MCE Board of Education Report

A monthly update of important news & events.

May 4, 2016

Mrs. Jeania Burton, Principal

Mr. Chris Parker, Assistant Principal

New Assistant Principal - Jenny Krattli

We are excited for Jenny Krattli to join the staff of MCE! She visited our building the morning of May 4th and plans to return another day before school is out. She said she didn't realize how many hugs she would be receiving on a daily basis!

Teacher Appreciation Week

We have spent this week celebrating all the great teachers in our building. Our PTO has brought in small tokens of appreciation each day and provided lunch on Thursday. Our teachers will enjoy chair massages on Tuesday as a token of my appreciation of their dedication to our students this year.

NEMSTA Spring Banquet

Our NEMSTA Spring Banquet will be held on Thursday, May 12th. I will not be attending the May Board of Education Meeting, so I may attend the banquet and accept the NEMSTA Administrator of the Year Award, and the 2015-16 State MSTA Media Award for my literacy website. Our Montgomery County R-II CTA will be awarded the State MSTA Media award for our school website. We will also excited to recognize Mr. and Mrs. Gant, volunteers at MCE, with the Friends of Education Award, along with our other award winners from the district:

Mrs. Kate Healy, Middle School Educator of the Year, NE Region

Ms. Cora Randolph, Associate Member of the Year, NE Region

Mrs. Maria Stille, Friend of Education, Board Member , NE Region

Montgomery City Kiwanis, Friend of Education, Organization or Business, NE Region

End of Year Plans

Our PTO is funding end of year field trips for each grade level.

Kindergarten visited Prairie Fork Conservation Area in Williamsburg

First Grade visited Rock Bridge State Park in Columbia, MO

Second Grade visited Purina Farms

Third Grade visited the St. Louis Science Center

Fourth Grade attended the Missouri Conservation Dept. sponsored Field Day at Prairie Fork Conservation Area, and they are taking their regular field trip to Jefferson City on May 11th.

Fifth Grade is attending the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM EXPO on Friday, May 13th. We are excited that 27 of our students have been chosen through a lottery pick, to go up for a ride in an aircraft. We have had parents sign and return all waivers and permission slips for this experience. We are very excited for our students!

Our final week of school is going to be very busy!

Tuesday, May 17th - Field Day & 5th grade recognition night at 6pm.

Wednesday, May 18th - PBIS Skating Party, Math Facts Water celebration & 4th grade Wax Museum

Thursday, May 19th - May Awards Assembly & Talent Show at 2pm

Our MCE data:

NEE evaluations: As professional development plans are finished, I have been meeting with teachers to complete their summative evaluations.
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MAP Testing & End of Year Benchmarks

Our 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students will have completed MAP testing by the end of this week. Testing went smoothly, and most students appeared confident and relaxed throughout the experience. We are planning a celebration at Wabash Park for our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students who gave their best effort and had a positive attitude throughout MAP testing.

End of year benchmarks are currently being administered in grade K-5. They will be completed by Friday, May 13th. This includes independent reading level assessments, Literacy By Design end of year benchmarks, and MyMath end of year benchmarks. Fifth grade also gave an end of year science benchmark this year.

MCE Literacy By Design & MyMath data

Our grade level teams met for our final PLC meeting on Wednesday, May 4th. We reviewed each grade levels' progress toward the goals they set at the beginning of the year in reading with LBD, and with MyMath. We identified factors that contributed to student growth, and discussed how we plan to have these in place at the beginning of the year so we can hit the ground running. Some of those factors include: implementing Kagan Cooperative Learning and Whole Brain Teaching strategies beginning day 1, grades 3-5 will have study guides for the students to follow as they progress through the themes & chapters, and we will continue to implement flexible grouping to ensure each child's needs are being addressed.

Montgomery City Elementary

Together we will guide, encourage and challenge our students to become life long learners.