Sam Adams School Improvement Survey 2014-2015
Sam Adams Elementary School
Principal Welcome Letter 2014
Sam Adams Elementary School!
The 2014-15 school year will be fun, exciting, and full of new educational opportunities for the Sam Adams School Family!
Effective with the fall sports season of the 2014-15 school year, Cassopolis Public Schools will no longer carry student insurance. This will now be the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
The staff at Sam Adams Elementary is currently working with Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency (KRESA) on a professional development MATH series! This professional development series is activity-based; built around a collection of example classroom lessons aligned to the Mathematical Practices and Content called for with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Teachers are provided with detailed information about each grade-level content standard, lessons that are in support of students developing a deep understanding of the content standard and diagnostics for assessing students’ level. Teachers are also provided a plan for teaching the content standards with the appropriate focus, coherence, and rigor as is called for in the Common Core.
Students K-6 will have the opportunity to express their creativity through Art and Creative Writing. This class will provide students with the skills to develop their artistic abilities through “hands on” art activities that relate to their creative writing, which is aligned to the Common Core.
Title I Reading and Math
Sam Adams students will be given additional information in Reading and Math this year by two highly qualified teachers. This instruction will focus on Tier II Interventions for K-6 students that are struggling with skills in the Common Core Curriculum. Title I will be an extension of the classroom with small group and one-on-one support.
Neo 2 Boards
Our dedicated computer teacher, Shelli Burks, researches “Best Practices” to enhance student learning to its fullest. Two Neo Board mobile labs will be implemented this year to help all students in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. All children will have the opportunity to work on them through a variety of programs that Sam Adams Elementary offers.
We have added a variety of new programs to our state of the art technology resources to enhance student learning.
Read Naturally- Increased Reading Levels for Title I Reading
Star- Reading, Early Literacy (Star Fall) & Math.
Accelerated Math Live & Math in a Flash- Personalize instruction for every student. This program creates individualized practice assignments and tests at each student’s level, allowing teachers to keep every student motivated and challenged.
The safety of our students is our Number 1 priority! Sam Adams Elementary now has 40 cameras installed in and out of the building for 24 hour surveillance.
New bleachers have been purchased and will be installed in our gymnasium for our fall sports and assemblies!
The Sam Adams School Family is proud of our students and their behavior! We will continue to support the positive behavior initiative “Ranger Pride”!
|Sam Adams Elementary School, 114 S. Depot Street, Cassopolis MI 49031|
Start time is 7:55 a.m.
Breakfast for students is from 7:30-7:50 a.m.
Dismissal @ 3:07 p.m.
|The current PTO officers are:|
Principal and K-6 Title I and Curriculum Director
|Loretta Bowers, Secretary|
|Julie Blaske, Secretary|
Teaching Staff Websites
Sam Adams Elementary Teaching assignments and web sites
Mrs. Cheryl Rogers, crogers1.weebly.com
Mrs. Jayna Sobecki, jaynasobecki.weebly.com
Mrs. Donna Warren, dwarren.weebly.com
Mrs. Lesa Bueche, lbueche.weebly.com
Mrs. Renee Newland, rnewland.weebly.com
Mrs. Angela Vega, mrsvega.weebly.com
Mrs. Amy Pike, amypike.weebly.com
Philip Staulter, mrstaulter.weebly.com
Mrs. Cathy Prestly, cprestly.weebly.com
Mrs. Julie Allen, mrsallenclass.weebly.com
Mrs. Tracy Allison, tlallison.weebly.com
Mrs. Gustafson, mrskgustafson.weebly.com
Mrs. Joan Potter, jpotter1.weebly.com
Sarah Mason. mrsmasoncassopolis.weebly.com
Mrs. Nan Schuur, nmschuur.weebly.com
Mrs. Jessica Mark, jessmark.weebly.com
Mrs. Rachele Ward, mrsward.weebly.com
Mr. Eric Burns, burnscassopolis.weebly.com
Mrs. Cristy Ernst, mrsernst.weebly.com
Mrs. Cheryl Graham, cgraham12.weebly.com
Mrs. Shelli Burks, http://sacps.weebly.com
Adam Noaeil, http://cassbandandchoir.weebly.com/
Mrs. Jean Porath
Mr. Dan Purlee, http://dpurlee.weebly.com/
Mrs. Aryn Carlisle, acarlisle.weebly.com
Mrs. Lindsay Gorham, lgorham.weebly.com
Mrs. Deb Stermer, debstermer.weebly.com
Mrs. Judith (Maria) Jones, mariajones.weebly.com
Mrs. Denise Gendron, dgendron.weebly.com