Parkway offers a variety of intervention opportunities to meet the needs of all students. Below are some of the interventions currently being offered. 

  1. 90 Minutes of Math Instruction Daily - All students have 90 minutes of math instruction. This allows teachers to differentiate instruction and provides additional time to practice skills/concepts within the classroom.
  2. IXL – Parkway uses this math computer program to provide additional practice and differentiate instruction based upon student skills. Since this program is web-based, students can also access it from their home computer for additional practice.
  3. 5th and 6th Grade Math Extensions - Students are regrouped for 45 minutes 3-4 times a week based upon their understanding of the specific skill. These groups are flexible so students can move between groups based upon needs.
  4. 5th Grade Reading Extensions - Students are regrouped for 45 minutes 3 times a week (every other week) based upon their understanding of the specific skill. These groups are flexible so students can move between groups based upon needs.
  5. 6th Grade Study Hall - This class is offered during 6th grade rotation time and focuses upon students who failed two classes in a quarter or continue to struggle with one F and Ds. A para-professional works with this small group of students to provide additional homework and classwork support.
  6. GLAD Trained Teachers - Parkway has eleven teachers who are GLAD trained. GLAD (Guided Language Aquisition Design) provides teachers with thirty different research-based instructional strategies proven to increase student achievement.
  7. Strategic Reading Intervention – This class is designed for students who need intensive reading instruction. Students are served ½ hour every day outside the CORE reading instruction time.
  8. Early Bird Book Club - Students are invited to come into Mrs. Mickelsen's classroom before school to read.
  9. Tiger Time – The master schedule has been adjusted to provide additional time outside CORE instruction to increase student achievement. Students are assigned mandatory tutoring with their respective teacher if….they need additional time on a specific concept, didn’t complete homework/classwork, are receiving a D or F in the class, or student can self assign. Students who are not assigned to tutoring can choose from a variety of other activities (board games, computer lab, arts/crafts, kickball, library, memory books, etc.) There have been several positive comments regarding this intervention: teachers love having the additional time with students, it is making a difference on student achievement, teachers are tutoring their students so they know what needs to be done, students are not missing recess time, there are positive rewards for students who are working hard, and students are not missing core instruction. Below is what a typical week looks like.
    1. Mondays – 15 minutes for student Goal Setting (weekly and monthly) with CORE teacher
    2. Tuesdays – 30 minutes: 6th Grade Language Arts tutoring and 5th Grade Math tutoring OR student chosen activities
    3. Wednesdays – 30 minutes: 6th Grade Math tutoring OR student chosen activities and 5th Grade activities (character traits, bullying, etc) with their CORE teacher.
    4. Thursdays – 30 minutes: 6th Grade Science tutoring and 5th Grade Math/Science tutoring OR student chosen activities
    5. Fridays – 30 minutes: Tiger Time Activities (character traits, bullying, prep for student led conferences, etc.) with CORE teacher.
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