,737, and the median house value was $163,613.

 

According to the 2011 Trinity City Data, common occupations for males living in Trinity are as follows:  electrical equipment mechanics and other maintenance occupations including supervisors, production occupations, other management occupations except farmers, engineers, drivers/sales workers and truck drivers, retail workers except cashiers, and metal workers/plastic workers.  Common occupations for females for females living in Trinity are as follows:  registered nurses, secretaries/administrative assistants, teachers, production occupations, support workers, bookkeeping/accounting, and retail sales except cashiers.

 

We have 375 total students at West Morgan High School, and 47% of those students are involved in our free and reduced lunch program.  We represent various ethnic groups here at West Morgan including the following:  White (69%), Hispanic (23%), Black (7%), and Other (1%).  We have one of the highest Hispanic populations in our county at 23%.  Because of this high percentage, we are bless to have an on-site translator, in addition to our EL teacher, to help with communication challenges between our school and our non-English speaking stakeholders. 

 

West Morgan High School's Vision

"Every Child a Graduate-Every Graduate Prepared to Lead"

 

West Morgan High School's Motto

"One Purpose, One Vision, One Family-West Morgan."

 

West Morgan High School's Mission Statement:

At West Morgan, we are family.
We are a community forged by the bonds that we share.
We teach honor, commitment, and pride.
We prepare life-long learners ready for a complex and ever-changing world.

We are real and make mistakes, but teach forgiveness and perseverance.

We push our students to achieve their greatest potentials.
We shape character while building relationships.
We respect our diversity because it makes us unique.
We support, inspire, and challenge our students and ourselves.
We hold each other accountable both inside and outside of the classroom.
We are the teachers of future leaders and the models for future generations.
We are different.  We are dedicated.
We are West Morgan.

 

 

 

Our purpose at West Morgan High School is to prepare our students to be successful contributors to society.  We strive to provide a well-rounded curriculum in which the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical needs of each student are considered in order to prepare him/her for a successful life as a contributing member of our rapidly changing and increasingly complex society.  We believe in the "Every Child a Graduate--Every Graduate Prepared to Lead" vision set forth by our district, and we help to support our students' goals through our academic, leadership, and extra-curricular opportunities here are West Morgan High School.

 

At West Morgan we offer a variety of classes including the following:  English, Spanish I, Spanish II, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Calculus, Trigonometry, Physical Science, Biology, Anatomy, Chemistry, Physics, Band/Music, Career Tech, Journalism, Annual Staff, Health, Driver's Education, Physical Education, SPE and EL transitional classes, and countless other ACCESS classes offered through the use of our computer lab and IVC lab.  We look forward to implementing an 8th period next year during our first year on modified block, offering other academic opportunities that will be determined at a later date. 

 

One of our main focuses at West Morgan High School is continually working at building a positive school culture.  We expect our administrators, teachers, students, and staff to treat each other well and with respect.  We hold our students and teacher accountable for their actions through discipline and reinforcement.  As a means of reinforcing positive behavior, we follow Covey's Seven Habits through weekly activities/lessons in our advisory groups and in every day routines. Some of the community service activities that we have done as a result of our advisory groups include raising money and awareness for one of our autistic students, raising money for one of our elementary students with leukemia, making "Blessing Bags" for the homeless, collecting change for a previous student who has stage four cancer, writing letters to troops, volunteering time at a local shelter, campus clean-ups, painting bathrooms, etc.  We also have an advisory booklet created by our teachers with various activities that the focus groups can do to promote a better school culture such as birthday brunches, writing bucket lists, goal setting letters, doing "Random Acts of Kindness" and sharing their act, etc.

 

A focus that we've had in the past few years has been on parental contact and communication.  With our monthly advisory group contacts, our focus group teachers have improved the lines of communication by providing parents with information about upcoming events, grade information, announcements, and scholarships.  Advisory group teachers have also become a middle man to help out parents who have questions about their children.

 

In addition to monthly contacts, our West Morgan High School website is done by our own journalism students.  Because we put so much emphasis on student-led activities, they are solely responsible for keeping that up-to-date.  We have also created a West Morgan High School Facebook page and a West Morgan High School Twitter page that many of our students, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders follow to receive daily information about the goings-on at West Morgan.  Many of our teachers have class Facebook pages and Twitter pages as well.

 

At West Morgan High School, we understand that both academics and school culture have to be nurtured in order for both to thrive, and we are taking the necessary steps to make that happen at our school.

 

Some extracurricular notable achievements at West Morgan High School are as follows:  our FCCLA program has produced a 2014-2015 state officer and state and national competitors in their STAR program; we have a highly-competitive and award-winning Mighty Rebel Band; and we have highly-competitive and award-winning athletics (volleyball, boys basketball, softball, girls and boys soccer, and golf team)

 

Some academic notable achievements at West Morgan High School are as follows:  67% of our seniors graduated with honors; our 2013 ACT results report that our English Composition scores are 1% above the state average; and 2013 PLAN results report that our English scores are 1% above the national average.  We also added a literacy coach to our staff this year who has helped us better understand the CCRS and implement those standards in classrooms across the board.

 

Our academic focus for the next few years will be improving areas on the ACT testing that has taken the place of the graduation exam.  Spring of 2014 was the first ever ACT testing to be conducted school-wide, and on-site at West Morgan High School.  While we have just received basic data on the 2014 ACT, we look forward to getting more specific data in the future in order to help us to set specific academic goals.  We also plan on using STI-Assessment, End of Course testing, and PLAN results in our goal setting this year.  Our non-academic goal for the next few years is to continue to build up our school culture and offer more service and leadership opportunities for our students to take active roles in. 

 

As you can see, we are not only very proud of our achievements, but we are also aware of our areas of weakness.  We hope that with the use of our many resources, we will be able to implement activities and effective instruction that will improve both our struggling academic areas and our school culture each and every day.

 

We are extremely proud of our family-like environment here at West Morgan.  If you were to ask our faculty or staff what sets West Morgan apart from other places, most all will mention the closeness of the faculty, the positive working environment, and the overall support that we have of each other, which our students can see.  A happy working environment produces a positive climate for everyone here at WMHS, and we, as faculty and staff, try to incorporate that positivity into our classrooms and focus (advisory) groups.  Our students benefit from our school climate, and they are encouraged to be positive, student leaders at our school.  Our students come from various backgrounds, and they support each other unlike any other school around.  It is like a family here at West Morgan High School.

 

 

WMHS at a Glance (2014):

 

  • IVC Lab
  • On-Site Translator
  • FCCLA State Officer
  • Focus (Advisory) Groups
  • ACCESS Classes Offered
  • Student-Led Awards Night
  • On-Site Literacy Specialist
  • Career Preparedness Class
  • Pen Pal Mentoring Program
  • ACCESS Teachers on Staff
  • Community Service Projects
  • Student-Led Greenhouse Sale
  • Student-Led Veterans Program
  • 8 Teachers Dual Certified to Teach
  • On-Site SRO Officer and Drug Dog
  • Partners in Education is NUCOR Steel
  • 37% of Seniors Received Scholarships
  • 67% of Seniors Graduated With Honors
  • 2013 NEA Foundation Grant Recipients
  • Multiple 2013 Arthur Orr Grant Recipients
  • Community Homecoming Tailgating Event
  • Twitter (https://twitter.com/WestMorganHS)
  • State Career Prep Task Force Committee Member
  • Website (http://www.westmorganhighschool.org/)
  • State and Nationally Competitive FCCLA Program
  • 8 Mini-Mega Presenters at the County PD Conference
  • 18 attended the 2014 High Schools that Work Conference
  • 14 Masters Degrees, 14 Bachelor Degrees, 2 ED.S Degrees
  • 2012 and 2014 Morgan County Teacher of the Year Recipient
  • Presenter at 2014 Alabama Career and Technical Education Summer Conference
  • Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/WestMorganHighSchool?ref=bookmarks)
  • Clubs/Organizations: Science Club, National Honors Society, Prom Committee, FCCLA, FFA, Volleyball Club, First Priority, Debate Club, Student Council, Annual Staff, Spanish Club, Journalism and Break Club.