Mesa Verde

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Mesa Verde Elementary School Web Site

1661 W. Sage Street
Tucson, AZ 85704-2244

Principal: Foster Hepler

Communications:
(520) 696-6090
(520) 696-6137 (fax)

Grade Levels: K-5
Enrollment: 377

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Mission
Mesa Verde students will be responsible, productive and healthy citizens. To accomplish this, the school, parents and community will work together to provide an environment which enhances academic excellence; cultural/global awareness; and physical, social and emotional well-being.
Organization and Philosophy
    • Self-contained Classrooms

  • Departmentalized Classrooms
Instructional Programs
    • Music Specialist

    • On-site Special Education

    • ESL

    • Gifted

    • Physical Education Specialist

    • Art Specialist

    • At-Risk Programs

  • Computer Lab
School Wide Academic Goals 2008-2009

READING:
The school wide passing rate for reading on the Spring AIMS/DPA will increase by 5%.
    • Curriculum Mapping of Reading

    • All grade levels will use Harcourt Reading series to ensure spiral curriculum and same skills being covered while continuing the use of supplemental materials.

    • School wide focus and effort on Vocabulary. New vocabulary workbooks will be in use in grades 2-5.

  • Concentrated effort on Expository Text for AIMS/DPA. This includes categories of Informational, Functional, and Persuasive text.
MATH:
80% of all students in grades 1-5 will reach mastery of identified math facts for their grade level by the end of April, 2009.
    • Family Math Night � Play math games and activities to help learn math facts. Games available in zip-lock bag to take home when leaving. Computer lab open to share and explore numerous websites.

    • Add math fact games links to MV home page.

  • Authentic Math Night (possibly at grocery store)

Writing:
Use of anchor papers from AIMS site.
Use of anchor papers from Amphi schools piloting writing assessment program.
Contact other schools in district.
  • Share and continue to stress conventions through DOL, etc.
  • Focus on 6 traints (PD on scoring 6 traits for AIMS)

****Each Grade Level Has Developed Specific Academic Goals for the School Year. These Goals are Provided by Grade Level and Specialist Area.
Mesa Verde Kindergarten Academic GOALS:

Reading Goal:
Eighty percent of students will meet benchmark on the Phoneme Segmentation DIBELS testing.
Math Goal:
All students will be able to write numbers from zero to twenty.
Writing /Language Goal:
All students will be able to use letter sounds to convey meaning (ideas)

Mesa Verde First Grade Academic GOALS:

Reading Goal:
All students will meet benchmark on the DIBELS testing.
Math Goal:
All students will complete forty math fact problems with 90% accuracy for both addition and subtraction.
Writing /Language Goal:
All students will score in the �Meaning Maker or Experienced Writer� on the primary writing continuum rubric.

Mesa Verde Second Grade Academic GOALS:
Reading Goal:
Eighty percent of continuing students will increase (by 5 RIT Points) in the area of reading comprehension from fall to spring on the MAP test.
Math Goal:
Eighty percent of continuing students will increase (by 5 RIT Points) in the area of measurement from fall to spring on the MAP test.
Writing /Language Goal:
To increase the passing rate in the area of sentence structure as measured by the Terra Nova.

Mesa Verde Third Grade Academic GOALS:
Reading Goal:
Ninety percent of students will show growth on the MAP reading test.
Math Goal:
Ninety percent of students will show growth on the MAP math test.
Writing /Language Goal:
Ninety percent of students will show growth on the MAP math test.

Mesa Verde Fourth Grade Academic GOALS:
Reading Goal:
Twenty-five percent of students will be in the �Exceeds� category on the Spring 2009 AIMS Reading Test.
Math Goal:
Thirty percent of students will be in the �Exceeds� category on the Spring AIMS Math Test.
Writing /Language Goal:
Fifteen percent of students will be in the �Exceeds� category on the Spring AIMS Writing Test.

Mesa Verde Fifth Grade Academic GOALS:
Reading Goal:Eighty-five percent of students will pass the Spring AIMS Reading Test.
Math Goal:
Eighty-five percent of students will pass the Spring AIMS Math Test.
Writing /Language Goal:Eighty-eight percent of students will pass the Spring AIMS Writing Test.


Mesa Verde Academic GOALS for Visual Arts; Music and Physical Education:
The instructors for Art, Music and P.E. will also help address the school wide goal of eighty percent of all students mastering the identified math facts for each grade level.

Anne Wheaton � Physical Education Instructor
Academic Goal:

The students will be engaged and improve in various modified/cooperative sports games, basic locomotors skills, complex motor skills, physical fitness, hand/eye coordination, eye/foot coordination, rhythms, dance and tumbling.

Affective Goal:
The students will be engaged and improve in Affective Interactions: Sportsmanship. The components of sportsmanship that will be taught are; caring, helping, sharing knowledge, working together, encouragement, and problem solving.

Primary Goals School Year
  • To integrate into the physical education program SNAG Golf, and to support students engagement and participation in an after school golf club.
  • To research other ways to bring technology to the physical education program, specifically Wii Fitness



Jill K. Coulter, Visual Arts Specialist
Academic Goal

Thru a wide variety of Visual Arts Units, the students will improve their ability to identify visual/tactile characteristics of artworks from diverse culture, different times, or places.
Affective Goal:
As the students will be engaged in a wide variety of Visual Arts activities, they will improve their Global Awareness by discussing themes in artworks that illustrate common human experiences that transcend culture, time and place.
Primary Goals School Year
  • To create a student art gallery as part of the Visual Arts section of the Mesa Verde Elementary School Web Site.
  • To integrate into the Visual Arts program, a public arts unit that would enable the students to engage in creating artworks that would be appropriate for the school campus and reflect their knowledge of the world around them.


Mary Ruane, General Music Education

Music Participation in School-Wide Math and Reading Engagement

Students will practice Math Facts in various ways, including:

  • �Math Songs�: singing /drilling the times tables, employing various well-known melodies
  • �Music Math�: using music notes to perform simple math operations
  • �Music-Math Movement� games: moving in appropriate ways to the beat, with a mathematical idea in mind

Students will practice Reading in various ways, including:
  • All classes read charts pertaining to Music and Music Theory throughout the year, at the appropriate level
  • 2nd through 5th grades read about cultural/historical background of music to be performed in class
  • 2nd through 5th grades read Music History
  • 5th and 1st grades read scripts of Musicals to be practiced/performed
  • Chorus (3rd � 5th grades) reads verses/refrains of songs to be practiced/performed throughout the year