Rosy Mound School Annual Education Report

April 22, 2016

Dear Parents and Community Members:

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2014-15 educational progress for the Rosy Mound Elementary 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. Please contact Instructional Services Director Mary Jane Evink at 616.850.5075 if you need assistance.

The AER is available for you to review electronically here, or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school.

This years combined report data suggested continued strong academic achievement for our school. The building has continued to focus on student engagement through our Leader in Me program, however we have had an additional focus on the use of technology to enhance academic achievement. In many academic areas teacher have used technology to encourage greater ownership over learning.  In math, students have used technology to develop fluency in math.

State law requires that we also report additional information.  

Pupil Assignment
Rosy Mound School’s students are assigned to our building by geographic boundaries as well as schools of choice requests.

3 - 5 Year School Improvement Plan
Rosy Mound's School Improvement Plan is evaluated on an ongoing basis and revised as needed. The plan outlines in detail specific activities and strategies that have been identified to meet our academic and building goals.

Michigan State Standards
Grand Haven Area Public Schools has joined the state of Michigan in adopting Michigan's State Standards which include the Common Core State Standards. We continue to transition from the Grade Level Content Expectations and High School Content Expectations to fully adopt a more rigorous curriculum in English Language arts, math, and science. We will use the state standards in social studies until new standards are adopted. A copy of the core curriculum, its implementation, and how it may vary from state curriculum can be accessed by contacting the Office of Instructional Services at 616.850.5075.

Parent - Teacher Conference
Our school program is effective because of the consistent support from our parents.  In 2014-2015, 320 students (97 percent) in the fall and 318 students (96 percent) in the spring were represented by parents at parent-teacher conferences. In 2013-2014, 310 students (97 percent) in the fall and 308 students (96 percent) in the spring were represented by parents at parent-teacher conferences.

Overall Rosy Mound has had a very successful school year as evidenced by its recognition over multiple years as a Rewards school by the state of Michigan. In an effort to improve even further, the building continues in the process of becoming a "Leader In Me" school. This program has shown to be effective in not only raising achievement, but in better preparing students for future challenges.


Kevin Blanding, Principal
Rosy Mound Elementary School


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