MUNISING PUBLIC SCHOOLS
HIGHWAY M-28 WEST, SUITE B
MUNISING, MI 49862
School Annual Education Report (AER) Cover Letter
May 31, 2018
Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2016-17 educational progress for the Munising Middle/High School. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability, and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Pete Kelto, Superintendent/6-12 Principal, for assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site https://goo.gl/fvHNc9 (SEE Q.4 AND Q.5 OF THE 2017-18 AER FAQ DOCUMENT FOR DIRECTIONS), or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school.
For the 2016-17 school year, schools were identified using new definitions and labels as required in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school is one that has at least one underperforming student subgroup. An Additional Targeted Support (ATS) school is one that has three or more underperforming student subgroups. A Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school is one whose performance is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases, no label is given.
Our school has not been given one of these labels.
One of the key challenges our school is committed to improve, is to increase the amount of students proficient on the M-Step in all of our subgroups. In an effort to help achieve this, we have a established a second block of math class each day for students that were not proficient on the previous year’s M-Step test. We also continue to utilize our Peer-to-Peer program that matches up an upperclassman with a student with special needs on a daily basis. In addition, we continue to do NWEA testing three times per school year to help identify areas where our students can improve academically.
State law requires that we also report additional information:
1. Students are assigned to Munising Middle/High School based on their grade level. All students in grades 6 through 12 attend Munising Middle/High School.
2. The School Improvement Plan is monitored and adjusted annually by the School Improvement Team. The team meets monthly throughout the school year.
3. Munising Public Schools has no specialized schools in the district.
4. Munising Middle/High School uses the core curriculum developed by the Michigan Department of Education. A combination of Common Core, Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCEs), and High School Content Expectations (HSCEs) is used to cover the Michigan Merit Curriculum. The entire curriculum, including the Michigan Merit Curriculum, can be accessed at the Michigan Department of Education website at www.michigan.gov/mde/.
5. All aggregate student achievement results for nationally normed achievement tests are included in the AER data that there is a link to in the second paragraph of this cover letter.
6. During the 2015-2016 school year, 157 students had a parent or guardian attend Parent-Teacher Conferences. This represented 43% of our student body. During the 2016-2017 school year, 104 students had a parent or guardian attend Parent-Teacher Conferences. This represented 29% of our student body. We believe a change to a Friday evening may have lowered the amount of parents/guardians attending the conferences.
7. The following is also part of our report:
a. Munising Middle/High School had 23 dual enrollment/concurrent enrollment students during the 2015-2016 school year, and 26 dual enrollment/concurrent enrollment students during the 2016-2017 school year. The 26 students represents approximately 12% of our high school enrollment.
b. During the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years, Munising Middle/High School offered one college equivalent course, Honors English, where students earned concurrent credit through St. Norbert College.
c. During the 2015-2016 school year, 23 students were enrolled in a college equivalent course, which represented 11% of our student body. During the 2016-2017 school year, 22 students were enrolled in a college equivalent course, which represented 10% of our student body.
d. During the 2015-2016 school year, 23 students earned college credit in our concurrent college credit Honors English course. This represented 100% of the students enrolled in the course. During the 2016-2017 school year, 22 students earned college credit in ourconcurrent college credit Honors English course. This represented 100% of the students enrolled in the course.
We are once again extremely proud of the performance and achievement of our Munising Middle/High School students, and are equally proud of the dedication and professionalism of our teaching and support staff. Please do not hesitate to call me at 906-387-2103, extension 259, to learn more about our school.