Director of Student Services
Mrs. Dawn Stephanoff
Student Services Secretary
· More than 550 Individual Education Programs (IEP’s) were developed during the 2011-12 school year which identified services to address student needs. More than 300 students received services from support staff including: speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and work study opportunities.
· Green Schools has continued to meet “Adequate Yearly Progress” (AYP) which means students with special needs reached performance benchmarks on the state achievement tests (OAA and OGT).
· The Parent Mentor Program continued to offer assistance to parents, students, and staff through: monthly support meetings, consultations, agency contacts, a resource library, an after-school social skills program at Green Middle School and Green High School, and providing information on the district web site regarding children with disabilities.
· Case management services through Child Guidance and Family Solutions continued to offer services to students with emotional and behavior concerns at Green High School, Green Middle School, and Green Intermediate School.
· Approximately 25 students at Green High School worked in the community up to 20 hours each week to fulfill their IEP goals.
· Lisa Bowser, intervention specialist at Green Primary School, received the Outstanding Educator Award through the State Support Team Region 8.
· An autism classroom was started at Green Primary School which provided specialized services to address student needs.
Plans and Improvements:
· To make sure that all students with special needs continue to make progress and are provided an appropriate education through Green Schools.
· To provide greater inclusion opportunities for students with special needs in general education classrooms.
· Written Education Plans (WEPs) were developed for 350 gifted students in grades 1-12 which identified goals and services to be provided for each student.
· Twenty-one teachers and one administrator received training in gifted education through the ODE Javits Project.
· Provided enrichment activities for gifted students in classrooms K-12.
· Provided advanced math classes in grades 2-12 and advanced language arts classes in grades 6-12.
· Provided honors classes in grades 9-12 and Advanced Placement classes for students in grades 10-12.
· Provided post-secondary options for Green High School students,including dual enrollment classes, distance learning classes, and classes at area universities.
· Provided Spanish for high school credit at grade eight.
· Enrichment opportunities were provided through the following programs:
üOhio Math League Tournament
üJunior Mock Trial and Mock Trial
üLaws of Life Essay Contest
üJunior Academic Challenge and Academic Challenge
üGreen Arts Council
Plans and Improvements:
· Continue to implement state gifted standards to ensure gifted students receive quality services.
· Will offer additional Advanced Placement Classes at GHS in: Statistics, Environmental Science, World History, and Language Arts. Will add an honors class in Physics.