Walnut Hill Elementary

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

WELCOME!!! My name is Nikki Longlee and I am incredibly proud to serve as Principal of Walnut Hill Elementary. I’ve had the true honor of serving as Classroom Teacher, Instructional Facilitator, and Assistant Principal for the past 16.5 years in the Omaha Public Schools. I grew up OPS proud and attended this wonderful school district as a student myself. I believe that ALL children will succeed with the proper nurturing and support. It is my priority to ensure all students at Walnut Hill thrive.

 We have strong history at Walnut Hill and the dedicated staff, supportive families and amazing students make it THE very best place to be. We encourage anyone that is interested in finding out more about our school to reach out. When it is safe, we invite you to tour the building, sit in on a class or volunteer. We would love to show you what we do!

 At Walnut Hill students are KNOWN, LOVED and INSPIRED. Here at Walnut Hill we are moving UP every day.

Respectfully Yours,

Nikki Longlee
nicole.longlee@ops.org
531-299-2200

We Have Missed You!

 Meal Information: School Division's Grab and Go meal program begins March 23 | News ...


OPS is offering breakfast and lunch meal pick up for our students. Starting August 31st you will be able to pick up meals for multiple days and you will be able to choose your pick up location. Distribution will take place on Mondays for Monday and Tuesday meals and on Wednesdays for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday meals. You must preregister to reserve your meals for September. Breakfast is served at no cost, lunch is charged as usual.

For more information and to register, please go to OPS.org and click on the Meals 2 Go icon.  If you need assistance please contact Brenda Hanafan at Walnut Hill or call nutrition services  at 531-299-0230. 

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Walnut Hill Elementary
4355 Charles Street
Omaha, NE 68131-1023

Phone: (531) 299-2200
Fax: (402) 554-8638


 

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Walnut Hill Elementary is located at 4355 Charles Street. Approximately 500 students attend Walnut Hill Elementary. Class sizes in grades kindergarten through grade three are approximately 18 students. The intermediate classrooms have 22 students. In recent years, the student population has seen a significant increase in those qualifying for the English as a Second Language program.

Walnut Hill Elementary continues to search for ways to include and learn from the richly diverse community it has served for so many years.

The mission statement for Walnut Hill Elementary states that "students will meet high learning standards in a safe, caring environment.

"Walnut Hill Elementary boasts an active Adopt-a-School partnership with McDonalds, Pfizer Inc, and support from The Midlands Community Chapter of the National Management Association.

The Parent Teacher Association also actively supports and benefits the school community.

Walnut Hill School Improvement Plan

 

Walnut Hill Elementary School Improvement Plan

At-a-Glance, 2020-2021

School Improvement Criteria

Coaching Look-Fors

English Language Arts:

  • By 2021, we will increase the percentage of students identified as being on track or college and career ready from 19% to 24% on NSCAS-ELA.
  • By 2021, we will increase percentage of students meeting or exceeding projected growth on MAP assessment from              47% to 52%.

Content Specific Strategies

  1. Provide daily guided reading instruction using the Literacy Continuum 
  2. Provide students with daily literacy opportunities that build rigor during independent reading 
  3. Provide instructional support to students needing additional assistance through a variety of intervention 

  • Learning goals posted, 1-2-1
  • Evidence of Lesson plans that reflect A+ Curriculum Guides
  • Gradual release of instruction
  • Evidence of differentiated instruction
  • Guided Reading instruction based on F&P Continuum, student level/needs
  • Conferring/students writing time
  •  Evidence of engagement
  • Checks for Understanding utilized throughout lesson

Best Instructional Practices Handbook: Sections 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 12, 15

Math:

  • By 2021, we will increase the percentage of students identified as being on track or college and career ready from 24% to 29% on NSCAS-MATH.
  • By 2021, we will increase percentage of students meeting or exceeding projected growth on MAP assessment from              47% to 52%.

Content Specific Strategy: 

  1. Engage all students in high-quality tasks that promote reasoning and sense-making and support productive struggle 
  2. Provide opportunities for students to engage in discourse and make connections between mathematical ideas and representations through activities and Spiral Review  
  3. Utilize Common Assessments along with other data sources such as NSCAS, MAP, ongoing formative assessments, etc. as a part of the instructional process

  • Learning goals posted, 1-2-1
  • Evidence of Go Math Curriculum
  • Evidence of manipulatives, accessible to students, modeled by the teacher
  • Use of Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract sequence of instruction
  • Math discourse embedded in real world context
  • Common assessments administered and analyzed by grade level teams
  • Evidence of differentiated instruction
  • Evidence of engagement
  • Checks for Understanding utilized throughout lesson

Best Instructional Practices Handbook: Sections 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 12, 15

Science

  • By 2021, we will increase the percentage of students identified as being on track or college and career ready from 33% to 38% on NSCAS-Science.
  • By 2021, we will increase percentage of students meeting or exceeding projected growth on MAP assessment from           35% to 40%.

Content Specific Strategy: 

  1. Provide opportunities for students to engage in the Science and Engineering Practices to demonstrate understanding of the Disciplinary Core Ideas and Crosscutting Concepts  
  2. Students will utilize viable curriculum according the course and pacing guides 

  • Learning goals posted, 1-2-1
  • Gradual release of instruction
  • Evidence of Science and Engineering Practices to demonstrate understanding of the Disciplinary Core Ideas and Crosscutting Concepts with support of science curriculum 
  • Common assessments administered, analyzed by teams
  • Literacy/Language-rich science classrooms
  • Evidence of Inquiry and investigations

Best Instructional Practices Handbook: Sections 1, 2, 8, 12, 14, 15

MTSSB:

  • By 2021, we will increase the use of Effective Classroom Practices as measured by an increased score on the Tier 1 Self-Assessment Survey (SAS) and Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI).
  • In 2021, 80% of students in Tier 2 intervention will successfully fade out as measured by Tier 2 criteria.

Content Specific Strategy: 

Implement schoolwide implementation of Tier 1 MTSS-B components with fidelity, including College-Bound Expectations matrix as well as Effective Classroom Practices.

  • Positive specific feedback, 4:1
  • Safe Seat
  • Use of Walnut Hill Flow Chart to discourage inappropriate behavior
  • Evidence of MTSS-B Eight Effective Classroom Practices

MTSS-B Tier 1 & Tier 2 Guides

 

Click here to access the Title 1 School-wide Plan


This handbook is prepared to serve as a guide to Walnut Hill Elementary students and families. In it you will find the policies and procedures that are followed at Walnut Hill. We hope that you will find this handbook a convenient reference during the school year. 

 

Click HERE to access Walnut Hill's Student and Parent Handbook.

 

BOXTOPS for Education

             

There are many products that carry the for Box Tops for Education logo.  Boxtops are a great way for Walnut Hill to raise funds by simply collecting these labels.  We earn 10 cents for every label we collect, and this goes to support additional activities for Walnut Hill students and families. 

Make it a family mission to be on the look out for Box Tops.  Clip them and send to school with your child.  You can also visit https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/clip/Brands.aspx for lists of products that carry the Box Tops for Education label.  We appreciate your support. You can contact Mrs. Bentley if you have any questions about this fundraiser.

                                                                                                        

 

 

Parent's Right to Know Clause

At the beginning of each school year, any District that accepts Title I, Part A funding must notify parents that they can request information regarding their child's teacher and his/her qualifications, including certification and endorsements.  Parents can also request information about paraprofessionals working with their children.  Nebraska requires each parent a timely notice that their child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not NCLB qualified.