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B.L. Miller Elementary School's kindergarten class celebrated graduation on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. B.L. Miller Elementary School second-grade classes hosted Night at the Zoo on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Top three fundraisers for the St. Jude's Math-a-thon: Gage Mates, Audrey Eaton, Sophia Clark. Paolo DeMaria, Ohio Department of Education's Superintendent of Public Instruction, observes an interactive read aloud in Mrs. Kandel's class. Mahoning Valley Historical Society visited B.L. Miller for its Suitcase Presentation. B.L. Miller Elementary hosted Family Fun Night, where students experienced STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) activities with loved ones. The Cat in the Hat, Thing 1, and Thing 2 visited B.L. Miller Elementary School to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. These B.L. Miller Elementary 4-6 students won awards for the school's art show on Thursday, February 14, 2019. These B.L. Miller Elementary K-3 students won awards for the school's art show on Thursday, February 14, 2019. B.L. Miller Elementary kindergarten students celebrated the 100th day of school by creating their own shirts. The elementary girls basketball players were recognized during a high school girls basketball game. Sebring Local School District presented certificates to school board members for School Board Recognition Month. Sebring's Drama Department performed The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Michelle Vacca Great job by the B.L. Miller Elementary School spelling bee participants. Jay Zheng was the winner. B.L. Miller Elementary students touring the Ohio Supreme Court. Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French took the time to meet B.L. Elementary School students on their tour of the Ohio Supreme Court. Justice French is a Sebring alumna. B.L. Miller Elementary second-graders interviewed for jobs at the North Pole. B.L. Miller Elementary hosted "Jingle Mingle" to help families improve kindergarten students' reading skills at home. Mr. Linko was recognized by the Alliance Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Laure's annual Christmas food drive enters its 24th year. WKBN and The Alliance Review stopped by to highlight it. B.L. Miller Elementary School's Annual Veterans Day Program B.L. Miller Elementary's Annual Harvest Party Purple & Gold Day during Spirit Week at B.L. Miller Elementary Sebring Local Schools are 1 to 1 in technology, meaning each student has his/her own Chromebook. Kindergarten students enjoying Spirit Week Smaller class sizes means more personalized instruction for Sebring students. Sebring Local Schools are 1 to 1 in technology, meaning all students have his or her own Chromebook. Twenty four elementary students were rewarded with an afternoon at the park for meeting their summer reading challenge.
Positive messages can be seen throughout B.L. Miller Elementary School. Bl Miller Front Entrance BL MIller Main Hallway BL B's BL Miller Playground BL Court Yard

3rd Grade Reading Guarantee

THIRD GRADE READING GUARATNEE

The information below is directly quoted from the Ohio Department of Education's website.

Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee is a program to identify students behind in reading from kindergarten through third grade. Schools will provide help and support to make sure students are on track for reading success by the end of third grade.

Family Resources

The ability to read is the foundation of learning. Research shows that children who are not reading at a third grade level by the end of grade three will likely have trouble learning in all classroom subjects in higher grades. 

About the Third Grade Guarantee

Ohio's Third Grade Guarantee ensures that every struggling reader gets the support he or she needs to be able to learn and achieve.

How it Works

In kindergarten through grade three, schools will evaluate all children to determine if they are reading as well as they should be. If a child appears to be falling behind in reading, the school will immediately start a reading improvement plan.

Reading Improvement Plan - This plan (also known as a RIMP) will address each student's unique reading problems. Schools will monitor the plan to make sure the student's reading is improving.

Schools will work closely with parents to help create a remedy and for parents to be able to support the plan.

Advancing to Fourth Grade

Except for students with special circumstances, students must meet a minimum score on the state reading test to move on to the fourth grade.  In 2016-2017, the minimum score for advancement is 700.  This score must be attained either in the fall or spring administration of the state reading test.

If the student remains in the third grade, the school must provide a high-performing reading teacher and 90 minutes of reading instruction each school day.  At BL Miller, if a student scores proficent on their Winter MAP score (also known as as the NWEA Test) the schools can promote the student to the fourth grade no later than December 31st and with the teams approval.

How it Helps

Studies on Florida's version of the Third Grade Guarantee show that students who remained in the third grade and received intensive reading instruction, improved dramatically in overall school performance in years following.

Resources to Help Your Child

Resources to provide parents with the tools and information to help their children learn to read and develop other skills to succeed.

      Resources from INFOhio

BookFLIX http://www.infohio.org/ER/secure/BookFlix.asp) pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction e-books. This engaging combination of read-aloud stories and read-along nonfiction builds phonemic awareness; develops phonics decoding skills; and strengthens vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension, all while introducing children to a world of knowledge and exploration. Many of the nonfiction titles cover STEM and social studies standards. Lexile scores are included. 

The Early World of Learning  http://www.infohio.org/ER/secure/worldbook-earlylearning.asp) offers students in grades K-3 narrated stories, interactive reading games, leveled reading practice, and an online encyclopedia.  Early World of Learning's 'Welcome to Reading' section offers new readers stories, games, and activities to help them increase their skills. Two other areas on the site--Trek's Travels and Know It--help children develop vocabulary and comprehension. Early World of Learning also offers teachers a quiz feature that lets them assign quizzes and track progress on a variety of foundational skills, including early childhood themes such as colors and numbers. Teachers can assign quizzes to specific students and even design their own quizzes to complement classroom discussion.

Beatrice L. Miller ES  |  506 West Virginia Ave.  |  Sebring, OH 44672
Phone:(330) 938-2025  |  Fax:(330) 938-2686