Fruit Street School Highlights
Academic Excellence & Quality Instructional Program
- The end of year cumulative math assessment average score was a 91.
- The students at the Fruit Street School set a target goal of decreasing the number of students not meeting proficiency on the 4th quarter fact fluency pre-test when compared to the post test. The Fruit Street School met this goal by over 10%
- This was the first year of the updated enVision Math Series.
- 49% of students in grades 1-3 are reading at the advanced level. The students ended the school year reading at the mid-year mark for the 2016-2017 school year. This is a +16% increase from 14-15.
- 88% of students in grades 1-3 met the end of year benchmark.
- Kindergarten – 86% of students reading at or above the benchmark.
- Teachers participated in the EMA 598 course sponsored by the Bangor School Department and the University of Maine.
- 100% of the teachers used the Fruit Street School bookroom.
- 100% of the teachers completed a coaching cycle with the literacy coach. The focus remained on math, reading, and writing workshop.
- Teachers have enrolled in the EEL 539 – Literacy Teaching and Learning in the K-8 Classroom for the 2016-2017 school year.
- Learning Targets are posted in all classrooms.
- Special Education teachers attended professional development meetings focused on aligning IEP goals with the common core guidelines.
- Teachers met weekly to discuss the updated EnVision math series and determine best instructional practices for each Topic.
- 63% of teachers have a master’s degree.
- Teachers participated in the two PEAK Nights centered on Literacy and Math.
- 100% of the teachers are Highly Qualified.
- Mr. and Mrs. White provided the 3rd grade students with a rock and mineral presentation to go along with their science unit.
Environment for Success
- The Average Daily Attendance was 95.94% at the Fruit Street School.
- Fruit Street School is offered 3 community school sessions.
- 1st Session — 74 students
- 2nd Session — 114 students
- 3rd Session — 122 students
- Total — 310 participants in community school
- Students participated in whole school events such as: Annual Art Show, 3rd Grade Concert and All-City Grade 3 Concert, and the 2nd Grade Play.
- The students from the Fruit Street School were fortunate to attend a Bangor Varsity Football and a visit from “Sam the Ram” during Bangor Day.
- Mrs. Libby, art teacher, with the help from the Minsky Grant was able to have a clay artist visit the school. Every student was able to complete a piece of artwork using the clay.
- The Fruit Street School PTO has a very successful year with many school wide activates such as: winter carnival, fall and spring book fair, ice cream social, spaghetti supper, and supporting our students whenever a need would arise.
- Student athletes from Husson University participated in the Community Reading Day.
- Mr. Mike Pullen, local architect, visited the 3rd grade classrooms to talk about the historic architecture located in Bangor. The annual visit coincides with the 3rd grade “Downeast to Bangor” unit.