BACK to SCHOOL
Wednesday, Aug. 30 for grades 1-12.
Kindergarten starts Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Credit retrieval and summer school courses help students prepare for the 2017-18 school year
Clover Park School District offered opportunities for students of various grade levels in need of extra help to spend the summer getting back on track for the new school year. This year’s summer school programs included credit retrieval courses for high school students, as well as summer school options for middle and elementary school students from several schools and grade levels. More than 400 students participated in summer school or credit retrieval programs, receiving individualized support from district educators as well as access to valuable online and in-person learning resources.
“Summer school is a great opportunity for students to maintain and strengthen skills in reading and math,” explained assistant superintendent for elementary schools Ron Banner. “Our district and school-based staff work very hard to create and implement a targeted instructional program for our students which builds on their readiness to begin their next grade level.”
At the high school level, credit retrieval courses help ensure students remain on track for graduation. Open to incoming juniors and seniors from the district, courses allow students who failed a required class to take extra time with the material, working with an online curriculum at an individualized pace to pass and/or complete the course. Teachers from district high schools facilitated the courses, fostering a welcoming and productive learning environment and offering individualized help to students.
Elementary and middle school students from identified schools were invited to participate in summer school based on their performance on reading and math assessments, including Smarter Balanced, i-Ready and Measures of Academic Progress. Students focused primarily on reading, utilizing age- and grade level-appropriate intervention materials such as Leveled Literacy Intervention and Collections. Teachers worked with students to help them achieve grade-level reading skills and supplemented classroom time with math and other subjects as time allowed.
Back to School Information
Start and Dismissal Times
Clover Park and Lakes
|7:25 a.m.||2:10 p.m.||11 a.m.||8:25 a.m.|
Middle Schools & Harrison Prep
|8:45 a.m.||3:15 p.m.||12:15 a.m.||9:30 a.m.|
|8:30 a.m.||3 p.m.||12 a.m.||9:30 a.m.|
Carter Lake, Evergreen, Four Heroes, Idlewild, Lakeview Hope Academy, Rainier, Tillicum and Tyee Park
|7:45 a.m.||2:15 p.m.||11:15 a.m.||8:45 a.m.|
Beachwood, Custer, Dower, Hillside, Lake Louise, Meriwether, Oakbrook and Park Lodge
|8:30 a.m.||3 p.m.||12 a.m.||9:30 a.m.|
Class of 2017 earns academic, extracurricular honors
The graduating class of 2017 earned numerous awards and scholarships while at Clover Park and Lakes High Schools and Harrison Preparatory School:
|202||Award and Scholarship recipients|
|38||Washington State Honor Awards|
|1||National Football Foundation Scholarship|
|131||Academic scholarships/honors at entrance|
|5||Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship-Army|
|1||National Scholar/Athlete of the Year|
|456||Community service awards and scholarships|
|29||Fine arts awards/scholarships|
|38||Other scholastic awards|
|47||Other vocational achievements/certificates|
* Source: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction 8/15/17
Schools and facilities are prepared for new school year
Crews worked over the summer preparing district facilities for the 2017-18 school year. This year’s updates included some exterior painting, a carpeting project at a middle school, an upgrade of special education playground equipment at an elementary school and more.
Maintenance crews worked on general school maintenance projects and gave all schools a thorough cleaning in preparation for the start of school.
Board adopts 2017-18 school year budget
|Maintenance & Operations||$18,094,705||9.42%|
|School Food Services||$7,197,115||3.75%|
In its July board meeting, the Clover Park School District Board of Directors adopted the district’s 2017-18 budget.Prior to the meeting, the district’s director of financial services Kristy Magyar shared information on 2017- 18 enrollment projections, beginning fund balance for the general fund, budgeted expenditures and revenues and materials, supplies and operating costs.
The total operating budget for the 2017-18 school year amounts to more than $192 million.
Magyar’s presentation also included budget information for the Associated Student Body, Debt Service, Capital Projects and Transportation Vehicle funds.
For questions about the budget, please call Magyar at 253-583-5021.
Telephone survey to obtain community perceptions
Clover Park School District is partnering with Pacific Market Research to conduct a telephone community perception survey among community members regarding impressions and opinions of the district. Community members are encouraged to complete the anonymous, 30+ question survey. The survey is estimated to take about 15 minutes to complete.
Representatives of Pacific Market Research will telephone local residents beginning next week through mid-September.
“The district conducts a community perception survey every two years,” said Kim Prentice, director of community relations. “The survey results are monitored as part of the district’s accountability plan under the school board priority of communication with all stakeholders.”
For more information, please call the district’s community relations office at 253-583-5040.
Principals connect with students and families during JBLM’s National Night Out
Principals and staff from a number of elementary, middle and high schools participated in National Night Out Aug. 1 at the Greenwood Community Center on JBLM. National Night Out is a crime prevention event held the first Tuesday of every August and is aimed at building community and police partnerships.
New administrative changes for 2017-18
CPSD welcomes new administrators this year, including current CPSD employees transitioning into new roles.
John Boatman is the new director of maintenance and operations. He is familiar with CPSD facilities after serving as a member of the MENG Analysis team that assisted with the facility assessment conducted last year. He has 25 years of experience in the construction management field.
Doug Kernutt joins CPSD as the executive director for student support. He previously worked in the district from 2007 to 2013 as the administrator for human resources and then as deputy superintendent.
Kristi Smith recently moved into the newly created position of executive director of teaching and learning. She previously served as the director of teaching and learning and has worked in CPSD since 2014.
Diane Carver is director of career and college readiness and joins CPSD after serving in the same position in Bethel School District from 2014-17. She has worked in education since 1997.
Ray Kurtz is the assistant principal at Lakeview Hope Academy. He has been with CPSD for 21 years in various roles, including teacher, math consultant teacher and dean of students.
Trish Stallard is the new Custer Elementary School principal. She is the former principal of Campbell Hill Elementary School in Renton and has worked in education for more than 20 years.
Michaela Clancy joins CPSD as the director of special education. She most recently held the same position at Seattle Public Schools, where she worked since 2013. She has 21 years of experience in various fields of education.
Brian Laubach steps into a new role this year as the assistant superintendent for secondary schools. He has worked with CPSD since 1993 and served as deputy superintendent since 2014.
Celena Zanuttini is the new assistant principal at Lochburn Middle School. She most recently served as the dean of students at Minter Creek Elementary School in Gig Harbor and has a broad range of experience as a teacher and coach.
Travis Holmgren is the new principal at Lake Louise Elementary School. He has been with CPSD since 2015 as the assistant principal at Lakeview Hope Academy. He has 12 years of previous teaching and administrative experience.
Tess McCartan is the new director of teaching and learning. She came to CPSD in 2016 as a teaching and learning program supervisor. She has more than 19 years of administrative and teaching experience.
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