Improvement Activities

Reading

Ensure alignment of instruction with grade level standards and engage in ongoing assessment and strategic intervention based on individual student need.

*RTI Meetings—6 week cycles

*RTI Leadership Team

*Flexible Intervention Groups within classrooms

*Dibels Progress Monitoring

*SBA Results

*STAR

*AR

*AVID

 

Math

Ensure alignment of instruction with grade level standards and engage in ongoing assessment and strategic intervention based on individual student need.

*SBA Results

*IXL

* Monthly Computational Screeners

*STAR

*XtraMath

*AVID

Student Voice

*Student Council

*Meaningful Work Program

*Gardening Club

*Peer Buddy

Family and Community

*Parent Invitations to Arr Assemblies

*Teacher Newsletters/Edline

*Community Liaison

*Grade Level Community Projects

*PTA Events

*PTA Fundraiser for music program

*College Access partnership with Pierce College

*Science Fair

*Cultural Showcase

Positive Behavior

*PBIS Committee

*PBIS Matrix

*Arr Tickets

*Arr Assemblies

*AR Point Recognition

*Meaningful Work

*Voice Level Posters

*Kelso’s Choice Posters

*Check & Connect

Diversity and Cultural Celebration

*Diversity Committee

*Diversity Board for Display

*Cultural Showcase Event

*Ongoing Cultural Competency Training  

 

Safety

*Safety Committee

*Drills

*PTA provided emergency supplies for classrooms

Community Involvement

*Inviting community partners to our Cultural Showcase

*Inviting community partners to our Career Day

*Engaging in various Grade-Level Community Projects

*Partnership with The Edge Church for Backpack Program

*Epic Donuts Sponsorship for student recognition

*Donor Match Program with PTA and Regence

 

Use of Technology

At Ridgecrest Elementary, technology is a primary tool to facilitate instruction and these tools have a positive impact on student learning. Technology also allows our school to communicate effectively with parents through a variety of innovative means. We also use various district software applications for student intervention as we continue to develop Response To Intervention (RTI) systems in our school.

*Edline Websites: Contains teacher instructional materials and guidelines; communication for parents; student access to instructional materials.

*STAR Reading and Math Assessments: Diagnostic Assessments to provide benchmark indicators on student performance in Reading and Math.

*Performance Plus: Repository for all state, district, and building assessment data; data available to analyze student performance by school teams.

*Blackboard Connect: Communication tool to inform parents on important school information and student learning events.

Various  Other Classroom Technologies: Smartboards, STAR, AR, IXL, Typing Pal, XtraMath.