We, the Falcon Ridge Community, believe all children can learn, and we will establish high standards of learning that we expect all students to achieve.
- All students can and will learn.
- Respect for diversity is critical.
- Together we are more
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Parent-Teacher conferences are coming up on November 8th and 9th. We hope to see you there. There is a new system on your Family Access site for scheduling your Parent-Teacher conference time. Watch for instruction information via email and flyer. Below is information regarding how our school used the School Land Trust money during the 2016-2017 school year.
Principal – Michelle Peterson
School Land Trust Program
Every year the School LAND Trust program brings tens of millions of dollars to academic programs in public schools across Utah. These funds are generated from school trust lands. Each public school in Utah elects a school community council consisting of parents, teachers, and the principal to oversee these funds. Each council carefully reviews student assessments and progress to decide which academic areas they want to focus on. Plans are developed to improve student academic performance in the identified academic areas with the annual School LAND Trust funds. The plans are approved by the council and by the local school board.
Falcon Ridge Elementary School Land Trust Summary 2016-2017
Goal 2016-2017 – The most critical academic need at Falcon Ridge is language arts, specifically reading and writing. Land Trust funds will be spent to improve student academic performance. The goal is to increase 10% of the students who are below grade level in language arts at the beginning of the year to on grade level by the end of the year. Paraprofessionals, an additional phonics reading program, teacher training, professional learning communities, books for guided reading library and technology will help with meeting this goal.
Summary 2016-2017 – Falcon Ridge Elementary received $84,300 during 2016-2017. School Land Trust funds were used to hire six 17-hour literacy assistants to provide remediation intervention for students who were below grade level in reading and writing. The S.P.I.R.E., reading phonics program, was purchased and implemented in a pullout program for struggling readers. My Sidewalks, Imagine Learning, and Lexia programs were also used to help struggling readers. These literacy assistants worked with the targeted students in grades k-6. Technology equipment and software were used as tools to further the work with struggling readers.
Teachers met weekly in Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) to review and analyze student data, collaborated to meet the needs of all students, and participated in ongoing job embedded professional development. Each teacher was able to attend one full day of professional development for curriculum mapping and language arts lesson study. Kindergarten teachers and reading assistants also attended professional development on the S.P.I.R.E phonics program. Two teachers also took the opportunity to become ESL endorsed.
Falcon Ridge Elementary School Community Council Meeting Dates for 2017-2018
- Thurs. November 2, 2017 in the Media Center
- Thurs. February 1, 2018 in the Media Center
- Thurs. March 8, 2018 in the Media Center
- Thurs., May 10, 2018 in the Media Center
School Community Council Members 2017-2018
- Laura McKee Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
- Michelle Peterson Principal email@example.com
- Melina Huntsman Vice Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
- Karen Beebe Secretary email@example.com
- Michelle Leary Parent firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ben Jameson Parent/District email@example.com
- Oscar Mena Parent firstname.lastname@example.org
- Misty Mena Parent email@example.com
- Jayme Haight Parent firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chelsea McGee Parent email@example.com
- Cody Rindlisbacher School Employee firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emelie Harbin School Employee email@example.com