WELCOME BACK GLADIATORS!
Glazier Mission Statement: “Our commitment is to empower students by developing their knowledge, skills and abilities to enable them to control and enrich their own learning throughout their lives.”
Back To School Night: September 17, 2013 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Welcome to Glazier Elementary School, Home of the Gladiators! It is my pleasure to welcome you to an exciting learning community that is student-centered and engaging. Our goal at Glazier is to provide the best education to our students by utilizing the most effective instructional practices in the classroom to boost student achievement. As a Title I school, we are committed to providing quality instruction to Preschool through 5th grade students. We strive to target all of our instructional practices and extracurricular activities to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all of our wonderful students. In this process, our staff is continually assisting, along with the partnership of our families, in the development of creating a well-rounded child. We are proud to be a Gladiator!
Character DOES Count with PBS (Positive Behavior Support)!
Glazier Elementary Honored as a “Star” School
Glazier Elementary has been recognized as a “California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) Star School” for 2 consecutive years! Every year the CBEE identifies schools based on the results of the California Standards Test (CST). One criterion for becoming a “Star” school is showing evidence of closing achievement gaps and increasing proficiency rates among a population of minority students. Over the last five years, Glazier has exceeded annual state targets and has shown significant growth in increasing student achievement across all subgroups of students. We are very proud of this prestigious honor and will continue to provide our best practices and standards-based instruction to our students.
Results with Intervention
Glazier has been implementing various interventions to assist with increasing student achievement. Our Gladiators are participating in an intervention block called Response to Intervention (RtI), which is geared to target areas of need in reading. During this time, students receive explicit, small group instruction in the building blocks of reading. On-going progress monitoring is occurring daily and the flexible grouping allows for change of placement every ten weeks of formative assessment, instruction, and summative assessment. Students in 4th & 5th grade are participating in math intervention through an on-line program called iPass. Our students have been showing significant growth with this math intervention in place.
Articulation Through the Arts
Our Gladiators have been immersed into the wonderful world of the arts. Glazier’s “Arts for All” program provides opportunities for all of our students to participate in the Visual and Performing Arts. Glazier provides Music Hall sessions to all of our students. The Music Hall sessions implement curriculum that focuses on “Rhythm and Movement” in Pre K through 5th grade classrooms. Our teachers have also been trained to integrate “Rhythm and Movement” activities in their classrooms. The Glazier “Beginning and Intermediate Strings” group recently performed at a concert where students played one of the following instruments: violin, viola, ukulele or cello. Choir and the recorder are some additional music classes that are being offered after school. In the upcoming school year, a Theater Arts class will be added on to our Arts program at Glazier.
Our students are also exposed to the Visual Arts through Meet the Masters. Students and teachers study about famous artists and then have the opportunity to create their own masterpieces.
Glazier continues to expand instruction in the arts with on going staff development to create a comprehensive “Arts for All” program. We are extremely proud of our students and continue to see an increase in student achievement as a result of the “Arts” implementation.
The ASES Gladiator Academy is designed to enhance our instructional program by providing an extended school day from dismissal to 5:30 every day. Standards-based, data-driven lessons, and progress monitoring that targets instruction is the ASES structure that delivers results. In our afterschool Gladiator Academy, students are receiving intervention through the Cycles of Inquiry (COI). Pre and post data are analyzed to create the most effective targeted instruction for our students. The program also incorporates enrichment clubs, field trips, performing arts, and philanthropic involvement within the program structure. Our ASES staff are top-notch educators who are making a difference.
Parents Make a Difference!
Our parent involvement has been the most important component in increasing student achievement at Glazier. Whether it is serving as a School Site Council and/or English Learner Advisory Committee member, volunteering in the classroom/school, or participating in parent organizations (PTA) and workshops, our parents have made a difference! This partnership continues to grow stronger every year and the staff at Glazier are proud to have such an involved community.