Points of Pride
We are very proud of:
Culture of Thinking (places where a group’s collective as well as individual thinking is valued, visible, and actively promoted as part of the regular, day-to-day experience of all group members) – Staff Participation in Oakland Schools Leadership Cohorts for Building a Culture of Thinking in summers of 2012 and implementation of Thinking Routines in classrooms and goal of becoming a Visible Thinking School.
Highly engaged and supportive PTA responsible for various events and support of school programs (Septemberfair, Family Dance, Book Fairs, etc.) Various volunteer opportunities for parents such as classroom volunteers, media center support, field trip chaperones, materials support, etc.
Enrichment & Leadership Opportunities for students through Safety and Service Squad, Rogers Network News, Class Buddies, School Store, Math Pentathlon, Literature Circles, 5th Grade Camp, RTC (reading and thinking club), Student Council and much more.
Extra Support for students provided by Learning Specialist & Support Staff (Skill groups, After School Math Club, Super Summer Success Reading program, Friendship Groups, Special Education Services).
MTSS Process & Data Analysis with our Student Support Team (Administration, Learning Specialist, Support teachers and Special Ed Staff).
Achievement of Michigan Evergreen School status through dedication to recycling and protection of the environment (paper, cardboard & plastics recycling, drink pouches, plastic bags, etc.)
Rogers Outdoor Classroom & Garden.
Implementation of PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) focused on Respect, Responsibility, Resilience and Kindness and use of Conscious Discipline practices.
Philanthropic efforts including Caring & Sharing, St. Jude’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon, Relay for Life, Outreach to Oxford Towers Senior Center, Holiday Cards for the Troops, Berkley Educational Foundation, 5th grade Class Gift
Commitment to Workshop Model for Classroom Instruction - Reading, Writing and Math.
Access to technology – SMART projectors in all classrooms, Innovation Computer Lab, multiple carts of Chromebooks, laptops and iPads.
Literacy-Rich Environment - Media Center & full-time Media Specialist, Battle of the Books, Leveled Book Room, Classroom Libraries, and Book Swap (PTA).
Special ceremonies for the International Day of Peace and Memorial Day.
Focus on social-emotional learning, growth mindset and diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice.
Mentoring program for African-American students, in collaboration with Berkley High School's Diversity Council.