Elementary School Day Delayed by Ten Minutes
An increase in the amount of instructional time required for students at Roseville High School has resulted in some problems with bussing schedules in the district. In order to provide for smoother, more efficient student transportation, we are making an adjustment that will delay the start of the elementary school day by 10 minutes.
Beginning Monday, September 15 elementary students will start their day at 8:40 a.m. rather than 8:30 a.m., and they will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m. rather than 3:20 p.m. Bus pick up and drop off times will be adjusted to correspond to the later starting and dismissal times.
The change in the elementary school day will not apply to Kment Elementary School, which is already on an adjusted schedule.
We thank you for your support as we make this transition and apologize for any inconvenience the change may create for you.
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 i Pads for every student in the school and a new computer lab featuring i Mac 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.