Yacks Elementary - L`Anse Creuse Public Schools

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Yacks Elementary - L`Anse Creuse Public Schools
A Title 1
School
2012-2013
Donald J.
Yacks Elementary
School Mission Statement:
Yacks Elementary students will learn Grade Level Content
Expectations/Common Core Standards and social skills in a
challenging and positive environment.
Principal’s
Message:
We reflect with pride on another wonderful year at
Donald J. Yacks Elementary. We continue our quest for
excellence in education, focusing on goals that provide
high academic standards for students, while embracing a
wonderful partnership between parents and staff.
We completed our ninth year as a Professional
Learning Community school, focusing on student
achievement, staff collaboration, and establishing a
positive school environment. We are very proud of achieving Evergreen
status of being a “Green School.’’
We continued our Positive Behavior Support focus, our Response to
Intervention teams, hosted our annual Literacy/Math Night for parents and
our annual Disability Awareness Day. In addition, this year the students
were engaged in an exciting Cultural Day, called “Around the World with
Yacks.”
We continued our special programs of: Student Government; Safety
Patrol; Science Olympiad; C.A.R.T (Child Adult Reading Team); Lunch
Bunch; Math Blasters; A-Z Club; Fish Club; Lego Club; Ecology Club;
Recycle Club; New Kids Club; Newspaper Club; and Math Club.
We will continue to maintain an excellent academic experience for all
students as we focus on our goals and provide an atmosphere in which we
follow our school motto, “Learning for all…whatever it takes.”
Dr. Betty J. Kozma
Professional Learning Community Chairpersons
Megan Bacheldor
Shaunna Balch
Kathryn Bourgeois
Claudia Dichtel
Jennifer Sarkela
Bridget Smith
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) will provide the
2012-2013 data relating to:
√ Teacher Quality,
√ Student Assessment, and
√ AYP for schools, districts and the state, available individually or
in a combined report at
www.michigan.gov/aer
Click on the combined report then, select Macomb ISD, then L’Anse Creuse
Public Schools and the school you’re interested in viewing results. The
combined report from the state will also be available on your school’s Web
site as a downloadable pdf.
For individuals without computer access, contact the Office of School and
Community Relations at 586-783-6300 ext. 1214 to request a hard copy of
the report. Please indicate whether you want the school’s annual report or
the district annual report. We will mail a copy to your home.
34700 Union Lake Road, Harrison Township,
MI Yacks
48045Elementary
• (586) 493-5630
School • www.lc-ps.org
School improvement goals and strategies:
Goal #1:
Eighty percent of students at Yacks Elementary will show growth in the
area of number and operations by the end of the 2012-2013 school year.
Strategies include:
• Small group instruction
• Common assessments to pinpoint areas of need
• Response to Intervention
• Enrichment programs during and after school, such as: Lunch Bunch, Math Blasters, Math Club
• Researched-based instructional practices
• Title 1 Family Learning Night Program
Goal #2:
Eighty percent of students at Yacks Elementary will show growth in
reading as determined by Grade Level Content Expectations by the end
of the 2012-2013 school year.
Strategies include:
• Small group instruction
• Response to Intervention
• Enrichment programs during and after school, such as: A-Z Club, C.A.R.T., Lunch Bunch
• Common assessments to pinpoint areas of need
• Research-based instructional practices
• Thinking Maps
• Title 1 Family Learning Night Program
Goal #3:
Seventy percent of students at Yacks Elementary will show growth in
writing by the end of the 2012-2013 school year according to the MLPP
and MEAP rubrics.
Strategies include:
• Small group instruction
• Response to Intervention
• Enrichment programs during and after school, such as: Math Blasters, Lunch Bunch, Math Club
• Common assessments to pinpoint areas of need
• Research-based instructional practices
• Title 1 Family Learning Night Program
Parent involvement
When parents become partners in the educational
process, students succeed.
Participation in conferences
FALL
SPRING
2012-2013
98%
92%
2011-2012
96%
94%
Parent involvement policy
2010-2011
98%
93%
Yacks Elementary School values our partnership with
parents. Opportunities are readily available for parental
participation in the education of children. Ongoing
communication occurs between school and parents, and
decision-making opportunities are encouraged through our
Professional Learning Community (PLC) Committee.
Second grade students displayed Circle Maps at Wheeler
Parent opportunities
There are many ways to become involved in school activities:
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Parent representation on our PLC Committee
Child-Adult Reading Team (C.A.R.T.) supporting students with literacy strategies
Parents and teachers sponsor our Student Government program
Volunteering in classrooms
Volunteering for special events-Disability Awareness Day,
Cultural Day, Field Day
Parent-Teacher Club (PTC)
Ecology Club
Lego Club
Science Olympiad
Yacks Elementary School
Parent Teacher Club (PTC)
sponsored activities:
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Annual Fun Run
Monthly “Caught You Being Good” lunch with principal
Annual Disability Awareness Day
Movie Nights
Assemblies
Author visit
Community Blood Drive
Buses for field trips
Holiday events
Field Day activities
Fifth Grade Celebration
Points of Pride
Lego Club
Fifth graders engaging in the Starbase program at Selfridge Air
Force Base
Yacks Elementary School
Student Government donates to Charlotte’s Wings supporting
ailing children through book donations
Points of Pride
Cultural Day “Around the World with Yacks”
Music Concert
Mrs. Dichtel’s Grade 3-4 class earned this
certificate for IXL Math
Yacks Elementary School

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