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Purple Carpet Awards
Rosa Parks Elementary News
Purple Carpet Awards: We Want to Hear from YOU!
Middletown City School District is conducting a comprehensive customer service survey: the Purple Carpet Awards. Please take a moment to tell us about your school by clicking here.  

Schools will win prizes for the most surveys filled out and for providing the best customer service to the community.  Paper surveys can be provided by your school secretary for families who are unable to take the survey online. 

It's your school.  It's your voice.  It's your chance to make a difference!
 
Hour of Code
December 8-14 is Computer Science Education Week. In honor of CSEW, students from all over the world are participating in an Hour of Code. Last year, 15 million students tried an Hour of Code in just one week.

What is an Hour of Code? An Hour of Code is a one-hour activity. Students of all ages can choose from a variety of self-guided tutorials, from kindergarten up. Tutorials work on any modern browser, tablet, smartphone, or even with no computer at all. Code.org’s tutorial features Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies and video lectures from Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.

You can participate at home! To learn more and get started, watch the video below and go to http://hourofcode.com.

 
Butler and Warren County ESC's Seek Certified Substitues
The Butler County Educational Service Center and the Warren County Educational Service Center have partnered to employ all certified substitute teachers through the Southwest Ohio Council of Governments (SWO-COG).
The 17 school districts (including Middletown) utilizing the SWO-COG will only employ certified substitute teachers who have been hired through the SWO-COG!

For more information, click "Read More" below or visit bcesc.org/SubstituteOpportunities.aspx.  
GE Flight Event
Four 1st-Grade classes at Rosa Parks Elementary School held a Flight Event sponsored by General Electric (GE).  Students worked in groups of two, along with one of the eight GE volunteers, to build rubber-band powered airplanes. The goal of the event was to increase interest in flight, science, and engineering at the Elementary level. Check out the pictures from the event in our photo gallery or by clicking here!  
Students Celebrate RED Ribbon Week
Students at Rosa Parks had a lot of celebrations to honor RED Ribbon Week this year, which teaches kids about the importance of being drug free.  Students signed pledges to say no to drugs, teamed up against drugs (they wore their favorite team jersey) and showed they had the power to say no (they wore superhero costumes).  Check out a couple of pictures from the week in our photo gallery or by clicking here 
Business Manager receives award at OSBA conference
George Long, Business Manager for the Middletown City School District was presented with the Ohio School Boards Association’s Business Manager of the Year Award at the association’s 59th annual Capital Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. In its 59th year, the Ohio School Boards Association leads the way to educational excellence by serving Ohio’s public school board members and the diverse districts they represent through superior service, unwavering advocacy and creative solutions.  
Rosa Parks Annual Teen Mentoring Committee Breakfast
 Rosa Parks Elementary 2014-2015 Academic Year Breakfast sponsored by the Middletown Teen Mentoring Committee will be held Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8:45 a.m.  This event is open to parents and community stakeholders.  The Breakfast gives our community an opportunity to hear from Rosa Parks Principal, Anthony Comer, meet Rosa Parks administrators and hear from Superintendent Ison on the 2013-14 District Report Card.
 
 

Rosa Parks Elementary and Mayfield Elementary 

Named High Progress Schools of Honor by ODE

COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than three dozen Ohio schools are being recognized today by the Ohio Department of Education for improving academic achievement among their students, including many from economically disadvantaged homes.

High Progress Schools of Honor score in the top 10 percent of schools as ranked by gains in reading and mathematics combined proficiency in all tested grades for the past five years. They also are in the top 10 percent for gains in graduation rate during the past five years. The department also considers Adequate Yearly Progress, Value-Added measures of student growth and Local Report Card ratings when determining award selection.

“High Progress Schools of Honor establish an educational goal for their students and continue to pursue and exceed that goal each year,” said Dr. Richard A. Ross, superintendent of public instruction. “The principals, teachers, parents and community members provide a high-quality education and believe that children can overcome significant challenges, and that they can learn.”

This year 37 High Progress Schools of Honor are being recognized. The department of education previously recognized 141 Schools of Promise and 37 High Performing Schools of Honor.

The Schools of Promise award program recognizes schools attaining solid student achievement in reading and mathematics while serving a significant number of economically disadvantaged students. As an incentive to help close achievement gaps in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Education developed the Schools of Promise program to identify, recognize and highlight schools that are making substantial progress in ensuring high achievement for all students.

The Schools of Honor initiative builds upon and expands the department of education’s existing Schools of Promise program. The U.S. Department of Education approved the new Schools of Honor program as part of Ohio’s flexibility waiver for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 2012.

See the video from the MIddletown City Council/ MCSD Board joint meeting on Tuesday, March 4.

Rosa Parks High Progress photos 

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