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O.A. Thorp Scholastic Academy Principal’s Report

Efren D. Toledo – Principal Date: September 27, 2012

CIWP Priority Terms/Definitions

P-1: Implementation of CCSS - Reading P-2: Implementation of CCSS - Math P-3: Implementation of CCSS - Writing P-4: Implementation and Review of vertically aligned Science curriculum based on Illinois State Standards. P-5: The integration of technology throughout the traditional school curriculum.

Principal Competencies Terms/Definitions

C-1: Develop and Articulate a Belief System Through Voice and Action C-2: Engage and Develop Faculty C-3: Assess the Quality of Classroom Instruction C-4: Facilitate/Motivate Change C-5: Balance Management Agenda Items

Review of Student Attendance:

P1 X P2 X P3 P4 P5 C1 C2 C3 X


In school suspensions : 1 Out of School Suspensions : 0 X X X X X X X X X

Staff Professional Development Initial 5 Days 8/27-31/2012: (Agenda Attached)

-The Instructional Core: Student, Teacher, Content -What Year are we Teaching For? – Introducing Innovation in the Classroom -REACH Evaluation Framework -CPS Policies -RTI, LRE and Special Education -PBIS: Expected Student Behavior -Learning New Skills: Putting the teachers in the roles of a learner. -NWEA MAP Assessment -Curriculum Design and Planning -Technology Tools: Twitter Feeds, Thorp Website, Gmail and more.

Grade Level Team Meetings: 9/25 & 9/26 (Agenda Attached)

C4 X C5 X X X

Agenda Items

-Met with whole faculty in small groups -Reviewed REACH Performance Tasks, Dibels, MAP and TRC tests

-Due Dates for Curriculum Planning -Expectations for Classroom Observations -Listened to Teacher Concerns: Middle School Washrooms, Teacher Parking Lot -Review Website Posting: Announced Technology Thursdays -Introduced “What Great Teachers do Differently” Our Book Club Book for the first semester.

Principal Professional Development

-Completed all five sections of the REACH Framework for teacher Evaluation and Observation (over 70 hours of study) -O’Hare Network Meeting to review Goals and go over CIWP -Review of Science Curriculum, introducing a new Science Textbook across the grade levels. National Geographic K-5 and Herff Jones: “It’s about Time” Inquiry Based Science 6-8 -Executive Management Workshop scheduled for November.

MClass Training for Dibels and TRC Provided school with 10 IPads (August 23 rd & 30 th ) Redesign of the Master Schedule Maintained Open Lines of Communication with Teachers and Parents during Strike Implemented Computerized Lunch Program Providing Teachers with 15 extra instructional minutes per day.

Purchased and set up 62 Refurbished Laptops for Classroom Centers for Grades 6, 7, and 8

P1 X X X X X X P2 P3 P4 P5 C1 C2 C3 C4 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X C5 X X X X X X

Agenda Items

Herf Jones Designated Thorp a Model School for their new Textbook Series in Science. (Savings of over $30,000) Model School for Achieve 3000 and Compass Learning MAP Correlation Program for Instructional Individualization (Savings of over $10,000) Open House attendance: Grade 1-4 over 400 people in attendance. Changed days and hours to accommodate parents.

P1 X P2 X P3 X P4 X P5 C1 C2 C3 X X X X C4 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X C5 X X X