SES Wellness Sucess Story- 2019/2020
This year Stetson Elementary School had many successes in the area of student and staff wellness.
- 56 students, staff, and parents from Stetson participated in the district’s 4.9K race at Falcon High School and we were awarded the Golden Shoe Award for the third straight year and $200 for the highest percentage of participation.
- Stetson earned its 8th Fuel Up to Play 60 Touchdown award. We had 25 students on our NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 team this year.
- Stetson collected over 11,208 pounds of food for The Harvest of Love Food drive.
- 166 lives were saved by the students participating in the American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge and we raised over $8,310.
- 21- 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls participated in Girls on the Run.
- Stetson started a new social-emotional online program called Camp Timber which all grade levels K-5 used to help teach students social and emotional learning, using digital animations, real-life video modeling, songs, e-books, and off-line activities.
- Stetson played over 150,000 minutes of Go Noodle activities over the course of in-person learning August 2019- March 2020.
- Stetson staff members were given the opportunity to participate quarterly in a competition called “The Biggest Loser” which promoted healthy eating habits that led to weight loss. There was an average of eight staff members who participated in each quarter of the competition.
- 36 staff members participated in the “Walktober” multi-district steps competition in which District 49 won!!!
- 25 staff members participated in the “District 49 Gratitude Challenge”.
- Several grants were awarded to Stetson that provided:
- Sensory items that we compiled into a sensory tub where teachers could check out resources to use in their classrooms.
- Teachers were provided with fit sticks again this year for those who had not received them the year before.
- Grade levels were provided with bags of P.E. equipment including playground balls, cones, and bean bags.
POWER Zone Updates
This new neighborhood elementary will add to District 49’s portfolio of schools through integration of the visual and performing arts with traditional academic standards to develop the passion and talents of all students. Scheduled to open in August of 2019, the school will serve the Banning Lewis Ranch area and surrounding neighborhoods. This school is the second of two new D49 elementary schools outlined in the Building Our Future Community plan, made possible by the voter approved 3B MLO of 2016.
August 2015 Update
Values: Climb with Care and Confidence * Create a Loyalty Effect * The Most Important Person in the World * Family First * Serving our Community
Mission: Purposeful Risk * Ownership of Learning * Whole Child/Student Concept * Engaging Inquiry * Respectful Relationships
Current and Ongoing Activity
Last May, at the completion of a Language Arts curriculum review and adoption process lead by Sherry Kyle, POWER Zone elementary schools began to plan professional development around new programming entitled Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA). Two days of training occurred over July 30th and 31st. K-5 teachers dove into the material and began a learning process to better understand how to best deliver these materials to a wide variety of learners. The program was chosen primarily due to its strong explicit core phonics instruction, along with the relevancy and engagement of their reading passages. This particular resource will align well with current benchmarking indicators and will provide the zone with the opportunity for whole zone collaboration around reading and writing instruction.
VRHS now has a dedicated lead Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) advisor whose primary responsibility is to ensure a core group of selected teachers are continually trained in the development of ICAPs for every student. Advisory will now have an ICAP focus at strategic points throughout the year. No longer will ICAPs be a formulaic checklist with little to no differentiation per student. The expectation at VRHS is that ICAPs will be targeted and supported a monthly basis for each and every student.
POWER Zone will now use Beacon Assessments in place of Scantron for ELA and Math in grades 2-8. These assessments are aligned to on grade level material that has the most impact on student learning. Beacon also creates a virtual concept math for each individual student that can then be tracked once the student takes the beginning of year assessment. This will allow for further differentiation across classrooms and grade levels. These assessments will also be used within the zone’s student growth portion of their evaluation model.
POWER Zone Performance Surveys
POWER Zone is asking students, parents, and staff to take 2 surveys at the beginning of this year in order to measure the effectiveness of their three main zone initiatives of ensuring a safe, collaborative, and learning focused environment for our staff and students, ensuring they offer curriculum and learning opportunities that are engaging, rigorous, and individualized, and finally ensuring they have the most effective educators possible in each and every classroom. The Level 1 High Reliability Schools Certification process offered through Marzano Research will serve as a framework to measure how successful each stakeholder group believes POWER Zone is in implementing strategies to meet these initiatives.
Two main focuses of the POWER Zone this year are to track feedback from their High Reliability School and Performance Dashboard surveys. Both surveys will serve as major components of their overall community feedback process.