WBWF Overview

 

Objective

The Centennial School District will increase the proficiency of all targeted subgroups on our State tests while utilizing NWEA MAP assessment data as a second point of reference for college readiness. Consistent with this goal, continuous improvement efforts will continue to pay close attention to the academic growth of our individual students and to provide supports and services as needed. It is also a goal to ensure all students have the knowledge and skills needed to provide choices for each of these students upon graduation. If that choice includes post-secondary education, the district wants to ensure they are adequately prepared without need for remedial coursework. In alignment with these district goals, each school site has achievement goals targeting the unique needs of its learners. At each site, Centennial teachers have classroom goals aligned to their overall building goal, thus ensuring district alignment throughout.

 

Assessing and Evaluating Student Progress

Centennial Schools utilizes MCA, ACT, NWEA MAP, and benchmark data to monitor student progress for mathematics and reading. This data is utilized at the individual student level when determining needs for instructional support and/or advanced course work. At the classroom level the data is used to monitor progress towards building goals and identify common areas of strengths and needs of instruction. At the building and district level, the data is utilized by the Professional Development Committee, Teaching and Learning, principals and directors of the district to determine prioritization of needs. Once students reach the secondary level, all students have a Naviance account wherein each student has an individual learning plan where they can plan and monitor progress towards graduation and their post-secondary goals. Naviance provides a common venue for collaboration and communication among school personal, students, and families.

 

Effectiveness of Instruction

The Centennial School District works with schools, teachers, and administrators to conduct a continuous improvement model for curriculum and instructional review. This work, facilitated by the Department of Teaching and Learning, results in a yearlong study of curriculum and instructional practices with department and grade level teachers. Recommended changes resulting from this study are presented to the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning for consideration and possible adoption. As a part of this process, teams looks at student data at both an individual and aggregate level to determine patterns and decipher if current curriculum has gaps that need to be rectified. The Department of Teaching and Learning disaggregates student performance data from multiple assessments to inform curriculum review efforts, including program design, instructional material needs, instructional practices, and intervention needs. The Department also works through the Professional Development Committee, professional learning communities, and building principals to identify corresponding professional development, resources and best practices to address identified needs. Centennial Schools has a longstanding practice of teachers working in Professional Learning Communities where staffs are provided the opportunity to collaborate around their individual goals that are aligned with the building and district goals. Through the PLC teams, the district provides targeted professional development and offers teams the opportunity to request additional professional development specific to identified needs. Through the Professional Learning Communities, Centennial Staff are able to monitor and evaluate instruction and adjust the curriculum to ensure all students are receiving high quality, rigorous course work. Through the Professional Learning Communities, the School District is able to provide ongoing support to the staff. Centennial Schools is committed to Connecting, Achieving, and Preparing all students to become productive, life-long citizens in tomorrow’s workforce.

  

Systems Accountability Committee

The district advisory committee fulfills public stakeholder input and advisement for a number of legislative requirements including the WBWF District Team Advisory, Assessments Advisory, Gifted Programming Advisory, Staff Development Advisory, and ADSIS Oversight Committee. In these roles, the committee receives reports and communications regarding district programs and services, provides feedback and support for new and expanded initiatives, and recommends to the school board academic standards, student achievement goals and measures, and district assessments. The advisory also makes recommendations about the means to improve students’ equitable access to effective and more diverse teachers. 

LOCATION & ROLE

NAME

TERM DATE

Student

Shae Erlandson

2017

Blue Heron Staff

Dave Benson

2019

Golden Lake Elementary Staff

Jen Wenzel

2019

Early Childhood Staff

Megan Larson

2019

Senior High Principal

Tom Breuning

2019

Rice Lake Elementary Staff

Carolyn Ruhnow

2019

School Board Member

Kathy Timm

2019

Middle School Staff

Joe Sauer

2019

Centerville Elementary Staff

Carrie Leisch

2019

CALC/Pines Staff

Jill Doherty

2019

Senior High Staff

Nicole Walker

2019

Elementary Principal

Kathy Kaiser

2017

Rice Lake Elementary Parent

Kelly Ascheman

2017

Centennial Elementary Staff

Robyn Hendrickson

2017

Centennial Elementary Parent

David Muscoplat

2017

Community At-Large

Amy Minear

2017

Community-At-Large

Ann Summerfield

2017

School Board Alternate

Ray Culp

2018

Community At-Large

Kimberly Jansa

2018

Middle School Principal

Bob Stevens

2018

Early Childhood Parent

Amanda Baumann

2018

Blue Heron Parent

Sue Linser

2018

Middle School Parent

Stephanie Carlson

2018

Community At-Large

Debbie Rogan

2018

 

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