Annual Report

Oakview Middle Annual Education Report (AER)

August 13, 2012

Dear Parents and Community Members:

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2011-2012 educational progress for Oakview Middle School. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by Federal and State laws. This report contains information about student assessment, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and teacher quality, as well as PA 25 state law reporting requirements. If you have any questions about the AER or PA25 information, please contact Mr. John Bernia for assistance.

The AER is available for you to review electronically by clicking on the following link Annual Report or you may review a copy from the main office at the school.

AYP
For 2011-2012, Oakview Middle School did make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and was named a Focus School because the school has a large student achievement gap between the top 30% of highest achieving students and the bottom 30% of lowest achieving students across the tested subjects (mathematics, reading, science, social studies and writing; as appropriate for the school grade levels tested). We are actively working to address the school issues by using the Response to Intervention model and the Student Support Team. Information used to rank schools is based on the development of the Top-to-Bottom list of schools and their performance.

State law requires that we also report additional information.

Description of Oakview Middle and Student Enrollment
Oakview Middle is one of three middle schools within Lake Orion Community Schools. Each middle school provides enrollment only to those students living within the school's boundary. Oakview Middle houses grades 6-8 in which students are assigned to teams for their core academic classes (Science, Social Studies, Math and Language Arts). Throughout their three years in middle school, students develop new areas of interest through a variety of exploratory and elective classes including modern languages, art, technology and computer applications, life management and physical education. Oakview Middle offers a wide range of clubs, sports, intramural activities and extracurricular activities.

School Improvement
The Board of Education authorizes and supports the formation of building level school improvement committees at each building within the district. The Oakview Middle School Improvement Committee is comprised of teachers from each grade level, the principal, and parent representatives. The purpose of this committee is to establish a purpose statement and goals for Oakview Middle School and to oversee the programs and activities leading toward the attainment of those goals. Building level decisions are made regarding curriculum, school improvement, staff development and evaluation as determined by this committee. School Improvement is a continuous process at Oakview Middle School. Building School Improvement Plans are reviewed annually and submitted to the State. The Oakview Middle School Improvement Plan may be viewed at the Oakview website.

We have identified the following goals:

  • English Language Arts: All students at Oakview Middle School will be successful when reading and writing.
  • Math: All students at Oakview Middle School will be proficient in the math content area.
  • Science: All students at Oakview Middle School will be proficient in science content knowledge.
  • Social Studies: All students at Oakview Middle School will improve social studies content area knowledge.

The Oakview Middle School Improvement Plan may be viewed at the Oakview website.

Specialized Schools
Our school district provides educational programs, services and support to certified special education students throughout the District. During the 2011-12 school year, there were 853 students who were in need of special education support services. From this group, 22 students required specialized services outside of the Lake Orion school district. Those students attended Waterford and Bloomfield Hills School Districts.

Curriculum
Lake Orion Community Schools continues to implement a comprehensive curriculum for all students. The curriculum is based on and aligns with the Michigan Department of Education's Michigan Curriculum Framework and the Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE's) in grades K-8 and Course Content Expectations in grades 9-12. The curriculum at Oakview is synonymous with the district's curriculum.  Additional Information can be found at: http://lakeorion.k12.mi.us/content_page.aspx?cid=100

Local Assessments
At Oakview Middle we use a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods (in addition to MEAP) to assess the whole child. Students are assessed both formally and informally in all classes using a variety of instruments including projects, performances and technology based presentations. All eighth grade students take the ACT Explore test. Common assessments in mathematics, language arts, science and social studies are administered to all students.

Parent Participation
Parents participate in a wide range of activities at Oakview. Some of those include being tour guides for Lewis and Clark, organizing March Math Madness, organizing and running Friends and Fun Nights, and participating in several other events through out the year. Fall Curriculum Night and our Spring Curriculum Showcase are well attended events as well.

Fall Conferences

2011-2012 Boys - 193 (70.2%) Girls - 217 (76.7%) Total - (73.5%)
2010-2011 Boys - 193 (67.5%) Girls - 213 (75.5%) Total - 65.0%


Spring Conferences

2011-2012 Boys - 143 (51.6%) Girls - 131 (46.8%) Total - (49.2%)
2010-2011 Boys - 124 (43.2%) Girls - 126 (44.8%) Total - 250 (44.0%)

Points of Pride
The 2011-2012 school year brought many exciting events and opportunities to the Oakview Community and we are very proud of all of them. For a complete listing of the Oakview Middle Points of Pride please visit our website at http://www.lakeorion.k12.mi.us.schools.bz/content_page2.aspx?schoolid=2&cid=934

 

Sincerely,

Mr. John Bernia
Principal

 

Annual Education Report

School Improvement Plan

Points of Pride