Welcome to Foley Public Schools! We are looking forward to a successful 2019-20 school year, are eager to have staff and students back in the buildings, and excited to continue with the many successful traditions established in our school district.
The 2018-19 School Year marked the implementation and completion of several “projects” and initiatives in our district. We continue to find ways to explore how best to teach our core values of achievement, kindness, respect, and support. Staff and guests alike will notice signage promoting our core values as well as accompanying supportive belief statements throughout our district.
Our school staff spent much of our time researching a “talent development” model of instruction where we believe all students have talents and our role as educators is to provide opportunities for students to develop their specific talents. To that end, we have promoted and are moving forward with a construction project that will enable students to participate in programs in the areas of a high mileage vehicle, First Robotics, construction trades, bio-mechanics, and human performance. Additionally, we added a Spanish elective at Foley Intermediate School which will set the stage for a progression of students to ultimately take more rigorous course opportunities once they enter Foley High School. At Foley Elementary School, we are replacing our traditional DIBELS testing with Measures of Academic Performance (MAP) which will provide more diagnostic information relative to all student achievement including students who excel.
At all levels of our district, we had staff and students volunteering in the community. Whether it was elementary school students participating in a Fitness Fest to support playground equipment, our intermediate school students raising funds for the “I’m Not Done Yet” (INDY) foundation to fight cancer, or our high school senior service projects eight of which supported various community efforts. Our students and staff worked in such a way to demonstrate kindness to all.
Foley Elementary School and Foley Intermediate School approved a plan to promote “Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports” known as (PBIS) as a student management philosophy while Foley High School began the process of setting positive expectations by collecting data about student behaviors and working to develop strategies to better understand how we can support all students. We believe these measures will continue to provide an extremely high level of respect among students and staff.
School Year 2018-19 allowed us opportunities to review our safety and security measures throughout the district and surrounding areas. We were trained and will continue to provide training in our intruder procedures known as “ALiCE” (Alert, Lockdown, inform, Counter, Evacuate). With this we have constructed a secure entrance to Foley Elementary School so it is similar to Foley High School and Foley Intermediate School. Finally, we in conjunction with the City of Foley have added a School Resource Officer (SRO), and look forward to providing an extra level of safety and support to our students and staff.
As always, we are excited for the opportunities to serve the students of our school community and look forward to 2019-20.