Lewis & Clark Elementary Info.

Lewis and Clark Elementary School

600 14TH ST NW

MANDAN, ND 58554

(701) 751-6505

Mrs. Amanda Meier, Principal

Title I

2 months ago


Title I Lewis and Clark Elementary School-Parent Compact

 

Each school receiving funds under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) must develop a written school-parent compact jointly with parents for all children participating in Title I activities, services, and programs. That compact is part of the school’s written parental involvement policy developed by the school and parents. The compact must outline how parents, the school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the State’s high standards.

 

School-Parent Compact

 

Lewis and Clark Elementary School and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I agree that this compact outlines how they will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards.

This school-parent compact is in effect during the 2021-2022 school year.

 

REQUIRED SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT PROVISIONS

 

School Responsibilities

Lewis and Clark Elementary School will:

 

1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards as follows:

 

Lewis and Clark Elementary Title I program will use a Leveled Literacy Intervention system to meet the indidividual needs of students.

 

2. Hold parent-teacher conferences (at least annually in elementary schools) during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement. Specifically, these conferences will be held:

 

Parent-teacher conferences will be held in the fall and spring of each year. Parents have the opportunity to choose daytime or evening hours to attend. They have the option to view the completed Compact and Parental Involvement Policies via mail.

 

3. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress. Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:

 

Assessment results will be furnished to parents shortly after the assessing period. These times will be at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year. Information will be shared on a child’s progress during parent-teacher conferences.

4. Provide parents reasonable access to staff. Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows:

 

The staff is available before and after school and other times as deemed necessary by a staff member or parent/guardian. Parents/guardians are provided a school phone number in order to contact a staff member.

 

5. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities, as follows:

 

Parents have an open invitation to visit or observe in their child’s classroom and in the Title 1 room. Telephone calls are also welcomed during the teacher’s available time.

 

Parent Responsibilities

We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:

 Monitoring attendance.

 Making sure that homework is completed.

 Monitoring amount of television my child watches.

 Volunteering in my child’s classroom if and when possible.

 Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my children’s education.

 Promoting positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.

 Staying informed about my child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school or the school district either received by my child or by mail and responding, as appropriate.




Fall 2021 Meeting Agenda


Hello Parents and/or Guardians,

 

            We will be holding a Title I informational meeting at our STEM night on October 14th at 5:30.

 

 

1.     Overview of the Schoolwide Title program

·      What is Schoolwide Title I?

·      North Dakota Schoolwide Programs provide services that enable all children in their buildings to meet high standards. Schoolwide programs are implemented after one year of planning. A schoolwide program uses its Title allocation to upgrade the entire educational program of the school in order to raise academic achievement for ALL students at the school. A schoolwide program is built upon schoolwide reform strategies rather than separate, add-on services.

·      An eligible Title I school with less than 40% poverty rate may operate a schoolwide program if the school receives a waiver from the NDDPI. A school receiving a waiver must take into account how a schoolwide program will best serve the needs of the students to improve academic achievement and other factors.

 

2.     Interventions

·      How we evaluate your child’s progress.

·      LLI

·      Moving with math

3.     Questions and comments


Highly Qualified Staff for Lewis and Clark Elementary 2021-2022

Hiring high quality teachers is a priority at our school.  Through federal law, you have the right to information about the professional qualifications of teachers and paraprofessionals at our school.  We wish to share that with you.

To be “highly qualified” teachers must:

1.     have a state teaching certificate or license

2.     have a bachelor’s degree, AND

3.     for “new”

·       elementary teachers, pass a rigorous test

·       middle/senior high teachers, pass a rigorous test or have a major/coursework

·       for “not new” teachers, pass a rigorous test:  major/coursework, or state evaluation

Below is a table that lists each teacher at our school:

Teacher

Grade Level or Subject

Bachelor’s Degree Major and/or Minor

Graduate Degree and Field of Study

Yrs. Of Exp.

Meets State Qualifications and Licensing?

Meier, Amanda

Principal

BS Elem Ed

Master of Education

13

Yes

Aamot, Patty

Performance Strategist

BS Elem. Ed; Reading Certificate

15

Yes

Bergmann, Anna

ECSE

BS Elem. Ed

MA-Early Childhood Special Education 

 

18

Yes

Brahos, Jennifer

K

BS Elem. Ed., Minor: Early Childhood

21

Yes

Kautzmann, Amy-Dolan

K

BS Elem. Ed., Major Early Childhood

 

29

Yes

Russel, Kari

K

BS Elem. Ed., Major Early Childhood

 

14

Yes

Wald, Sherry

K

BS Early Childhood Ed

MS-Early Childhood

 7

Yes

Mack, Shaylynn

K

BS Elem.Ed, Early Childhood Ed Curriculum and Instruction

 

 4

Yes

Berg, Pamela

1

BS Elem. Ed., Early Childhood

38

Yes

Weigel, Megan

2

BS Elem. Ed/ Reading and Math

11

Yes

Hagens, Heather

2

BS Elem Ed., Minor Early Childhood & Reading

MS – Education & Reading

 

19

Yes

Stockert, Julie

2

BS Elem. Ed.

29

Yes

Huck, Boriana

3

BS Elem. Ed.

MS-Cur & Inst Ed. & Biology

 

18

Yes

Kocourek, Amber

3

BS Elem. Ed.

Reading Credential

MS-Special Education

 

15

Yes

Stockwell, Sara

3

BS Elem. Ed, Special Education P-12

MS-Ed Leadership

 7

Yes

Knodel, Stacey

4

BS Elem. Ed. 

 

 4

Yes

Scott, Zachary

4

BS Elem. Ed & Special Ed

MS Curriculum and Instruction

 

 5

Yes

Miller, Jennifer

4

BA Elem. Ed.

MS Elem. Ed.

13

Yes

Severson, Christina

5

BS Elem Ed, Minor Psychology

 

10

Yes

Riopelle, Bonnie

5

BS Elem. Ed./Math

33

Yes

Horner, Sarah

5

BS Ed.

 7

Yes

VanBeek, Pam

Counselor

BS Elem Ed. BA Criminal Justice

MS School Counseling

 

17

Yes

Hatzenbuhler, Kelsi

Counselor

BS Psychology, Minor Philosphy

Graduate Degree in Counseling

 1

Yes

Beckler, Ben

Physical Education

BS K-12 Phy. Ed/Health, Minor: Social Sciences

 

            

20

Yes

Mosbrucker, Renae

Music

BS Elem. Ed. & Music

18

Yes

Dockter, Kimberly

Library

BS Elem. Ed. With Kindergarten Endorsement

Majors: Home Eco & Mass Communications

Minors: Child Dev.& Library Science

12

Yes

Brianna Keller

Speech Pathology

BS Speech Language Hearing Sciences

MS Communication Disorders

 6

Yes

Crockford, Desiree

Speech Pathology

BS Communication Disorders

MS Speech Language Pathology

 8

Yes

Seiler, Melissa

Title I Specialist

BS Elem. Ed., BS Child Development and Family Science, Reading and Math Credential

BS-Education

 9

Yes

Erickson, Angela

Title I Specialist

BS Elem. Ed, Reading and Math Credential

Yes

Geiger, Rebecca

Learning Disabilities

BS Elem. Ed., BS in Special Education

BS – Education

    1

Yes

Beiswenger, Kylie

Emotionally Disturbed

BS Early Childhood and Special Ed and Elementary

MS-Special Ed Strategist

 

 5

Yes

 

If these state qualifications have not been met, we will be working with staff to complete them in a timely manner.  This may require teacher testing or additional college courses.

 

If, at any time during the school year your child is taught by a teacher for four or more consecutive weeks (such as a long-term substitute teacher) who is not “highly qualified”, you will receive timely notice from our school.

 

There are also new state qualifications for paraprofessionals serving Title I schools.  Paraprofessionals or instructional teacher aides assist classroom teachers, Title I teachers and special education teachers.  They must have the equivalent of a two-year college degree or pass a state minimum qualifications test.  Again, we will be working with individuals who do not meet the state requirements.

 

Name                                                                               Position

Knudson, Jodi

Administrative Assistant

Leingang, Elizabeth

Secretary

Varriano, Dino

Head Custodian

Runnels, Mark

Custodian

Paul Marzolf

Custodian

Wetzel, Candace

Librarian Assistant

Johnson, Janean

Certified Paraprofessional

Nelson, Gloria

Certified Paraprofessional

Bauer, Lois

Classroom Paraprofessional 

Bitz, Tracey

Classroom Paraprofessional 

Klemisch, Deb

Classroom Paraprofessional

Zachmeier, Lynn

Classroom Paraprofessional

Younker, Jaime

Certified Paraprofessional

Miller, Robert

Certified Paraprofessional

Murschel, Mikayla

Certified Paraprofessional

Schmidt, Kelsie

Certified Paraprofessional

Davis, Alicia

ECSE Paraprofessional

McElvaney, Emily

ECSE Paraprofessional

Coyle, Joann

Classroom Paraprofessional

Toepke, Kimberly

Classroom Paraprofessional

Bohl, McKenzie

Classroom Paraprofessional

Moszer, Amy

Classroom Paraprofessional

Ricker, Christy

Head Cook

Cara Schwindt

Lunch Worker

Christina Brydl

Lunch Worker

Johnson, Lacey

ED Paraprofessional

Davis, Cody

ED Paraprofessional