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Superintendent Ann Clark issued an "incredibly bold challenge" to more than 600 attendees at the Summer Leadership Conference at Providence High Monday, June 22, 2015. Clark challenged all attendees to make CMS an extraordinary district by focusing on literacy and three particular groups of students: Third-graders, seventh graders and seniors. "I am challenging each and all of you to ensure that every third-grader in CMS is reading on grade level by the end of the year," said Clark. "I thought about this for months and as I look around this room, I know I made the right decision."
While reading isn't a challenge for most students, there were 5,244 second-graders who were not reading on grade level at the end of 2014-2015, Clark said.
"Dallas Cowboys Coach Jimmy Johnson once said the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra," said Clark. "We'll need to give these students that little extra to ensure success."
Clark encouraged every CMS employee to find a third-grader, seventh-grader or senior and dedicate time to helping them become extraordinary. "No matter what job you do, you can lead a student to success," said Clark. "One educator. One student. One year. One and one doesn't make three here -- it makes CMS extraordinary."
6/22/2015 Randi M. Davis
Every third grader below proficiency in reading will be paired with a mentor who is currently employed by CMS. The reading partner will meet with the third grader once a week for a total of 30 one-on-one sessions to work on comprehension skills. With social, emotional, and academic support, these students will reach proficiency by the end of the year and be prepared to enter 4th grade as college and career ready.
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