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Bloomingdale Middle and
High School

Community Forum

September 26, 2011

6:00 P.M.

BHS & the Persistently Low
Achieving Schools (PLAS) List


Bloomingdale High School was put on the
PLAS list last August because of low
achievement of our students on the
Michigan Merit Exam (MME)


Bloomingdale Middle and High School’s
“Redesign Plan” has been approved and is
being implemented.


The Redesign Plan specifies changes
aimed at improvements in students’
academic achievement and other areas.


Changes That We Have Made
or Are Making


Aligning our learning objectives to the
“College Readiness Standards” (6
th
-
12
th

grades)


Increasing instructional time in math
and language arts


Netbook computers in grades 9
-
12


Changes That We Have Made
or Are Making


Professional Development for
teachers
that impacts classroom
teaching


Increasing rigor

in math at the middle
school level


Advisory Period


Zeros Aren’t Permitted (
ZAP
) program

Increasing Instructional Time
in Math and Language Arts


Last year: 50 minute class periods x
178 days = 8900 minutes = 148
hours


This year: 66 minute class periods x
178 days = 11,748 minutes = 196
hours


This represents a
32% increase in
instructional time

in math and
language arts.

Netbook Computers


All 9
th
-
12
th

grade students will be assigned
a netbook computer this year.


Students (and parents) will have the
ability to connect to the Internet

through
Verizon!


Netbooks will be distributed to PARENTS
at each of the following times:


Tuesday, October 4 @ 6:00 p.m.


Wednesday, October 5 @ 6:00 p.m.


Thursday, October 6 @ 9:00 a.m.

Netbook Computers


As needed, parents will receive training on
obtaining an email address, accessing
their child’s grades through Pinnacle
Gradebook, and obtaining immediate
information regarding their child’s missing
assignments.


Training for parents of MS students
:


Monday, October 10 @ 6:00 p.m.


Tuesday, October 11 @ 6:00 p.m.


Professional Development for
Teachers



Aligning curriculum, instruction, &
assessment


Collecting data to measure and track
student progress


Effective instructional strategies


Improving reading through Close and
Critical Reading Strategies


Increasing Rigor in Math


New pre
-
algebra curriculum at 8
th

grade level


7
th

grade textbooks moved to 6
th

grade and 8
th

grade textbooks moved to 7
th

grade


7
th

graders have the opportunity to take pre
-
algebra and then earn HS algebra credit as 8
th

graders


6
th

graders have the opportunity to take pre
-
algebra and then earn HS algebra and geometry
credit as 7
th

& 8
th

graders

Z.A.P.



Z
eros
A
ren’t
P
ermitted


We believe that without completing their
assignments, students will not learn the material
that they need to learn in order to be successful
in their classes.


We are eliminating the option for students to
choose to fail

(“I’d rather not do my
assignment. Just give me a zero.”).


We don’t assign zeros anymore. The
consequence for not doing an assignment is to
do the assignment
.

Z.A.P.



Z
eros
A
ren’t
P
ermitted


Students who choose to not do an
assignment will be assigned to lunch
detention until the assignment is
complete. (This is what it means to get
ZAPPED).


Grades have improved. The number of A’s
has increased by 4
-
6%. The number of
failing grades has decreased by 2
-
8%.


The number of completed assignments
has increased dramatically.


Safe and Supportive Schools
(S3)

Grant


BMS/BHS was grant eligible as a result of
being on the PLAS list.


Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MiPHY)
survey


9
th

& 11
th

graders.


Survey results suggest areas where we
need more support, programs, and
services for our students.


$125,000 per year for 3 years.


S3

Grant
-

Initiatives


After school tutoring (certified teacher and
transportation)


Advisory (Field trips and professional development
for teachers)


Assemblies (Hypnotist, BMX bikers, Victim impact
panel, etc.)


Student incentive activities (ZAP, Honor Roll, class
contests)


School climate improvements (Hallway photos and
frames, interchanging LCD screen of upcoming
events, announcements, etc. for
community/communication)


S3 Grant
-

Initiatives


Support for our Peer Assistant Leadership
(PALS)

program


Challenge Days (implement next year to
help reduce/eliminate bullying)


Health education materials and equipment


Nutrition support/healthy lifestyle manuals
to share with community


Good News from our Elementary
Buildings


We are excited about our new Houghton
-
Mifflin
Reading Series that supports the alignment of
common core standards and will help prepare
students for middle school


Good News from our Elementary
Buildings


Universal Breakfast and Healthy Lunches


Average Breakfast Counts per day


Pullman



Sept 2010=178

Sept 2011=250


Bloomingdale

Sept 2010=192

Sept 2011=257


“Cardi” Cards at Pullman
Elementary



Positive Behavior
Support system


Be respectful


Be responsible


Be trustworthy


Be safe


Every Friday/Weekly
reward

P.L.A.S.



What is the current
status for BHS?


We have the results of the MME that our juniors
took in the spring.


In every content area (Reading, Math, Writing,
Science, and Social Studies), we’ve shown
between an 11% and 19% improvement

in
scores over last year!


Our state ranking
improved from the 7
th

percentile to the 40
th

percentile!


We are NOT on the 2011 PLAS List, but we are
still required to implement our redesign plan.


Percent Proficient on MME
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
90%
Reading
Writing
Math
Science
S.Studies
Class of 2008
Class of 2009
Class of 2010
Class of 2011
Class of 2012
Thank
-
you!


Questions?


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