• Our School

    Cougar Creek Elementary School opened in the fall of 2003. In addition to the traditional K-5 classrooms, Cougar Creek has a self-contained life skills classroom, an autism classroom, a special education resource room, and a learning assistance program (LAP), serving students in reading. Speech, Occupational Therapy, and English as a Second Language services are also available for students who qualify. Music, PE, library and a mobile computer lab enhance our general academic program.
     
     
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    Student Learning Goals

    Goal 1 - Read with comprehension, write with skill, and communicate effectively and responsibly in a variety of ways and settings;

    Goal 2 - Know and apply the core concepts and principles of mathmatics: social, physical, and life sciences: civics and history; geography; art; and health and fitness;

    Goal 3 - Think analytically, logically, and creatively, and integrate experience and knowledge to form reasoned judgement and solve problems;

    Goal 4 - Understand the importance of work and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect career and educational opportunites.
     

    School Improvement Goals

    Math
    To increase the number of students meeting the math standard on the MSP:
          3rd Grade - from 63.3% to 69.6% by June 2011
          4th Grade - from 44.7% to 48.0% by June 2011
          5th Grade - from 32.5% to 35.7% by June 2011
     
    Reading
    To increase the number of students meeting the reading standard on the MSP:
     
                    3rd Grade - from 83.3% to 91.6% by June 2011
                    4th Grade - from 63.4% to 69.7% by June 2011
                    5th Grade - from 70.0% to 77.0% by June 2011
     
     
    In addition to the MSP, which is given to all third, fourth, and fifth graders, the following assessments are used to monitor student learning and guide instruction:

    Kindergarten: Brigance Inventory

    First Grade: Informal sound and sight word assessment
     
    First through Fifth Grades: Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) in math and reading, Dibels in reading

    All Grades: District Writing Assessment

    The district provides staff with a number of professional development days each year. These days are used to analyze assessment data and improve instructional strategies to meet the diverse needs of our students.
     
     

    Parent Involvement

    Cougar Creek Elementary School is fortunate to have dedicated parents working to support their children and the school. Whether volunteering in the classrooms, supporting special events and activities, or helping students at home, parents are a valuable part of the team working for Cougar Creek students.

    A strong PTA supports the programs of Cougar Creek the human and financial resources.

    You are invited to share your time and talents with us as a volunteer. For more information contact the school at 360-652-4517.

Last Modified on October 12, 2010