Sunday, August 28, 2016

LHS/CTEi Principal's Welcome Back Blog 2016

Welcome Back LHS/CTEi!

     It's been a busy summer and we are all looking forward to a smooth start to the school year.  We have had several successful events already including our Fall Sports Meeting:

and Freshmen Orientation 2016:

Monday our faculty and staff returns for two days of professional development and preparations for students.  On Monday evening, the entire learning community is invited to a public forum with the School Improvement Council to share their views on the school's plan for the coming year.  We will be reviewing our school's growth and student performance data from last year that has led to programs established in the current year.  As you can see from last year, over half of our students in English and Math show little or no growth on the MCAS once they reach the high school:

LHS ELA Growth Data up to 2015

LHS Math Growth Data up to 2015

In an effort to meet this growth need and the needs of our 150 or so students who fail multiple classes each term, several new initiatives have taken shape.  In addition to our Alternative Education Program, we now have an Academic Learning Center to support our struggling students during the school day:

LHS/CTEi Academic Learning Center Schedule 2016-17

Further, the incoming freshmen team teachers now share 2 common planning periods to more easily respond to student needs and meet with one another, our students and their families during the school day:

LHS/CTEi 9th Grade Teams with Blocks

 Also, each student now has a guidance counselor plus a teacher-mentor in homerooms of 15 students or less for a more personalized learning environment in our school:

LHS/CTEi Student Homerooms

Let's have a great year and remember.....We are.....BIG BLUE!!!!