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Annual Education Report 2015-2016


April 4, 2017

Dear Parents and Community Members:

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:

www.saultschools.org/Soo

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:  http://www.eupisd.com.

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 conferences:

Fall:  96%            Spring:  95%

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 dianec@eupschools.org  I would be glad to answer any questions that you may have or to hear your suggestions.

Sincerely,

Diane M.. Chevillot, Principal


Diane Chevillot
dianec@eupschools.org
(906)635-6631