Great futures begin in Roseville Community Schools
Roseville Community Schools is an educational institution with high expectations for academics, lifelong learning and the use of technology. Our learning community provides a safe and positive environment that promotes diversity and respect for all members of society.
We expect every Roseville Community Schools student to leave with the knowledge, self confidence and work ethic to meet the challenges of the future.
NeGives Roseville Students Edge In Reading
Roseville Community Schools believes that learning shouldn’t stop during the summer months. This July, a brand new extended year program was introduced, lengthening the school year by an additional 24 days for participating students. Nearly 600 students enrolled in this tuition free, full-day program, housed at Steenland Elementary.
The curriculum focused on math, reading, writing, science, and social studies, and was supplemented by physical education, foreign language, hands-on activities, and field trips, including visits to the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Roseville High School pool, and the district planetarium. “The parents have been very receptive to the new program, the kids are enjoying it, and the teachers are doing a great job,” said Principal Dan Schultz. “There really hasn’t been any negatives.”
“The goal of the program for the students was to retain what they learned during the school year, and hopefully accelerated their learning heading into this upcoming school year,” said Assistant Superintendent Michael LaFeve. Before and after school Latch Key services were provided, and transportation was available to Roseville students who live more than one mile from Steenland Elementary. Classes ran for six weeks, Monday through Thursday from 8:30am - 3:00pm.
In addition to those young learners enrolled in the extended year program, there were hundreds of other students enrolled in other summer learning programs throughout the district. Roseville High School was the home for a math and literacy camp for middle school students, as well as a credit recovery program for high school students who need additional credits to help graduate on schedule.
Kment Elementary hosted the MISD funded Kinder-Connect and First Fundamentals programs for students going into kindergarten and first grade, preparing them to be successful at the next level. And a math and reading intervention program for Kment’s kindergarten through 4th graders was also offered. LaFeve said that students who have attended summer learning classes in the past maintained or improved on their literacy and math skills the next school year. All students attending these programs received free lunch and breakfast each day.
Kment Elementary School Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant From State
Roseville Community Schools is excited to announce that Kment Elementary School has been chosen for a multi-million dollar grant from the State of Michigan to help with school improvement over the next three years. Kment Elementary will receive $2 million for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year, as well as additional funds over the following two years. This grant will allow the school to add additional staff members, implement new curriculum, and incorporate brand new technology throughout the school. These additional funds will help the school develop teacher effectiveness, implement comprehensive instructional program using student achievement data, provide extended learning time, and create a community-oriented school. Here are some of the highlights included in this grant:
* New iPads for every student in the school and a new computer lab featuring iMac computers.
* Implementation of Project SEED, a mathematics intervention program that teaches algebraic skills to students in third through fifth grades.
* Implementation of the Reading Recovery program, helping K-2 students achieve grade level reading.
* Interactive 80" Sharp Aquos Boards in each classroom to aid teaching, as well as additional technology for teachers and staff.
* Staff additions include:
-- A SIG Coordinator to manage implementation of the program.
-- Two full-time Instructional Specialists who will provide classroom support.
-- One Family Liaison who will work to increase parent involvement.
-- A Social Worker who will work with individual and small groups of students struggling with social/emotional issues.
-- Five interventionists who will provide personalized support to students struggling to master reading/math skills.
-- Three half-time Reading Recovery teachers who will provide individualized support for K-2 students.
-- Two Technology Parapros and a Data Coach, who will implement new technologies and assist teachers and staff with data collection.