Eagle View Elementary is part of the Pequot Lake School District (ISD #186) located between the communities of Pequot Lakes and Breezy Point in northern Minnesota. Eagle View Elementary serves approximately 620 students in kindergarten through grade 4. Early Childhood Family Education programs and Early Childhood Special Education programs are also housed at Eagle View. Approximately 30% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch, which reflects the level of poverty in the surrounding community. Eagle View Elementary is able to provide targeted Title I services to students who qualify based on academic need.
Eagle View Elementary prides itself on a strong reputation for providing a rigorous, student-focused learning experience. Students are provided high-quality instruction throughout their school day in all content areas. Students also receive a well-rounded educational experience with Physical Education, Art and Music on a rotating schedule. During the school year Eagle View will continue to focus on providing each child with new challenges that will result in a rewarding school experience “Inspiring a passion for learning to ensure success for every student.” Academic emphasis on the core content areas of reading, language arts, science, social studies, and math will remain a priority as well as providing a learning program that aligns with the state standards. Our commitment will be to provide our students with research based instructional practices and learning opportunities that enhance their academic growth.
Eagle View Elementary provides targeted Title I services for students needing support in literacy and math and social/emotional development. Eagle View’s focus on Patriot Pride - Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe~ has begun to streamline the efforts with school-wide programs such as anti-bullying initiatives. Classroom meetings based on the Responsive Classroom model are being implemented in our classrooms through daily classroom meetings focusing on classroom community and monthly character education themes. This approach helps teachers create classrooms of respect and responsibility. Eagle View Elementary maintains a full time school social worker who works with students experiencing social, emotional and behavioral difficulties.In addition to a focus on research-based, high quality instruction during the school day, Pequot Lakes Schools have made it a priority to provide quality extended school day programming options to the students. After school and summer school programs focus on building reading and math skills as well as providing students with opportunities to learn through hands-on experiences. Eagle View Elementary works to coordinate after school and extended year programs for students to increase confidence and improve learning of skills.
The staff at Eagle View Elementary facilitates professional growth through grade level professional learning communities (PLCs) and mixed grade level study groups which keep them informed of the latest research and best practices for instruction. Study groups meet monthly throughout the school year and the PLCs meet weekly. As part of the study group process, staff review professional literature by leading researchers in education. PLC meetings are focused on academic instruction through aligning curriculum with current standards and consistent pacing of the lesson. Staff analyze data and examine student work with colleagues and discuss strategies that are successful and also ways to improve instruction in an effort to meet the needs of all learners in their classroom. PLCs use data driven decision making during meetings to review student data, differentiate instruction for students, and monitor student progress. Grade level teams meet to review formal assessment data such as Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments-III (MCA-III), Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark levels, STAR assessment for reading and math as informal curriculum based measures. Teams adjust programming and individual interventions if individual students are not making progress based on those conversations. An important focus in these discussions has also been to ensure that we are not only supporting students below targets but also challenging our higher achieving students.
Lastly, research has shown the significance of providing early intervention and preschool programming as part of efforts towards closing the achievement gaps for students of poverty. Eagle View Elementary houses ECFE preschool classroom and one Headstart classroom. Evidence has shown how important the role of preschool is in early intervention for students as they begin their educational career in kindergarten with more equitable literacy and language experiences.
Eagle View Elementary School continues to fulfill the mission of developing life-long learners in an ever-changing world. The staff at Eagle View are dedicated to student achievement, creating positive school culture, and partnering with families and the community in order to enhance the educational experience for all students.
For more information on:
Minnesota’s Accountability System under ESEA and Multiple Measures Rating (MMR) System
MDE - MN Report Cardhttp://education.state.mn.us/MDE/SchSup/ESEAFlex/FedAccount/041812