Title I, Part A: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
- Identifying students experiencing academic difficulties and providing timely assistance to help these students meet the State’s challenging content standards.
- Purchasing supplemental: staff, programs, materials, and supplies.
- Conducting parent and family engagement meetings, training's, and activities.
Title I is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools. The amount of money given to each school depends on the number of low-income families enrolled in the school.
- Increase academic achievement.
- Provide direct instructional support to students.
- Provide professional development for teachers.
- Promote parent and family education and involvement.
The main goal of Title I is to provide a higher quality education for every child.
|Alena Crawford||(850) 926-3641|
|Stan Ward||(850) 962-4881|
|Simeon Nelson||(850) 926-2664|
|Nick Weaver||(850) 926- 7155|
Coast Charter School
|Jeffrey LaChapelle||(850) 925-6344|
September's Virtual Event: Annual Title I MeetingPlease complete the following survey after watching the presentation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CRKFQF6
November's Virtual Event: Read, Wakulla!
Read, Wakulla! is the theme of November’s Title I Parent and Family Engagement virtual event. As part of this event, there is a read-aloud video of a picture book for each grade level to watch with your child. A special thank you to Medart Elementary for our read-aloud videos. As a follow-up activity, encourage your child to take the Accelerated Reader (AR) quiz for the book!
Kindergarten – Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman
1st Grade – I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! by Jill Esbaum, illustrated by Gus Gordon
2nd Grade – The Monster Who Lost His Mean by Tiffany Strelitz Haber, illustrated by Kirstie Edmunds
3rd Grade – Those Darn Squirrels! by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri
4th Grade – A Quiet Place by Douglas Wood, illustrated by Dan Andreasen
5th Grade – Mousetronaut by Mark Kelly, illustrated by C.F. Payne
You can watch the video as many times as you want and pausing to ask your child probing questions before, during and after the read-aloud to develop their reading skills.
Reading Resources for Parents:
Before, During and After Reading Questions
Wakulla’s Read-At-Home Plans for Student Success
After watching the read-aloud(s) and viewing the Parent Resources, please take the following survey to help us plan future Title I events! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XY6QB83
Please watch this introduction video from the principal of Riversink Elementary School, Simeon Nelson.
STEM education refers to the subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and is usually presented through hands-on and relevant real-world learning experiences. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators.
The U.S. Department of Education outlines that parents do not need STEM degrees to help children learn science. Armed with just a magnifying glass and going outside, parents can teach kids about the world by asking children to observe, ask questions, and think about what they see about everything, from bugs to mud puddles.
For January’s Title I Virtual Event, Wakulla County School District would like to introduce you to a free STEM resource called Mystery Science.
Mystery Science offers online science activities that are super easy to use and have outstanding content. Activities on specific topics are designed for students in kindergarten through fifth grade with the goal of developing a positive attitude toward science. All lessons are aligned with Florida’s Next Generation Science Standards.
You can access the informational flyer about how to log in to Mystery Science and complete the activities for this virtual event here:
Please take the brief survey after participating in this event: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D6DJXDM.
1. Watch this introdutory video from Crawfordville Elementary School.
2. Review the following handout about distinguished Black Americans with your child.
3. Complete the Black History Online Scavenger Hunt with your child to strengthen their research skills.
4. Learn about Florida's Black History Month student art and essay contest. Deadline for submissions is February 26th, 2021.
5. Take a brief survey about this virtual event at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TS5GZCQ.
Please watch this introdutory video from Shadeville Elementary School.
A summer slide is a decline in reading ability and other academic skills that can occur over the summer months when school is not in session. The number one thing you can do as a parent to prevent a summer slide is have your child read for at least 20-30 minutes every day.
Wakulla County Schools encourages your child to read the Sunshine Young Readers Award Books, along with other books, over the summer. All elementary schools will be open during the summer months for your child to come in to take an AR (Accelerated Reder) quiz on books they read. All tests taken during the summer will be included in their word count for the upcoming year.
You can search for books with corresponding AR quizzes through AR Bookfinder.
More information about the Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award program, including book titles, can be found by clicking the links below.
2021- 2022 SSYRA Jr. Books (Kindergarten – 2nd grade)
2021- 2022 SSYRA Books (Grades 3-5)
This month’s event also contains narrated presentations for 3rd through 5th grades of the standards and skills your child will experience in the upcoming year. Please click on the presentation for the grade level your child will be in next year.
The 2021-22 school year will be our first year of implementing Florida’s new B.E.S.T. Standards in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Please click on the following links to learn more about Florida’s B.E.S.T. Standards for ELA and Math.
Florida’s B.E.S.T. Standards for English Language Arts
Florida’s B.E.S.T. Standards for Mathematics
If you have not already done so, please complete your school's annual School Climate Survey. This survey can be accessed on the school's website.