This is an intervention program based on scientifically based reading research. The program is designed to be used with grades K-3 in order to ensure all children learn to read. Screening, assessments and progress monitoring conducted every two weeks are critical components that measure how well students are reading. Reading first incorporates the Five Big Ideas: Phonemic Awareness, Phonies, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension. This initiative is supported by the BIE.
This is a BIE supported math intervention program for grades K-8. It is intended to provide explicit, direct instruction targeted specifically at students’ individual needs. It is patterned after the Reading First initiative. Students are screened assessed and progress monitoring will occur every two weeks.
SPARK (Physical Education) Program
Physical education and health provide experiences for physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth. Objectives for physical education in the school include:
· Developing fundamental motor and manipulative skills,
· Developing, refining, and expressing enjoyment for creative movement,
· Developing basic skills and knowledge of games,
· Developing safety skills and working cooperatively with others in game situations,
· Promoting physical fitness, and
· Encouraging good sportsmanship and character traits.
Every elementary school student participates in structured physical education activity. Physical education is typically taught by Fitness Center Specialists.
In addition to Physical Education, the school promotes Health Education, within the spirit of the Alamo Wellness Policy. These include but are not limited to:
· Developing student skills to be responsible for their own
behaviors and to respect others,
· Developing skills to manage stress, deal with aggression or
bullying, and use positive methods to solve disputes,
· Developing skills to decrease behaviors that contribute to disease,
Injury or death, and
· Developing positive behaviors that provide higher levels of health.
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“It is the Vision of the Alamo Navajo School Board, Inc., that Alamo community members will attain physical, spiritual and emotional well-being; community and individual self-sufficiency; and realize harmony between tradition, cultural values, and the mainstream environment.”
“It is the Mission of the Alamo Navajo School Board, Inc., to provide the resources and services necessary to empower community members to attain good health and self-sufficiency through excellence in education. ANSB, Inc., will carry out its mission in the spirit of Indian Self-Determination and local decision making in the planning and administration of its programs.”