Panhandle Alliance for Education and Lake Pend Oreille School District have formed an essential partnership.
Together we are making a difference for our community. We are creating great schools and opportunities for successful children education.
Teacher Grants are awarded on an annual basis to teachers who compete for available funds. Awards are based on innovation, collaboration, impact on education, and a cost-benefit analysis.
RESULTS: Since 2003, 650 grants have been completed totaling an investment in our classrooms of over $1.5 million. Examples include classroom technology, lab/safety equipment, musical instruments, robotics, math and book clubs, and more.
CAREER/COLLEGE GUIDANCE COUNSELOR CENTER
Career/College Guidance Counselor and Center takes the mystery out of life after high school and gives every graduating senior the gift of a career plan and an exciting future.
RESULTS: In 2017, 78% of graduating seniors were accepted and plan to enter college or technical schools.
READY! FOR KINDERGARTEN
READY! for Kindergarten is a program for families with children aged 0-5 years. In our district and nationwide, 44% of children entering kindergarten test below proficiency for learning readiness. Data verifies that children who start behind typically stay behind.
RESULTS: After 10+ years of the READY! for Kindergarten program, 90% of READY “graduates” continually enter school testing at or above Kindergarten readiness levels.
Instructional Coaches are on staff to deliver professional development to all teachers K-12. Areas of focus include Writing, Social Emotional Wellness, and the Collaborative Math Classroom.
RESULTS: Instructional Coaches are working with teachers to upgrade curriculum to meet tougher standards, and address key shifts in instruction methodology.
STEP-UP to WRITING
District leadership requested this new writing curriculum with the #1 goal to systematically improve the writing of all students in preparation for the competitive job market and college readiness.
RESULTS: The results of the instructional coaches coupled with the new curriculum is intensifying each year and presenting marked improvements.
SECOND STEP SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL WELLNESS FOR ALL
This district-wide program includes hiring school psychologists plus a new curriculum for all elementary schools in the district. The focus is on developing skills that help all children recognize and overcome the challenges that modern life presents.
RESULTS: Students are learning socially responsible behavior including empathy, managing emotions, and solving interpersonal conflicts with peers through self-regulation skills.