Silver City Elementary School

School Highlights 2016 - 2017

  • Student Activities/ Enriching and Diverse Experiences: Active Student Council, Young Leaders of Tomorrow conducted a fundraiser for Breast Cancer, Silver City Steppers Honor Group, Silver City Days Parade, Girls on the Run, Let Me Run, Cultural assemblies, the NED show, Taste of 500, Literacy Festival, Math Relays, Skating parties and field trips to: Day at the K, Paul Mesner puppets, and the Kansas City Aquarium.
  • Student Achievement: MAP (Measures of Academic Progress)
    • o   Reading: 43% of all students met growth targets, 40% performed at or above the 50th Percentile, 15% performed at or above the college and career readiness targets.
    • o   Math: 43% of all students met growth targets, 24% performed at or above the 50th Percentile, 6% performed at or above the college and career readiness targets
  • Instruction: Objectives were posted daily so students always knew what they were supposed to be learning. Students learned to use scales established by teachers to measure their progression of learning.
  • Integrated Arts: Students participated in school music programs, District Music Festival, field trips to the Nelson Art Gallery, Arts and Partners assemblies, Are You Faster Than a Fifth Grader?, Jump Rope for Heart, Kansas Kids Fitness Day, Fuel Up to Play 60 and Field Day.
  • Character Plus – we focused on one particular character trait a month. Teachers nominated “Character Ambassadors” monthly who were highlighted on our front bulletin board. Traits were incorporated into morning messages along with tips from Second Step lessons.
  • Staff Development: Staff spent time studying and planning for interactive read alouds, monitored independent reading, Writer’s Workshop and scales.  We also had several differentiated sessions in order to more effectively meet staff professional learning needs. 
  • Technology updates: teachers had access to individual iPads for instructional purposes, and a mounted TV with Apple TV. K, 1 and 2 had a 1:2 iPad distribution, 3 had 1:1 iPads, 4 and 5 had 1:1 chromebooks.  Students used Google Classroom regularly.
  • Staff: All teachers are state certified — many with master’s, Team/ Departmentalized teaching in grades 3, 4 & 5.
  • Leadership teams: All staff members participated in either the Leadership Team or the Character Plus/ PBIS team.  
  • Family Involvement: Events during the year: Muffins for Moms, Donuts for Dads, Rolls for Grandparents breakfasts, Family Reading/Writing Night, Math Night, Science Night, Talent Show and a carnival.
  • Boxtops for Education: we raised almost $1,000.00 for our school with boxtops.
  • Community connections:   Friends of Special People provided gifts for students in Life Skills. Argentine Middle School students partnered with the Life Skills program supporting them on a regular basis throughout the year. Harmon students functioned as interpreters. Local police read to students as a part of Read to Lead and we had a speaker from St. Lukes about breast cancer awareness.
  • SPARK (Successful Partnerships to Ensure Readiness for Kindergarten) Grant: this grant provided support for our preschool program.  We were able to provide quality instruction and support for approximately 40 three and four year olds in a half day program four days a week.
  • Parents as Teachers – we house a highly qualified instructor to visit families in the Harmon Cluster to provide educational support for children zero to three years of age. 

Silver City's Mission Statement

Striving for Excellence: In Everything We Do, Everything We Say, Every Day

Silver City's Vision

Reaching to become one of the Top Elementary Schools in KCKPS

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