Welcome to Green Local Schools,
This is truly an exciting time for our community, district, staff and students. Our new K-12 building is under construction and scheduled to open for the 2014-2015 school year. These updated facilities will be extremely beneficial to the education of our students and the ability to service our community.
At Green Local Schools we have so much to celebrate. The district recently received the designation of “Excellent” on the 2011-2012 school district report card. Both elementary buildings were also rated as “Excellent” meeting 5 out of 5 indicators. In addition both buildings met AYP which indicates that our students are making adequate progress to meet state requirements. Our performance index is based on the number of students that are proficient and above and was 102.1 at Marshallville Elementary and 99.4 at Smithville Elementary. We are very proud of these results and appreciate the hard work of all those who contribute to the education process.
Our staff is very proud of these accomplishments but realize we still need to continue to move forward. This school year teachers will continue to meet on a monthly basis to complete their curriculum maps. These maps will be used to develop teaching units, common as well as formative assessments. Using information from these assessments will further allow our teachers to differentiate their instruction to meet student needs.
Each elementary building will be providing a systematic Response to Intervention (RTI). An RTI team was selected and received extensive training last school year. This year they will continue to be an important part of the direction we move as a building, the professional development teachers receive and the intervention process to support all learners. A list of “non-negotiables” were developed by the RTI teach which will focus on best practice instruction. All teachers will be using these guidelines to provide a consistent educational program for all students.
We have also implemented consistent behavior expectations that will be used at both elementary buildings. These expectations are:
- Be Kind and to Everyone
- Listen Carefully
- Follow Directions the First Time
We will also be using the School Wide Positive behavior program. Students meet with the principal and guidance counselor on a monthly basis and review what good behavior looks like. Students caught being good receive a ticket and the student with the most tickets in their classroom each month is recognized at Student of the Month.
I am excited to be the principal at both elementary buildings this year and look forward to working together to make this an excellent year. Please let me know if I can provide you with additional support in any way. I look forward to working with you to do what is best for our kids!
Mrs. Christine J. Miller, Principal
Marshallville and Smithville Elementary