Principals’ Message

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Terri Clarke: Principal

The seven staff members funded by our Newport Heights Foundation continue to make an incredible impact on all TK-6th grade students every single day. Newport Heights Elementary showed a growth of more than 20% on the SBAC in the area of English-Language Arts over the three academic years of 2015-2018, this growth can be attributed to the success of our MTSS program in which the part-time support teachers and instructional assistants contribute to, alongside our incredibly talented classroom teachers. This growth was the highest ELA growth on the SBAC in the entire district for the 2017-2018 school year!

Additionally, our part-time support teachers and instructional assistants help lower the student-to-teacher ratio in the classrooms which provides classroom teachers the opportunity to work with smaller groups of students during specific times of the day on enrichment and intervention performance tasks.

Being able to provide support to all students through the talented and skilled staff members impacts our students in a multitude of ways: from specialized instruction in reading and writing, to support in basic math skills, to the individualized attention and recommendations of our library aide.

I am beyond thrilled that NHES has the opportunity to partner with the Newport Heights Foundation to expand our MTSS and enrichment programs this school year through a full-time credentialed teacher in the Shark Tank and a part-time credentialed math enrichment and intervention teacher. We are looking forward to watching our students continue to Achieve Great Heights this year.