Twin Lake Elementary

Annual Education Report 2014-2015

 

April 7, 2016

 

 

Dear Parents and Community Members:

 

I am pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2014-15 educational progress for Twin Lake Elementary School.  The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws.  The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability, and teacher quality.  If you have any questions about the AER, please contact me for assistance.

 

The AER is available for you to review here electronically or by visiting you may review a copy in my office.

 

Twin Lake Elementary students perform well in the area of reading.  Some students struggle in the area of math and are making progress as we move to more hands on, collaborative and higher cognitive instructional focus that is essential to be a successful 21st Century learner.  Curriculum improvements have been significant, aligning with the rigorous Common Core State Standards.  Teachers continue to engage in many hours of professional development to prepare for delivering this curriculum.  Through a multi-tiered approach, struggling students are being identified early and engaged in appropriate interventions.  We have also adopted a “Read for 23” expectation, as we look to our families to dedicate 23 minutes of their time in the evening to reading.  Our school community realizes that learning extends to the home, and as partners with parents, we expect our learners to be successful students and citizens.

 

State law requires that we also report additional information. 

  1. PROCESS FOR ASSIGNING PUPILS TO THE SCHOOL
    Residents outside Reeths-Puffer Schools’ attendance area may apply to enroll in the District.  Parents obtain a Schools of Choice application from the Superintendent’s Office and return it by the Friday before Memorial Day.  When considering student assignments, students are placed based on available space and the best placement to meet their individual needs.  We accept students at all grades in all programs.
     
  2. THE STATUS OF THE 3-5 YEAR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
    The School Improvement Plan is current and was submitted on-time to the Michigan Department of Education.  Click on the link to the right to view our School Improvement Plan.
     
  3. A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH SPECIALIZED SCHOOL
    There are no specialized schools affiliated with Twin Lake Elementary.
     
  4. IDENTIFY HOW TO ACCESS A COPY OF THE CORE CURRICULUM, A DESCRIPTION OF ITS IMPLEMENTATION, AND AN EXPLANATION OF THE VARIANCES FROM THE STATE’S MODEL
    Click on the link to the right for complete information on our Core Curriculum.
     
  5. THE AGGREGATE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT RESULTS FOR ANY LOCAL COMPETENCY TESTS OR NATIONALLY NORMED ACHIEVEMENT TESTS
    Click on the link to the right to see the Annual Education Data Report
     
  6. IDENTIFY THE NUMBER AND PERCENT OF STUDENTS REPRESENTED BY PARENTS AT PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
    Conference attendance at Reeths-Puffer Twin Lake Elementary is high.  For the 2015-16 school year 98% of parents attended Parent/Teacher Conferences.  For the 2014-15 school year 98% were in attendance.  We look forward to working with our students, parents and community members collaboratively for the success of all children.

 

Twin Lake Elementary staff are pleased to be serving the students and parents of our school and look forward to another successful school year.  You may contact our office at (231) 719-3190, at any time.

 

Sincerely,

 

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Dawn Schmitt

Principal, Twin Lake Elementary