We value input from our students, staff, parents, and community. If you have any suggestions, questions, or feedback about our School Improvement Plan, please feel free to contact Nancy Thompson at 410-313-6915.
The TSES Leadership Team leads the school community in making the school a positive place in which teaching and learning can thrive. The Leadership Team is comprised of staff who reflect the diversity of the instructional areas of the school and who work in conjunction with the school administration to develop and monitor comprehensive plans for our school.
Vision: Every Student is inspired to learn and empowered to excel.
Mission: We cultivate a vibrant learning community that prepares students to thrive in a dynamic world.
Goal 1: Students: Every student achieves academic excellence in an inspiring, engaging and supportive environment.
Goal 2: Staff: Every staff member is engaged, supported and successful.
Goal 3: Families and the Community: Families and the community are engaged and supported as partner in education.
Goal 4: Organization: Schools are supported by world-class organizational practices.
We believe in:
To provide a strong foundation comprised of academic, interpersonal, and technological skills that will enable all students to be college and career ready.
To enable each student to experience academic success and to achieve his or her full potential within a safe and nurturing environment with the collaboration of parents, community members, and the students themselves.
We appreciate and celebrate the multi-dimensional learning styles of our students and the diversity within our community and throughout the world. We guide students in making positive choices and in sharing responsibility for their own learning. We provide an emotionally and physically safe and nurturing environment in which our students will learn and grow. We use multiple tools and resources to guide all students toward success. We acknowledge and celebrate our students' successes and achievements.
ELA: Print awareness, letter recognition, letter sound identification, phonics, phonemic awareness, sight word recognition, fluency, use of text clues to support comprehension, connecting text to self, text to text and text to world, oral comprehension, speaking and listening, producing informational, narrative and opinion writing projects.
Math: Number identification, relationships of numbers to other whole numbers, application of numbers to real world situations, development of computational fluency for addition and subtraction.
ELA: Build on Pre-K through Grade 2 skills for all students. The additional focus skills include demonstration of comprehension through written response, vocabulary development and written language development for narrative, informational and opinion writing.
Math: Build on Pre-K through Grade 2 skills with more rigorous number sense development, mental math skill development, problem solving skills and computational fluency for multiplication and division.
The TSES Leadership Team examined the results from various sources such as the 2013 Maryland School Assessment (MSA), Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) scores and formative assessment information developed at the county and school level. It is evident that the TSES scores on the 2013 Maryland School Assessment did not reflect data gathered from formative assessment scores during the course of the school year. As TSES and all schools in the state of Maryland complete transition to the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum and the PARCC Assessments, this needs assessment reflects movement towards improving instruction for all students to close achievement gaps across student groups, and to increase participation in Gifted and Talented programs. Specifically, Talbott Springs Elementary needs to focus on the following to improve student learning:
Increase of parent engagement to learn the value and meaning of the MCCSC as it applies to readiness for college and careers.