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Franklin Elementary will be having a book fair at school from December 19th until the 23rd. Click on the link below for more information!
We will be holding a canned food drive at Franklin Elementary to benefit the Salvation Army. Please send in canned goods with your child. Each homeroom will be competing against each other to see who can bring in the most. Let's make a difference!
Franklin Goals for 2016-2017
Maintain 95% attendance
Lower the percentage of students who are reading, writing and doing math below grade level
- providing individual and class incentives
- contacting parents of high absentees
- discussing students at SIT and team meetings with 85% or lower attendance
- placing an emphasis on K-1 students
- conducting home visits by administration and support staff
- AIS for students who scored a high 1 or low 2 on NYS Assessments
- Tier 1 interventions using Blended Learning
- STAR assessments for progress monitoring and interventions
- ANet assessments for quarterly benchmarks and re-teaching
- Running Records used to create action plans and next steps
- Departmentalization in grades 2-5
- Leveled writing groups based on writing groups and rubrics
- Increase writing in all areas using DINs and Summaries
- RAPPERS as a school wide teaching strategy to increase students ability to answer short and extended response questions completely
- Homework protocol aligned to the needs of our students
- Compare and Contrast as a school wide teaching strategy to improve Higher order thinking skills
Support teachers on a professional level to improve instruction for the outcome of student success
- Job embedded TLT utilized for professional development
- Utilization of ELA and math coaches as well as MCL’s to support teachers in the classroom
- ILT will lead teachers through Data Driven Instruction model
- Administrative led team meetings
- Departmentalization in grades 2-5 to offer deeper understanding of content
Support the social and emotional development of students
- Utilization of Restorative Practices
- Increase the use of developmentally appropriate interventions
School supply lists for the 2016-2017 school year can be found on the right of the Franklin homepage under downloads!
Literacy Corps Helps SCSD Students Improve Reading, Writing Skills:
“Don’t be shy… just sound it out!”
Elizabeth Salter is a freshman English major at Syracuse University. Three days a week, she works at Franklin Elementary to help third and fourth grade students develop their reading and writing skills.
At Franklin, Elizabeth and three other tutors rotate through first through fifth grade classrooms, depending on their availability and where the school has the highest need.
“They start to depend on ...
SCSD Schools Begin Transition to Opportunity Culture Model:
As part of a Districtwide strategy to provide more time for teacher collaboration, a focus on excellent teaching and an overall positive change in school culture, SCSD schools are transitioning to an Opportunity Culture staffing solution.
In its second year at Bellevue, Clary, Grant and Seymour and its first year at Franklin, Huntington, Lincoln and Meachem, the model will begin in 2016-2017 at Danforth, Dr. King, Frazer, Henninger, HW Smith, Nottingham, Van Duyn and Westside Academy ...
Students Gain Perspective through Interfaith Works Dialogue Exchange Program:
Students at SCSD high schools spend five days each school year sharing ideas and engaging in discussions with students from suburban schools, thanks to the Interfaith Works of CNY Dialogue Exchange program.
Each school selects 5 student facilitators and 15 students to take part in the Dialogue Exchange. High school students meet for five sessions with groups of students from Baldwinsville, Central Square, F-M, Skaneateles and Westhill—switching between their home school and the ...
Student Work on Display in Destiny USA Great Snowman Convention:
Students from 15 SCSD schools created artwork that was on display at Destiny USA in February as part of the 11th annual Great Snowman Convention.
This year’s focus was on the environment, with a task of creating snowmen in various forms. SCSD students were innovative in making their works of art, with Frazer technology students creating an electrified snowman made of sticks, LeMoyne students showing the structure of snowflakes on a tri-fold display, Franklin students creating ...
Students Begin to Direct Their Own Education with Blended Learning:
In Jenniffer Benedetto’s Cultural Voices class at the Johnson Center, one day begins with an interactive Kahoot lesson quiz. Students then watch a series of short videos, interspersed with discussion, and then break out to alternate between group work and independent assignments. This is blended learning at work at Johnson Center.
At Franklin Elementary, one group of students sits quietly at their desks, filling out an independent writing prompt. Another group sits at computers, ...
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