Aylen Junior High Comprehensive School Improvement Planning (CSIP) Goals

 Students in seventh and eighth grade will score above the state average on the 2017 Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) in English-Language Arts (ELA) and Math and the 2017 Science Measurement of Student Progress (MSP) - eighth grade only.

All students at Aylen Junior High School during the 2016-17 school year will show measureable growth in all content standard areas.

We will increase the number of Aylen students moving to the High School level that are "on track" to graduate "on time".

 Support Goal:

 Develop positive, respectful and caring relationships with "each" student.

Safety Goal:

At Aylen, we will conduct monthly safety/emergency drills, including "non-traditional" times to help students and staff prepare for any scenario. We will continue to work with local law enforcement and keep our Pierce Responder updated with our emergency plans. Our Safety Team will meet every month. Within the team we will build capacity in all members to be able to step in and “take the lead” with any emergency. 

 Our Safety Team has two specific action goals for the school year:

  1.  Align our practices to district protocols and procedures.
  2. Update Safety supplies (Classroom backpacks and Safety Shed) to be emergency ready and easily accessible to all staff.

Communication Goal:

 At Aylen Junior High School, our communication goal is to effectively communicate with our students, families and community members in a variety of ways. 

This is done in the following ways:

  • Aylen  Website: regularly updated with news, pictures, calendar items, links and other important information.
  • Schoology: containing information that is specific to each teacher and the courses that they teach.
  • School Messenger: these automated phone calls and e-mails (usually from school administration) are delivered to students, parents and staff on a variety of topics.
  • Peach Jar: Approved school and community flyers are sent via e-mail and also available by clicking the link at the bottom of the Aylen website (look for the peach icon).
  • Aylen Junior High School's Facebook Page: News, information, and pictures of Aylen events, activities, and happenings!
  • AJH Reader Board: Provides scrolling messages and event information.
  • Falcon Flyer School Newsletters: School newsletter sent out about every six weeks with information, calendar updates, etc.(e-mailed to parents, hard copies also available)
  • Home Access Center (HAC): This is your one-stop shopping for access to viewing your child's grades, attendance, discipline and other information.
  • Teacher-to-Parent E-mail: One of the key ways to get direct information about what is happening in the classrooms.  Do not hesitate to connect with teachers regularly.
  • Scrolling PowerPoint Message in Main Office: Contains pictures, school related information and calendar updates.
  • Community and Parent Events:  Including, but not limited to, Student Prep Day (August), 7th Grade Summit Family BBQ (September), Back to School Night (September), Student Led Conferences (October and March), 6th Grade Parent Night (February), Donuts for Dads (October), Muffins for Moms (April/May), AVID Family Nights, Band, Choir, Orchestra Concerts, School Plays, Athletic Contests, Falcon Activity Nights, 9th Grade Awards Ceremony (June), School Talent Show, Veterans Day Assembly, Booster Club Meetings, Honoring Cultures Events at Spring Fair (April), and Recognition Breakfasts

Technology Goal:

At Aylen, our goal is to regularly take advantage of the new technology tools put before us. We will continue to promote technology as a learning tool, for both staff and students, that when used effectively will support teaching and learning with seamless integration throughout the curriculum. Current class and school efforts include:

  • Use of mobile labs
  • Use of library, CTE and Digitools labs
  • Use of classroom microphones
  • Use of classroom Smartboards and projectors
  • Specific search engines, apps, and computer programs
  • Use of classroom document cameras
  • Daily PA announcements
  • Daily Channel 66  Morning News
  • Rolling lunchtime powerpoint presentations
  • Updating of our website
  • Use of Schoology and Home Access Center
  • Blackboard Connect Phone Messaged and Emails
  • Aylen Facebook
  • PeachJar (PSD/AJH e-fliers)
  • AJH Reader Board