Copper Basin FUSD Board Meeting March 7, 2017.wmv

Copper Basin Mission
Our Mission as a learning community is to positively impact students by providing a path to success, as measured by State Standards, while instilling respect, perseverance, integrity, and mindfully meeting the needs to the whole child.

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This Week at Copper Basin

Happening this Week:

Monday, March 13 to Sunday, March 26, 2017: Spring Break

Monday, March 27, 2017: School resumes at 8:10 am

Location and Times

Address: 28682 N Main Street
San Tan Valley, AZ 85143

Office Line: 480-888-7500

Fax Line: 480-888-2134

Attendance Line: 480-888-7508

School Office Hours
: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

 Student Hours: 8:10 am to 3:20 pm
Early Release Days: 8:10 am to 1:00 pm
OCS: 3:20 pm to 5:00 pm

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Kindergarten Registration

Message from the Principal

Our 4th and 5th graders participated in a connectivity test for AzMerit in February along with schools across the district.  Students have been practicing with the sample tests provided online by ADE, and teachers are busy building our students’ confidence and familiarity with the test constructs.  We continue to plan for a smooth and stress free testing experience for our students in the weeks leading up to testing.

PLC’s are working together to identify common practices and areas for improvement school wide.  This opportunity to collaborate enhances student learning and focuses our teachers on essential learnings across the grade levels.  Currently the Math PLC is working on streamlining grading of formative assessments to share with the other PLC’s in the near future.   Specialists support our students during interventions, and Exceptional Student Services are collaborating to ensure grading practices are aligned across the grade levels.   

We continue to monitor and adjust our PBIS program. We have implemented new Dusty tickets to give out to the students. The goal is for each teacher to out three tickets per day. When a student earns a ticket they are sent to the office with the ticket filled out. Part of the Dusty ticket will be placed on a board that is displayed in the front office called Dusty Alley, the bottom part will be placed in a box for a teacher drawing, and the top portion will be taken home to celebrate the student’s achievement at home. When all 100 squares are filled up we draw squares and reward those students.  When we draw student names from the board we will also draw a couple of teacher names for some prizes too. This will help to build a positive culture for not only the students but the teachers as well.

Achievement is Mandatory (AIM) is a program Copper Basin is utilizing to ensure that 6th-8th grade students have the time and support necessary to pass their classes. One of the goals of AIM is to have fewer students in need of credit recovery. Students and their parents are notified at the end of each week of their eligibility for the program for the following week. Any student that has been remanded to AIM will be encouraged to stay Monday through Thursday until 5:00 pm with the Master Teacher or an administrator. So far, the response has been very positive.  On any given day, we have approximately 25 students taking advantage of this additional time and assistance.  As we get further into the program, the goal is to have fewer students getting behind on assignments, fewer students in AIM, and fewer students in need of credit recovery.

There are many positive things happening at Copper Basin. Discipline referrals are down from last year at this time. Last year we recorded 88 referrals. This year we have recorded 20 referrals. We had 15 students place at the district science fair. Collin Vaughan, an 8th grade student won the district’s science fair. We continue to incorporate social media to communicate with parents and the community. It is an exciting time to be a Dust Devil! 

Best Regards,

Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson, Principal

The Florence Unified School District is committed to developing future leaders with the character and academic excellence necessary to meet the challenges of life.
            Kids First
            Inspiring students and staff
            Doing our best, striving for excellence
            Setting high expectations for all

            Finding creative solutions for problems
            If educationally sound, it is achievable
            Respect: modeled, earned, and given
            Sharing a rigorous, relevant curriculum
            Trust: earned, to form a true partnership between staff, students, parents, and             community

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