Special Education

Welcome!

Dear Parents:Good communication between home and school is essential to the success of every student. The start of a new school year is the perfect opportunity to open an exchange of ideas between the parents and teachers. We encourage you to contact us with any comments or concerns you might have.

During the coming school year, we will be contacting your son or daughter’s teachers on a regular basis to monitor his or her progress. If areas of concern are brought to our attention, we will first notify your student and discuss any problems they may be experiencing. We will be emphasizing problem-solving techniques that they may use and encourage them to resolve the difficulty on their own. If problems persist we will then notify you and make you aware of the situation.

We encourage you to contact each classroom teacher as well as our special education staff with your concerns. We will be happy to answer any question or help in any way. Thank you for your support. We hope to have a great school year.

Announcements

Parents of IEP Students
School personnel who provide related services to students are required to maintain written logs that contain the service provided, the date, and the number of minutes administered. These related service logs must be made available to parents/guardians during the student’s annual review IEP meeting and anytime upon request. These service logs are considered part of a student’s temporary school records. 

Class Supply List
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Special Education
Goals and Standards

Accommodations and Modifications Available

Students should come prepared to work independently and will receive help from a resource teacher as needed. We touch base with all students daily.

1. Test-taking procedure:

Resource assistance is available to have tests read or re-taken as needed.

The student will stay in their classroom during test time and work as much as they can. They are to write “resource” on the top of test, or tell the teacher that they want extra time to finish the test in their study hall. The test will then come to resource study hall and the student may have extra time to finish the test or they may ask for assistance with reading.
2. Resource help is available to review and re-teach material as needed.

3. Resource teachers can help students work on projects and arrange to have extra time in the library as needed.

4. Resource teachers can help to copy edit written assignments.

5. Resource teachers can arrange for extra time to complete assignments

6. Lecture notes can be copied when appropriate.

7. Short stories can be read aloud to students or they may listen to stories on tape (as appropriate)

8. Modified curriculum materials may be provided as appropriate.

9. Modified tests may be given as appropriate (word banks, modified list of words for matching, etc.)

10. Resource teachers may provide a liaison between a student and a teacher as needed.

What kind of help can you get in Resource Study Hall?

English Class

· reading short stories and novels
· writing paragraphs and essays
· proof-reading assignments
· research in the Library
· studying for tests

Math Class

· Re-learning new concepts taught in class
· Homework help
· Studying for tests

Science and Social Studies and Health and Vocational Classes

· Reading material from books
· Homework
· Getting notes
· Studying for tests
· Taking tests
· Researching material in library
· Writing papers

Test taking policy
Resource assistance is available to have most tests read or re-taken as needed.

The student will stay in their classroom during test time and work as much as they can. They are to write “resource” on the top of test, or tell the teacher that they want extra time to finish the test in their study hall. The test will then come to resource study hall and during the student’s resource period, the student may have extra time to finish the test or they may ask for assistance with reading.

Resource Students’ Responsibilities

1. Come to resource prepared to work, not to talk or socialize.
2. Bring all materials daily to study hall to work on. You will be working on class work or reading every day
3. Complete all homework at home when possible.
4. Listen in class
5. Make every effort to take notes
6. Request all make up work when absent as soon as you return to class.
7. If students are on the weekly “F” list, they will work on that subject until they are off the list.
8. Communicate with Resource teachers (If we don’t know what the problem is, we can’t help)

· Request accommodations needed.
· Communicate all difficulties

9. Communicate with classroom teachers:

· find out what your assignments are
· show good faith by getting assignments completed
· make arrangements to get extra help before or after school
· make arrangement to make up, re-take or finish tests in resource

Resource Room Rules

This is a working study hall. You are getting credit for being in this study hall. We have high expectations for everyone. You are here to get help, or get notes, or get assignments, study for tests, and do your work.

  1. Pick up your manila folder on your way to your desk and get out your passbook. This is how your attendance is taken.
    2. Fill in your passbook with your assignments so far including any homework from the day before. Write what you did in your classes. Write in your folder the work you will be doing for the period. (If you do not have your passbook, get out a piece of paper, write the classes and what you did in the classes.)
    3. Teachers will go over the passbook assignments with you and help to fill in as necessary.
    4. At the end of the period, have a resource teacher sign off on your work for the day.
    5. Test taking procedure: The student will stay in their classroom during test time and work as much as they can. They are to write “resource” on the top of test, or tell the teacher that they want extra time to finish the test in their study hall. The test will then come to resource study hall and the student may have extra time to finish the test or they may ask for assistance with reading.
    6. We expect you to respect everyone’s right to have a quiet environment. This is not playtime!
    7. No Passes!!!! Go to lockers and restrooms before resource study hall.
    8. Come prepared to work on something the ENTIRE period. If you do not, we will assign you extra work or you will be given an “unprepared”. Remember you are getting credit to work on your grades.
    9. If you are not passing a class, bring those materials to resource whether you have homework or not.
    10. Three “tardies” or three “unprepareds” result in a detention from the Dean’s office.
RESOURCE ROOM COMPUTER USE

1. NO INTERNET ACCESS WITHOUT CHECKING WITH TEACHER

2. NO GAMES OF ANY KIND FROM ANY INTERNET SOURCE

3. NO E-MAIL OR IM ACCESS OF ANY KIND

Department Documents

 

Dear Parents and How Can Resource Help
How can resource help?

SE Course Book
Departmentalized Special Education Classes

Community Resources 

** WCSEA (Woodford County Special Education Association)

** ACES (www.aces4families-woodfordcounty.com)

Murphy, Morgan

Department Chair 309-367-4151 extension:  224 voicemail:  224 mmurphy@mths.us

Cooper, Jake

Faculty
jcooper@mths.us

Costello, Letha

Special Education Aide
309-367-4151
extension:  607
lcostello@mths.us

Fandel, Dan

Faculty
309-367-4151
extension:  244
dfandel@mths.us

Karch, Jessica

Faculty
309-367-4151
extension:  602
voicemail:  602
jkarch@mths.us

Kasap, Jim

Faculty
309-367-4151
extension:  235
voicemail:  141
jkasap@mths.us

Mary Bishop

Special Ed. Aide

Jennifer Lucas

Special Ed. Aide

Zobrist, Amy

309-367-4151 extension:  237 voicemail:  237 azobrist@mths.us