We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report
(AER) which provides key information on the 2015-2016 educational progress for
the Soo Township School. The AER addresses the complex reporting
information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report
contains information about student assessment, accountability and teacher
quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Mrs.
Diane M. Chevillot, principal, for assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically by
visiting the following web site:
You may also review a copy in the main office at
your child’s school.
A Focus school is one that has a large achievement gap between
the highest and lowest 30% of students at the school. A Priority school is one whose achievement and
growth is in the lowest 5% of schools in the state. A Reward school is one that has achieved one
or more of the following: Top 5% of
schools in the Top-to Bottom School Rankings, top 5% of schools making the
greatest gains in achievement scores, or “Beating the Odds” by outperforming
predicted ranking or those of similar schools.
Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases, no labels were given. For the
2016-2017 school year, no new Priority or Focus schools were named; some Priority
or Focus schools did exit their status because they met the requirements. New Reward schools were identified using
school rankings and Beating the Odds information.
Our school has not been given one of these labels.
Soo Township School has implemented many educational strategies
aimed at closing the achievement gap between our highest and lowest achieving
students. Some of these strategies are: Reading Recovery,
intervention specialist, upper and lower elementary interventionist paraprofessionals,
and NWEA Map testing. It is our goal to close the achievement gap between
our highest and lowest performing students while continuing to raise the
performance level of all of our students.
Soo Township School has been serving the Sault Ste. Marie
community since 1958. The school's attendance area has been established
by the administration of the Sault Area Public Schools. The school
district has adopted the national core curriculum. The curriculum may be
viewed electronically by visiting the following website:
Paper copies can be obtained by contacting the Soo Township
School office. Soo Township School maintains an active school improvement
plan. Parent involvement on our school improvement team is welcomed and
encouraged. Interested parents should contact Mrs. Diane M. Chevillot,
Principal, in the school office. Soo Township School enjoys a high parent
participation rate in various school events including parent-teacher
We look forward to working with our students and their families
this school year. The success of our students is dependent upon the
cooperation and commitment of our staff, families and community. If you
would like to play a larger role in this partnership, please contact me
directly: 906-635-6631 or firstname.lastname@example.org I would be glad to
answer any questions that you may have or to hear your suggestions.