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Reading and Respect Report
Monterrey Elementary School
May 19, 1995

The following statistics represent a comparison of the past three years.

1992-93 1993-94 1994-95
Suspensions 9
(4 children)
6
(5 children)
6
(5 children)
3-fighting 3-fighting 3-fighting
2-knife 3-disrespect 2-knife
1-out of control 1-verbal abuse

 

1992-93 1993-94 1994-95
Office Referrals: 158 209 162
Fighting 55 26 16
Disrespect 13 12 5
Disruptive 12 25 3
Language 9 14 7

Total office referrals for the past seven years are as follows:

88-89 - 359

89-90 - 268

90-91 - 350

91-92 - 243

92-93 - 158

93-94 - 209

94-95 - 162 Monterrey Elementary School

910 West Gayle

Roswell, New Mexico 88201

(505) 625-8207

A Reading and Respect Focus School

Student Population: Kindergarten through Sixth grade - 540

Hispanic - 50%

Anglo - 46%

Negro - 4%

55% low income - mostly blue collar workers with a large low income housing area - most homes in excess of 30 years old.

Staff:

1 Principal, 1 Counselor, 1.5 secretaries, 1 library associate, 1 custodian

24 classroom teachers, 5 Resource teachers

1 enrichment teacher, 1 Speech and Language Pathologist, 1 P.E. coach

Support staff - Title 1 reading and math associates, Resource associates,

4 overload associates

Itinerant - COTA, Nurse, Band, Orchestra, Social Worker (SpEd.)

Special Awards / Projects:

Inviting School Award

Reforestation Grant

SDE grant for Primary Integrated Language Arts through technology

SIMSE school

Discipline-Based Arts grant

Pilot school for student teachers - Eastern New Mexico University

Other Characteristics:

Many multi-age classes

Integrated thematic instruction

Study-buddies

Conflict Mediation

Community Service

Weekly newsletters (each class)

Important Strategies at Monterrey

1. Summer Training - Common background experience, goal setting - continuing to do planning with core group each summer

2. Revisiting Educating for Character as a staff - "Chapter of the Month"

3. Conflict Mediation - problem solving with all situations

4. Staff Buy-in - "We teach who we are." Staff doesn't come trained! (football)

5. Early Release - earned planning block

6. Reading strategies:

Slosson, Oral taping (discontinued)

Consistency in beginning reading - Open Court phonics

Literature studies - purposeful teaching of character throughout the curriculum

Integrated Language Arts

More communication with Title 1

7. Patriotic song of the month, Pillar of the month (always on announcements), Bulletin Board, Students honored monthly

8. Pledge - signed by student, parent, teacher at beginning of year - said each day on announcements

9. Partners in Education - RMAC - mural, Pizza Hut - luncheon for honorees, Golden Corral - trip for students, Armstrong Energy - adopting kids

10. Constantly revisit our data and climate (recent meeting) to refine the process.


"Every day at Monterrey, I pledge to ...

show respect for everyone,

take care of property,

walk quietly in the building,

be responsible for my words, my actions, and my learning."


Contact Mrs. Dianne Doan, Principal


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