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  • Due to our increased amount of ELL population in our school (350 Plus students) we have restructured our organization to fit the needs of this special population. We had the ability once prior staff resigned, to hire staff that held a Bilingual and ESL license. We have increased our Bilingual classes from 2- 5, ESL classes from 2-6, totaling from ELL classes 4- 11.
  • We received a $20,000 grant to expand out Bilingual Program in Chinese and Spanish and to open up a new class ratio from 8:1 and 6:1.
  • We provide Title III program for our ELL parents and children.
  • We purchased NYSELAT student review books in preparation for NYSELAT tests . This was identified by teachers teaching students how to take a test and saw an increase in DATA because of this.
  • Multi Cultural Events are provided by Parent Coordinator and PA committee to involve parental participation for the ELL population.
  • To support our increase autism population, we hired our own in School Coach. Professional Development is also provided by District Autism coaches.
  • We hired a total of 15 new teachers, and provide ongoing professional development (from in school teaching staff and the District 75 coaches) in the areas of Post Secondary outcomes , IEP training and  Transitional planning.
  • Champs after school program is in place to provide additional social skills to our staff.
  • We continue to participate in District 75 Rowing Program.
  • We hired a new Library Teacher, (Ms. Valentin)for the 2014- 2015 school year.
  • All of our students participate in Mighty Milers, to promote Healthy Living. 
  • Opened up a Sensory Room from Donations from Kennedy Family and Community sponsors.
     
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