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SW Elementary Year in Review 2014-15

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Southwest Elementary School had a fantastic 2014-2015 school year! This year we adopted and implemented the new Envision Math Program to support the College and Career Readiness Standards.  Teachers worked with grade level teams to create additional “Quadrant D” activities in math to enhance rigor and relevance for students.

App Smashing on the ipads also became a popular learning activity in classrooms.  Students combined the use of production apps with creativity apps, to produce projects that were engaging, and allowed for collaboration with peers, as well as to focus on presentation skills within the classroom.

Teachers also implemented their grade level writing plans to focus on writing skills in the classroom, as well as emphasizing note taking and research.  Some classrooms used “Custom Google Search Engine” to provide students with age appropriate online resources for their research.

Many of our professional development activities for teachers, came from our own staff at Southwest Elementary School, who have become knowledgeable in areas of technology, as well as outside resources to support our students.  Part of our professional development for teachers also included “Teachers Observing Teachers.”  Administration covered classrooms so that teachers were able to observe teaching strengths in others, which allowed for fresh ideas in the classrooms.

A new score board in the gym and a new lunch program through OPAA that allowed for student choice of menu items, were also popular additions.

SW Google Drive Informational Letter

Below is the information about your student's Google Account.   read more

Compassion 2015

Eight ESL and French class students went to Colorado Springs, Colorado on May 21.  They spent Friday doing volunteer work at Compassion International, a child sponsorship organization that works in 27 of the poorest countries.  The students stuffed, labeled and stamped 3500 . . . read more

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