Indiana, Michigan Educators To Visit Merrillville Schools
April 3, 2014 — Merrillville Community Schools —
Several representatives from the Michigan Department of Education, along with representatives from the Indiana Department of Education, are set to visit the Merrillville Community School Corporation on April 9 and 10.
The Michigan Department of Education requested the site-visit to Merrillville schools after Merrillville’s recent keynote address and breakout sessions at the Michigan Principals Academy in Lansing, Michigan. The Michigan Department of Education will learn about effective strategies in working with students to bring out their greatest potential.
Merrillville School representatives will provide insights into Literacy and Mathematics instructional strategies, behavioral strategies utilizing the Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports System, technology such as Fast ForWord, motivational strategies such as Monday Morning Meetings at the elementary level and the iPATCH program at the high school. All of these and more make up the “Merrillville Advantage”.
Over the past three years, Salk Elementary School has been named a Title 1 Distinguished school, a Model School by the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color, and a Blue Ribbon school by the Indiana and U.S. Departments of Education.
Merrillville High School has been named a Model School by the International Center for Leadership in Education, a Model School by the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color, and a Bronze Medalist by U.S. News and World Reports.
These two schools in addition to others in the Merrillville Community School Corporation have had remarkable results working with students who have been educationally disadvantaged. These schools have earned an “A” each of the past three years by the Indiana Department of Education based upon ISTEP+ and End of Course Assessment scores, College and Career Readiness, and Graduation Rate.