Dear AIS - West Students and Parents,
As I begin my 8th year at AIS - West, I am filled with the same joy and excitement as I was on my first day. The AIS - West Elementary Leadership team have been working tirelessly over the summer to get school ready for the 2020-2021 academic year.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you and your family to our new year. Our school is committed to helping students reach their full academic potential, growing moral character, and developing social confidence and responsibility. I have always been focused on sustaining the positive culture of kindness within our building.
Our success at AIS - West has the partnerships we have developed with our families and community at the core. We welcome our parents to be involved in their child’s learning journey and our wider school community. We value your feedback and support as we aim for continued improvement. I am excited about the partnerships we will build this school year.
This school year will be challenging, but it is a wonderful opportunity for our students to grow and our relationships with our parents to strengthen. We aim for our students to have the best possible opportunities to learn and be as successful as possible.
Learning and Teaching in AIS - West elementary school is a well-executed balance between rigorous curriculums, proven instructional strategies and relationships with students that communicate high expectations and commitment to student success.
Student data provides feedback about what students are learning and what they still need to learn. To guide learning and teaching, this data includes:
- Daily teacher observations
- Daily student work products
- End-of-unit assessments
- Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test – a nationally normed standardized test in Reading, Language Arts and Math
- Skills and benchmark assessments such as running records, Reading A-Z and IXL.