Message from the Principal
Message from the Principal
Dear Parents or Guardians,
The faculty and staff welcome you to Magnolia Trace Elementary School for the 2022-2023 school year. We look forward to a year of learning, academic development and social growth through the implementation of exceptional educational experiences in a healthy and safe learning environment for our students. We also look forward to a year of exciting opportunities for students as we implement our school-wide theme, Movin' On Up at MTE!
It is our belief that students, parents, and the school all share the responsibility for the educational
development, health and safety of a student. Parental involvement throughout the year is a vital component in the success of students. We encourage you to communicate with the teachers and the administrative team at Magnolia Trace Elementary through email, phone calls, JPAMS Student Progress Center, and your child’s Google Classroom. Your ideas and suggestions can make meaningful contributions and improvements to the overall school climate and educational experiences afforded to all students.
Magnolia Trace Elementary has proven very successful for our students. We continue to grow, develop and enrich our academic programs and school activities each year. Magnolia Trace is fortunate to have an outstanding and enthusiastic faculty and staff. Everyone is ready and prepared to make Magnolia Trace Elementary continue to stand out proudly among the best schools in St. Tammany Parish. We will need your help this year, and I look forward to working with you and your child. The Student and Parent Guide is designed to provide information about school policies, PBIS program, rules, and procedures for helping maintain a secure, safe, healthy, and caring school environment where all students have the opportunity to learn and grow. Please take time to read over the guide carefully and feel free to review any parts which you feel would be beneficial to your child with him or her. If you have questions about this guide or other school issues during the school year, please don't hesitate to call or email me. We strive to maintain open and productive communication with parents and welcome your comments, questions, and involvement.
Magnolia Trace Elementary School
We believe that:
- All members of the school community should continually develop their role in student success as partners in education.
- A school should be an environment where everyone is encouraged to practice leadership daily.
- A school should be a safe haven that encourages everyone to embrace challenges and opportunities.
- Everyone deserves learning experiences based on their specific needs and learning styles.
- Everyone should be empowered to be a problem solver.
- Everyone can develop healthy habits and mindsets.
- Everyone should be prepared to deliver and receive effective instruction utilizing a rigorous curriculum.
- Everyone should utilize technology to support and enhance learning and school operations.
School Advancement Plan
- Comprehensive Needs Assessment
- School Wide Goals for Academics
- School Wide Goals for Diverse Learners
- Parent and Family Engagement Activities
- Professional Development
- Follow Up and Support
- Budgets Used to Support SAP
Comprehensive Needs Assessment
In the year 20-21 students reading at benchmark or above increased significantly from the beginning of the year Dibels 8th Edition assessments to the end of the year assessments. The number of Third grade students scoring proficient increased by 10%, and the number of Second grade students scoring proficient increased by 17% on the Dibels 8th Edition assessments.
Based on the Spring 2021 LEAP 2025 assessment data, 64% of Third grade math students scored Strong (mastery or advanced) in the reporting categories of Additional and Supporting Content and Modeling and Application.
Based on the Spring 2021 LEAP 2025 assessment data, 70% of Third grade ELA students scored Strong (mastery or advanced) in the reporting categories of Reading Literary Text.
According to the Math District Readiness Assessment, 84% of all Second graders scored proficient in the area of numbers and operations in base 10.
The total number of discipline referrals decreased from 99 in the year 2018-2019 to 17 in 2020-2021.
Based on our 3rd grade Spring Math LEAP 2025 scores 46% of our third graders were below proficient (Moderate or Weak) in the area of expressing mathematical reasoning.
Based on our 3rd grade Spring ELA LEAP 2025 scores 54% of our third graders were below proficient (Moderate or Weak) in the area of written expression.
According to our Spring 2021 Leap 2025 scores 41% of our third graders scored proficient (Strong) in Science.
100% of our EL students scored progressing on the Spring ELPT (2 out of 2 students)
School Wide Goals for Academics
From Spring 2021 to Spring 2024, the percentage of 3rd grade students achieving Strong (Mastery or Above) on the LEAP 2025 in the category of Written Expression will increase by 15%.
From Spring 2021 to Spring 2024, the percentage of 3rd Grade students achieving Strong (Mastery or Above) on the LEAP 2025 in the reporting category of Expressing Mathematical Reasoning (Type II tasks) will increase by 5%.
From Spring 2021 to Spring 2024, the percentage of Third Grade students achieving Strong (Mastery or Above) on the LEAP 2025 in Science will increase by 2%.
School Wide Goals for Diverse Learners
Goal #1 (Discipline):
From Spring 2021 to Spring 2024, the percentage of students receiving discipline referrals will decrease by .1 % each year.
Goal #2 (Students With Exceptionalities- SWE):
From Spring 2021 to Spring 2024, SPS for the SWE student group will increase in all subjects.
Goal #3 (English Learners):
From Spring 2021 to Spring 2024, all EL students will progress at least one level in each domain (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing), each year on the ELPT assessment until reaching the proficiency level of English according to the state of Louisiana.
Parent and Family Engagement Activities
· PTA meetings periodically throughout the year
· LEAP Parent Information Night
· LDOE Parent Support Information linked to webpage
· Parent Math/ STEM Night
· School wide Science Assembly –Science Wizard
· Terrific Kids, parent invitation to join, celebrated and recognized students for outstanding behavior. Proactive approach to discipline.
· “Counselor’s Corner” published in monthly newsletter
· Open House – Specific times for SWE/Gifted teachers
· Additional EL resources to supplement at home learning
· Home letters, including DIBELS results, field trips, school information sent home in native language
· Administration meets monthly with the PTA Executive and PTA General Board to discuss different portions of the SAP with open feedback opportunities (monthly)
· PTA Facebook Page
· Monthly PLC’s
· Year long book study: “The Leader in Me”
· Third grade team, admin participation in Science of Reading
· On campus EL training provided by district
· District provided CKLA, Heggerty, Handwriting without Tears
· Seven Habits/Light House (2022-2023)
· Restorative Practices and Crisis Management
Follow Up and Support
· Bimonthly Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) meetings
· Behavior Coach-Social Emotional Google Classroom and Classroom Management Plan
· Incorporated committee meeting times
· Grade level meetings bimonthly
· PLC for follow up and support
· EL tutor on campus to support the needs of our diverse learners
· Certified tutors working with students to implement Project Read and Math Equip interventions
· Small group counseling groups
· All classrooms equipped with Calming Corners, Calming boxes
· Monthly SWE meetings