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T.E.A.M. Academy Presentation

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Our School's Foundation:

T
each,
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A
nd
M
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T.E.A.M.
) Academy strives for excellence both inside and outside the classroom. Our Mission Statement and our Educational Philosophy support and promote the goals of this academy, its teachers, the staff and its students.

Educational Philosophy:
We believe that each child is a unique individual in need of a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially. It is our desire as educators to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking and invites a sharing of ideas. We apply three elements that are conductive to establishing such an environment:
Mission Statement:
T.E.A.M Academy serves students in the greater Omaha metropolitan area from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. T.E.A.M Academy promises to:
Provide high quality academic programs for students by enabling the students with the skills they need to be accepted by and succeed in college.
Promote academic accomplishment, positive character development, healthy lifestyles and leadership skills.
The teacher acting as a guide
Allowing the child's natural curiosity to direct his/her learning
Promoting respect for all things and people
As a centrally located charter school, you will discover that our curriculum and methods are more progressive than the average school in Omaha.
Our school takes pride in making sure everybody - staff, faculty and administration - is responsible for each student's success.
Our campus and each building is specifically designed to allow teachers to effectively and creatively teach and empower our students to succeed. Our academic calendar is specifically designed to maximize the learning potential while still giving students and teachers their well-deserved break periods.
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Elementary School
WHAT STARTS HERE, CHANGES THE WORLD
Pre-K
through
4th Grade
Separated by pods, each grade level is able to work as a team while still maintaining the individual classroom experience
Main Entrance
Middle School
IT TAKES A WORLD OF DIFFERENCES TO MAKE A DIFFERENT WORLD
Incorporating lecture-style as well as standard classrooms, our students are able to learn in a variety of ways that can be tailored to help them succeed.
State-of-the-Art Auditorium
T.E.A.M.
Academy

Home of the
COLONIALS
media center in every classroom
AS I ENTER THESE DOORS I AM PREPARED TO LEARN
High School
5th - 8th grade
Infant-Toddler Early Learning Centers
Shared coat closet per 2 rooms
Each pod has a shared activity space with a mini-kitchen containing:
fridge
sink
water bottle refill station
Snack Station
with nutritious snacks
prepared each morning
by the high school
culinary program
Gymnasium
Dining Area
Platform/Stage
Outdoor Activity Space
Outdoor Activity Space
Indoor Activity Space
Creativity & Resource Center
Learning Labs
(for additional help in core subjects)
Student Nutrition Centers in each pod with fresh snacks
Main Entrance
Commons/Social Area
Healthy foods prepared each morning by students in the high school culinary program are brought over for the middle school students for a daily 2:00 snack time
9th - 12th grade
Advanced Science Labs
Private Courtyard
This allows students and teachers the opportunity for learning outside the classroom
Childcare area for faculty and staff
In addition to each student receiving a laptop, the high school has a computer lab
Main Entrance
Fitness Room
Meet the Faculty and Staff
Student Health Center
Student Health Center
Student Health Center
Academic
Excellence Committee
The Academic Excellence Committee is run by members of the faculty and staff which are elected annually at the end of each school year by a combination of their peers and parents of the students. They are responsible for most of the decisions made for the academy as a whole.
(excluding principals)
Superintendent
The superintendent watches over the daily operations of the entire academy. Responsibilities also include overseeing the financial distributions and answers to the committee by providing recommendations
Anchored
in
Excellence

Principals
Each school principal oversees the activities within their prospective school. They are also in charge of daily interactions with students and teachers and make recommendations to the superintendent.
Faculty
& Staff
Teachers

Maintenance

Custodial

Administrators
Counselors
Nurses
Security Personnel
Para-Professionals
Kitchen Staff
Librarian
The assistant principals are involved with daily interactions within their school and work directly with their principal. The assistant principals (along with the principals) all meet collectively on a monthly basis to discuss current strategies and future changes to the school.
Assistant Principals
Detailed Information About Our School
Population
Students
Teachers
Our open-enrollment lottery system allows for equal opportunity for every student in the greater Omaha metropolitan area.

Highest accommodations will be made for students with special requirements.
Each class has 10-15 students per 1 teacher. Our student population is as follows:
Early Learning Center...........60
Elementary School.................540
Middle School.............................800
High School..............................1,100
* due to a grant received from the state, transportation provided by STA, Inc.
multiple windows in each room allows for maximum amount of natural light to enter
Alternative Techniques
Some of the things that set us apart from public schools in the area are our unique teaching methods. Our teachers' elected committee meets to discover new ways to effectively and creatively teach students making the most out of their peak learning times.
ELEMENTARY PRACTICES
The teacher will instruct for 5 minutes, then the students will do an activity related to the instruction. This practice is repeated for a total of 3 times before moving on to another topic/activity. This is designed to incorporate learning through repetition and application (playing) as well as continually stimulating the child's mind.
MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL PRACTICES
At the beginning of each class period, the students receive a BURST lesson. This consists of the teacher diving straight into the new lesson of the day. After a 20-min burst, the students will do activity (homework, problems from the book etc.) related to the new lesson. Finally, there is a review from the previous day's lesson and the new lesson. (review last to solidify the information for maximum retention)
TEACHER EXPECTATIONS
Child Development:
Teachers are required to actively participate in 1 or more student activity outside the classroom
Continuing Education:
Teachers are required to attend 2 conferences or workshops per year (1 must be specific pertaining to their endorsement or field of study)
(& elementary)
PROGRAMS
In-School Health Centers
Due to the unique vantage point and access to students, In-School Health Centers with a nurse in each school and 1 on-staff Pediatrician, we have the ability to address the health concerns of our children and promote preventative health care all without causing extended disruption to learning in the classroom. Our centers also make accommodations for parents by offering school and sports physicals to include necessary vaccines.
Code of Conduct:
Teachers will not prohibit or withhold any student from their pursuit of knowledge and will make a reasonable effort to ensure a safe learning environment. Teachers will make good ethical decisions inside and outside the classroom.
Security
We believe that every student and teacher has the right to feel safe. Our facilities are equipped with surveillance cameras in every hallway and pod for elementary. All doors will remain locked from the outside with secured access only at the main entrance. Security guards are assigned as follows:
Elementary............4 guards
Middle School........5 guards
High School............5 guards
After-School Programs
STUDENT EXPECTATIONS
Dress Code:
Students must wear the school uniform with either black or brown shoes or white sneakers. Students will not wear articles of the uniform in ways for which they were not intended. Alteration/exchange appointments can be made through your school administrator. No modifications can be made to the uniform without prior approval from the assistant principal.
Attendance:
Student attendance and participation is crucial in their learning process. In the event of a student's absence, please notify the school immediately. Excessive absence/tardy will be handled on an individual basis.
Behavior:
Students will respect each other, the teachers, staff and all school property here at T.E.A.M. Academy.
PARENT EXPECTATIONS
Parents are expected to maintain a professional, positive and supportive relationship with T.E.A.M. Academy. Any inappropriate behavior on the part of a parent may result in a meeting with the principal before permission to re-enter the school is granted.
Research shows that parental involvement in the school supports the emotional, social and academic development of their child. Parents will be required to actively participate in at least 1 program/event per quarter in order to ensure an effective partnership between home and school.
CLUBS
SPORTS
Band/Orchestra Choir/Show Choir
Student Council FCA/FHA/FCCLA
Journalism Culinary
JROTC (Navy/Army) Speech Team
Spanish/French/Sign Language/German

Football Volleyball
Cross Country Basketball
Wrestling Gymnastics
Swimming Synchronized Swimming
Diving Lacrosse
Baseball Track
Soccer Cheerleading/Dance
FINANCE
Faculty:
Teachers/Paraprofessionals
Maint/Instr. Supplies:
Building Maintenance
Grounds Maintenance
Food/Kitchen Supplies
Instructional/Teaching Supplies
Staff:
Principals
Assist. Principals
Secretaries/Admin.
Guidance Counselors
Librarians
Maintenance Personnel
Cafeteria Personnel
Incidentals:
Substitute Teachers
Field Trips
Bonuses
Health Centers:
Pediatrician
Nurses
Medical Supplies
Male Uniform
(Elementary/Middle/High School)
Female Uniform
(Elementary/Middle/High School)
Additions for High School
High-tech Culinary Kitchen
Local chefs volunteer each Monday to demonstrate and mentor while also offering an internship in their restaurants while the students pursue the degree in Culinary Arts during college.
Andrea
Melissa
Antoinette
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Together...
we can make it happen! Will you join us?
Sources:
hcz.com
ops.org
iowaschoolforthedeaf.org
designshare.com
bestpractices.nokidhungry.org
creightonprep.creighton.edu
greatschools.org
Class Schedules for the High School and Middle School are the same for continuity
Distribution of finances averages out to $7,040 per student each year
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:
On the first day of school, all students will go through an orientation process in which they will meet their teacher(s) and receive their uniforms, a new back-pack, their class schedule and a (BPA-free) water bottle. The water bottle is for school use only and will be washed daily by the school.

Then the students will assemble in their perspective gymnasiums to meet their administrative staff, principals, assistant principals and the superintendent.

To ensure proper health for maximum learning potential, T.E.A.M. Academy offers free breakfast and lunch to our students.
175 teachers and para-professionals comprised of:
2013-2014 Academic Calendar
Pediatrician
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