Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What’s Right in the School District of Janesville

What’s Right in the School District of Janesville (SDJ) is a forum to recognize outstanding performances and achievements by SDJ employees and schools.

Parker High School, from Principal Christopher Laue

During the months of December and January, Parker guidance counselors averaged over 200 scheduled student meetings each month. This includes sit down meetings only; if students who stopped with quick questions or drop-ins were counted this would be significantly higher.

Sixteen DECA (International Association of Marketing Students) members competed in the Junior Achievement Business Challenge of Rock County. At the event, at total of $1800 in scholarships and prizes were awarded to the top students; Parker DECA won $1200 of that in scholarships and savings bonds based on our students finishing first and third place.

Parker 9th grade students increased the number of students who were advanced or proficient on the 2nd quarter curriculum based assessment by 10%, moving from 54% to 64%. Way to go 9th grade English teachers and students!

Craig High School, from Principal Alison Spiegel

Kathleen Butterfield's First Semester Humanities A class donated about 75 bags of food and had close to 500 hours of volunteer service.

On Saturday, February 4th, Craig Forensics participated in the Sun Prairie Invitational. The team won 3rd place in the Small Team Division. Notable performances included Alex Janssen - Finalist in Radio Speaking and Devan Beyel, Sierra Spaulding, and Ashley Stone - Second place in Group Interp. Congratulations to Coaches Nicole Hilbelink and Tom Ulrich and all their students!
Edison Middle School, from Principal Jim LeMire

Edison has 23 mentors that are working with Edison students Monday through Thursday each week.

Edison Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) (office referrals and in-school and out-of-school suspensions) is a program designed to reduce the number of student behavior disruptions experienced during the school day. The number of office discipline referrals are down 51 (end of January 2012) from the same time last year (January 2011). The number of in-school suspensions are down 45 (end of January 2012) from the same time last year (January 2011). The number of out-of-school suspensions are down 59 (end of January 2012) from the same time last year (January 2011).

Jackson Elementary, from Principal Kristin Moisson

After completing several weeks of intensive reading instruction during the RtI time, 91% of Jackson 2nd grade students showed growth on their reading assessment.

Third grade teachers are finding that they have gained 87 minutes of extra teaching time per week, since our students have been taught lining up and hallway expectations. This is due to Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)!

71% of our first grade students have met or exceeded the benchmark for our November Developmental Reading Assessment scores.

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