We are Caring Cardinals!
|Committee meetings||Assessing||Systemic change|
|Action plan development||Adjusting||Ongoing|
|Consensus building||Impacting students||---|
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District Vision Points
|1||Maintain 90% or better on our Annual Performance Report (APR) relating to Accreditation through the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP)||CSIP Objectives 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.9
Data relating to the annual performance report will be released from the State of Missouri in January, 2013.
|2||Align new Performance Based Teacher Evaluation (PBTE) to the State's prescribed seven principles.||CSIP Objective 2.2
The district PBTE committee met April 29 to continue the alignment of the current Mehlville PBTE to the seven prescribed principles outlined by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The committee developed language which incorporates student achievement into the PBTE. The committee planned additional training sessions on the use of the evaluation instrument for principals and teachers for the start of the 2013-2014 school year.
|3||Convert the Project ENGAGE effort to a year-round event with a goal of engaging 100% of Mehlville students in service projects.||CSIP Strategy 1.8.2/Action Step 2
Each building is nearing the goal of 100% student engagement in Project Engage. During the week of April 29-May 3 students from Mehlville and Oakville high schools will be working on community service projects throughout the area.
|4||Continue to increase Advanced Placement (AP) opportunities.||CSIP Strategy 1.1.1/Action Step 3
The District has continuously increased our Advanced Placement offerings over the past few years. In 2012-13, we added three new Advanced Placement courses (AP Language and Composition, AP French Language, and AP Human Geography). Advanced Placement Chemistry will be offered starting in the 2013-14 school year – thus increasing our total AP course offerings to nineteen. We have also increased the number of teachers who have received AP training. This summer two teachers will be attending training for our Advanced Placement Chemistry classes that will be offered beginning in the fall 2013. Vertical articulation conversations are taking place between middle school and high school teachers to prepare students for the rigor of AP Courses.
|5||Increase Career programs, Project Lead The Way (PLTW)/Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM).||CSIP Strategy 1.1.3
A two-year program in Culinary Arts has been implemented at Mehlville High School and Oakville High School. ProStart I was implemented during the 2012-2013 school year. ProStart II will be offered beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. Twenty-seven students from first semester and twenty students from second semester of our Pro Start I program have passed Industry SERVSAFE Certification Assessment for food safety and preparation. This certification gives our students the opportunity for immediate advancement in the food service industry. At the completion of our first year for ProStart, forty students have passed the first phase of the National Restaurant Association exam. This is a two year exam which is tied to articulation and scholarship opportunities for students. Passing the exam helps our students jumpstart industry careers.
A four-year Biomedical Science Program has been implemented at Mehlville High School and Oakville High School. Principles of Biomedical Sciences was implemented during the 2012-2013 school year. Human Body Systems will be offered beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, with Medical Interventions and Biomedical Innovations to follow in 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 respectively. Two teachers will be attending training this summer for Human Body Systems. These courses increase literacy within the content area. For example this year the Principals of Biomedical Sciences class read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
|6||Monitor and expand 9th Grade Academy as needed.||CSIP Strategy 1.4.1
Due to increased interest, the Freshmen Academy will be expanding from two classes to three classes for the 2013-2014 school year. An open house will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at 6 p.m.
|7||5-year facilities plan||CSIP Strategy 3.5.1
Click here to view the District Facilities 5 year Plan
Click here to learn more about the District Solar Project and Installations
|8||Tennis Court Complex||
A very small amount of punch list items still need to be completed. The facility is open for everyone in our community to enjoy and we will continue to make improvements to the site such as landscaping, bleachers, trash receptacles, etc.
|9||Complete District's First Auditorium||
The interior concrete flatwork is now complete as the carpenters, sprinkler fitters, electricians and HVAC trades are now working inside the auditorium. All of the individual rooms adjacent to the auditorium have been built as well. The masons are roughly 80% complete and will continue to brick the exterior walls including the main entrance and West side of the building. The roof will be installed on the West side as well in the next couple of weeks, followed by the installation of the rooftop HVAC equipment.
|10||1 To 1 Technology and Open Source Curriculum||CSIP Strategy 3.2.1/Action Step 1
Nearly 600 students received laptops this fall within select class sections at each high school. Nearly 60% of the Freshman class received a laptop in our expanded pilot program. Teachers within the selected core classes received training on open source tools such as Google Apps, Google Earth, Teacher Webpages, and other curriculum specific applications. Additional infrastructure is in place to support the technology based curriculum including additional wireless coverage and technical support. The 1 to 1 planning group continues regular meetings to discuss successes and challenges of the program as well as developing plans to expand for 2013-2014.
|11||Schools of Character||
Five additional schools have been named Missouri State Schools of Character (MSOC): Beasley Elementary, Bierbaum Elementary, Oakville Elementary, Bernard Middle and Mehlville High. In addition, Beasley, Bierbaum, Hagemann, and MHS have qualified as finalists to become National Schools of Character. The district character education committee met in March and developed a survey to gather community feedback on the character traits which are most important for Mehlville students to possess. This survey will be distributed to community members, parents and Mehlville faculty and staff in an electronic format in the months of May and June.
|12||Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)||
|13||Tuition-free, full-day kindergarten||CSIP Strategy 1.1.1/Action Step 5
545 full-day kindergarten students have been enrolled and placed for the 2013-2014 school year.