Parent and Community Involvement
Parent and community engagement is key to student success. All parents, family and community members are a vital part of the day to day operations of our school. As we connect to support our students, families, and community we are able to watch our students thrive. Our goal is to ensure that we set a climate that provides ample opportunities for the community to engage, participate, and support their children. Some of the ways we do this is through Parent Teacher Association (PTA) activities, volunteer support in the classrooms, volunteer support at home with projects, chaperoning or supporting events, involvement with our leadership teams & after school activities, and special events by grade levels and the school. Each morning we invite parents in to join us at the Morning Opening to start our days with the Kids At Hope pledges and an attitude of success to carry us through our day. We encourage frequent two-way communication with the school including teachers, staff, counselors, administration, and support staff.
School Improvement Plan
Goal 1 Math: By June 2020, Meriwether Elementary School will increase their overall Math SBA proficiency percentage in grades 3, 4, and 5 from 51% to 60%.
Goal 2 Literacy: By June 2020, Meriwether Elementary School will increase their overall ELA SBA proficiency percentage in grades 3, 4, and 5 from 65% to 70%.
Goal 3 Science: By June 2020, Meriwether Elementary School will increase their overall WCAS proficiency percentage in 5th grade from 30% to 45%.
Goal 4 Professional Practices: By using visible thinking, differentiation, two-way communication, and intentional planning through staff’s work as a Professional Learning Community, all students will receive tier 1 interventions and targeted tier 2 interventions. Meriwether will work as a building to utilize MTSS practices in order to support struggling students both academically and behaviorally with community input and involvement.
Our school is used throughout the school year during non-school hours by parents, community organizations and recreation groups. A facility use application is required for use of our facility and can be obtained by calling 253-583-7354. The general condition of our school is rated as excellent per the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction scoring guidelines.
2018-19 Clover Park School District Budget
Regular Instruction – $117,061,990
Special Education – $32,876,739
Vocational Education – $5,439,545
Compensatory Education – $21,088,460
Other Instructional Programs – $1,368,238
Community Services – $591,611
Student Services – $29,165,945
Student Nutrition – $7,095,815
Transportation – $7,040,145
Total Budget – $221,728,488