Dear Parents and Families of Manor Hill,
We will be giving our MAP (Measure of Annual Progress) testing during the last week of April and the first week of May. Classroom teachers will let you know the specific days your child will be tested. Many of our school improvement goals are connected to the MAP testing, so we are very anxious to begin the testing and to see how our students did. Friday, May 24th, will be a school improvement day. Students will be attending in the AM only. We have scheduled the Field Day for that morning, and students will be dismissed at 11:40. In the afternoon the staff will be reviewing our results from the MAP testing, and attending a school safety training presented by the Lombard Police Department.
Thursday, May 2nd, will be our annual Open House. The Spring Book Fair will be open at 6:00 PM, and the PTA general meeting will begin at 6:15. The Open House will begin at 6:30. Please mark your calendars and plan on attending this important night.
I am excited to share with you that School District #44 has created a new staff position for instructional technology. This position will help students and teachers use technology to increase student learning. At this time, we do not know who will be filling that role at Manor Hill. It will be an exciting addition to the school!
Have a great Spring!
Manor Hill Principal
Manor Hill School
School Improvement Goals 2012/2013
Mission: The mission of Manor Hill School is to guide the development of the whole child through cooperative work of the staff, students, and parents in a quality learning environment.
1.Manor Hill School is a safe, caring, and nurturing community where all students are accepted for who they are, and individual differences are appreciated.
2.Manor Hill School is committed to meeting the individual needs of the whole child.
3.Manor Hill School is a quality workforce that is flexible and embraces change regardless of the challenges along the way.
4.Manor Hill School puts children first in all we do.
1.By the end of the 2012/2013 school year, 90% or more of students, who have completed a full year of instruction at Manor Hill School, will be performing in Tier I in reading and math as measured by the MAP test. In addition, 90% of students will meet or exceed expectations in reading and math as measured by ISAT.
2.Manor Hill School will show a 10% increase in the number of tier II and III students who meet their growth target plus five additional points as measured by the MAP test.
3.By the end of the 2012/2013 school year 90% of Manor Hill Students will fall within the strength or typical range as measured by the DESSA.