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 Bell Ringer
What does school culture
mean to you?
Discuss this with your
What Is The Culture of School
 The key to successful performance is the heart and
spirit infused into relationships among people, their
efforts to serve all students, and a shared sense of
responsibility for learning. Without heart and spirit
nourished by cultural ways, schools become learning
factories devoid of soul and passion. (Peterson and Deal, The
Shaping School Culture Fieldbook)
Core Values and Mission
 Crescent Elementary believes that all students must be exposed to a rigorous curriculum
through the provision of high expectations.
 We believe that a well-rounded citizen will be developed through the partnership of
home, community, and school.
 The staff believes that all students have a capacity for leadership and deserve a safe,
nurturing environment where that ability can be developed.
Crescent Elementary, educating tomorrow’s leaders
Data Driven Instruction
Data drives what teachers do in the classroom.
WESTEST2 Data is analyzed in August with an emphasis on weak CSOs and students
falling in the Partial Mastery and Novice range.
Skills groups are set up with the interventionist to reteach the CSOs.
After the first Acuity Benchmark another CSO analysis is done , classroom teachers
develop reteach lessons, skills groups are realigned, and test talks are completed with the
Students also develop goals for the following benchmark. This is repeated after the second
Teachers also use data from LEXIA, Think Through Math, and WV Writes, and STARS to
guide lessons, interventions, and skills groups.
Kindergarten students are given screeners for letter naming and initial sound fluency as
well as information from Mimo Headsprout.
First and Second graders are given STARS, Quick Phonics Screener, as well as information
from LEXIA.
K-2 students get the benefit of Literature Groups and for those who need it an
intervention group.
High Expectations
The Crescent Elementary Staff believes
that all students can achieve.
Students are supported through
differentiated instruction, allowing for
acceleration and remediation.
• Title I teachers work with classroom
teachers to develop intervention groups.
• Part time interventionist targets 3-5
students who have skill deficits.
• After school programs are available for
additional instruction.
• Computer programs target individual skill
levels and advance students who need
acceleration and reteach
• AR Program allows for reading practice at
students instructional levels.
Parent Involvement
Parent Volunteers
Field Day
“Grapefull of Greetings”
“A Taste of Crescent”
Bucket Fillers
Have You Filled A
Bucket Today, Carol
This is our way of modeling appropriate behavior. Each
morning there is a “Bucket Filling” thought of the day.
Students are reminded to be “Bucket Fillers” in all
aspects of the school day.
Community Involvement
Cross Point Community Church
**Bags of Love
**Teacher Wish List
Read Aloud
**Community Members Read to Classes
Chipmunk Chatter
**Local College Student works with Fifth
Graders to publish school newspaper.
Community Members Support Archery in
The Schools Program.
Community Outreach
 Students are taught the
importance of contributing
to their community.
 Our children have
participated in raising funds
for the Bowyers Hospice
 Our school lost our guidance
counselor to lung cancer. The
school family organized a
food drive to serve the
families who had loved ones
in hospice.
 This reinforced the need to
be giving community
Students are encouraged to set
goals. When goals are met
celebrations occur.
*Star Students
*Six Week Incentives
*Pie in Principal’s Face
*Kiss A Pig
We believe that students who learn
to set personal goals and learn to
evaluate them become successful
*Students set personal goals several times
during the year and then check goals to see
how they are progressing.
*Students who are experiencing difficulty
with behavior benefit from a behavior reteach
session in which personal behavior goals are