Schoolwide Title I
Westmont Hilltop Elementary School is a Schoolwide Title I building. A schoolwide program is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title I building. The primary goal of a Schoolwide Title I building is to ensure that all students, particularly those who are lower-achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement on Pennsylvania Academic Standards and PA Core Standards.
The emphasis of a schoolwide program is on serving all students, improving all structures that support student learning, and combining all resources, as allowed, to achieve a common goal. Schoolwide programs maximize the impact of Title I.
Our schoolwide plan was developed with the help of parents, teachers, and administrators. The schoolwide plan is evaluated annually to determine whether the academic achievement of all students has improved, particularly the lower-achieving students.
As a schoolwide building, the staff is looking at all students' assessment data regularly. Any student displaying a deficit in any reading area is eligible to receive additional support to help that student become proficient. The support offered will be very flexible.
As a Title I Schoolwide building, all students are considered Title I students, and all teachers are considered Title I teachers. Materials purchased with federal dollars can be used throughout the building for all students and all teachers. Your student will be able to receive additional support from any staff members.
Because all students are Title I students, all parents are encouraged to become involved as Title I parents. Parent involvement is a vital piece of the Title I program. Parent workshops are offered to support parents and their students. There is a Parent Advisory Council that meets annually to review the schoolwide plan, parent involvement policies, develop parent workshops, and help develop the Title I program. All parents are invited to participate!
As part of the Title I program's federally required documentation, all Title I families will be asked to review a compact. The compact is a promise that the school, the parents, and the student will all work toward helping the student become a proficient reader.
WHSD Connect for Success Parent Workshop Series
Virtual zoom link
December 7, 2022—Emotional Quotient: This session will explore tips for fostering empathy in our children. Join us as we discuss Emotional intelligence as a critical soft skill for effective collaboration, interpersonal relationships, and good communication.
February 8, 2023—Literacy Bridges: The impact of literacy in education is vital, particularly in the early years. Join us to explore some of the interactive tips for promoting the reading/writing connection at home and how parents can partner with schools in this pursuit.
April 5, 2023—Helping Your Child Succeed in School: This session will focus on the success mindset and how we can model positive, productive interactions. Parents and their children are both welcome to attend this learning opportunity, and we will participate in a parent/child book talk.
I hope you can join our parent series sessions to collaborate, communicate and network with other parents!
Together, we are better!
Connect for Success Parent Workshop-Click here for slide presentation
The power of partnerships is our focus for this four-part series that the Westmont-Hilltop SD will be offering as a Title 1 service. Come join us as we connect, collaborate, and create a deeper understanding of the vital connection between school and home. We will explore a different theme each time we meet, and I cordially invite you to join all of our workshop sessions. We will use the same zoom link for every scheduled session, and I hope you can carve out time in your hectic schedules to join us. These sessions are targeted for K-12 use with your children.