Donations for Miwok Elementary School Staff impacted by Tubbs Fire
So far, two Miwok Valley Elementary School staff members have lost their homes directly in the Sonoma County fires, and other staff have been evacuated. Our Miwok Valley community is asking for help to fund their recovery. Funds raised will go towards car rentals, clothing, children's needs, housing, and all other basic supplies. These are members of our Miwok Valley family who are hurting. We want to do what we can to help them right now. Click below to visit out fundraising site:
Hello Miwok Families,
Welcome to the 2017-2018 School year at Miwok Valley! We are going to have another fantastic year. Here are some logistics and information on new programs this year for students and families:
New for 2017-2018 is an expansion of our PE, Music, Computers, RTI, and Counseling programs. We are adding an additional PE teacher, an additional Counselor, and adding more time to Music to comprehensively support students in developing both a healthy body and brain. We are adding additional Computer Tech staff to support the programs we run in our Computer Lab and to provide more support with instructional technology within the classroom. Teachers are implementing a new and highly effective writing curriculum called The Write Tools and will be receiving significant training during the school year. Our EL Education work continues to expand as we align our Miwok Valley ELA Program to the new OAUSD ELA Framework. The development of the Family Resource Center at Miwok Valley continues as we add the Mentor Me program to our resources for students and families. Finally, we are transitioning away from the Rosetta Stone Language program. In our new Language Enrichment (LE) Program, students will use a combination of programs that are more developmentally appropriate for different ages.
We are looking forward to seeing you!
Dear Miwok Valley Families and Community,
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! Before I talk about the current year, I want to take this opportunity to reflect on two years at Miwok Valley and be thankful for all the help and support you have given our school, and have given to me personally. I appreciate everything you do as a group and as individuals that have contributed to making Miwok Valley a great place to learn.
Miwok Valley made great progress during the past year in a number of areas; our EL Education focus, improving our facilities, improving our instruction, building community, and supporting students with special needs. It takes a large group with high capacity to make so much progress in so many areas- it also takes those few individuals who go above and beyond, working behind the scenes to make things great for everyone.
When students and teachers are engaged in work that is challenging, adventurous and meaningful, learning and achievement flourish. Our mission is to create classrooms where teachers can fulfill their highest aspirations, and students achieve more than they think possible, becoming active contributors to building a better world.
When students have completed their academic career and entered adult life, they’ll be judged not by performance on basic skills tests—but rather, by the quality of their work and the quality of their character. This premise serves as the foundation for EL Education’s overarching vision of increasing student engagement and elevating and expanding student achievement. To realize that vision, we focus on student excellence in three core areas:
The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a three-year plan for the upcoming school year and the two years that follow. An Annual Update is required for the LCAP, with a review of progress made for each stated goal in the current school year. The update assesses the effectiveness of actions and services provided, and describes the proposed strategic changes and priorities for the next three years of the plan. Each school site forms a team of Teachers, Classified Staff, and Parents to review the progress and goals. Please contact Brett Wilson, Principal of Miwok Valley Language Academy, if you would like more information on the LCAP process or are interested in participating.