Parkview Elementary School
- 106 West Church Street
- Orfordville, WI 53576
- Phone: (608) 879-2956
- Fax: (608) 879-2732
The Parkview School District has seen the number of students attending the District increase since the start of the school year. Each year, every school district in the state of Wisconsin must conduct a pupil count in September and January. From the pupil count that was completed in September to the most recent count that was held this month, the enrollment at Parkview has increased by 12 students. The total number of students attending Parkview is now 782. New families that have come to Parkview have mentioned that the new facilities and the academic awards the District has received have been major factors in their decision to attend Parkview.
In addition to enrollment increasing, the Parkview School District saw improvement in their open enrollment numbers as well. While the number of students open enrolling into the District decreased by three, the number of students open enrolling out of the District decreased by eleven resulting in a positive gain for the District of eight students since September. For each student that open enrolls in or out of the District, Parkview either receives or must pay another district $6,639 in 2015-2016. Parkview experienced a similar type of improvement to open enrollment between September to January last year when the District experienced a positive gain of seven students.
The improvement in enrollment and open enrollment at Parkview will have a positive impact on the financial outlook in the District for this year and beyond. The District hopes to build on these gains as more and more families realize how attending Parkview can benefit their children and the community as a whole.
Ben Irwin, SFO, Business Manager, a school business official with Parkview School District, was recently awarded the Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations (SFO) certification by the Association for School Business Officials International (ASBO International).
The SFO Certification, a new certification by ASBO International, is granted to highly qualified individuals who fulfill multiple requirements, including demonstrating eligibility (through work experience and education), passing a comprehensive two-part exam that tests competency in accounting and school business management topics, and adhering to the ASBO International Certification Code of Conduct.
"School business officials are the chief fiscal officers for school districts and hold an influential position in the community," says John Musso, CAE, RSBA, executive director of ASBO International. "By earning the SFO certification, professionals validate their specialized knowledge and demonstrate a commitment to high standards and ethical practice in school business management."
School business officials who have earned the SFO Certification commit to ongoing professional development, renew the certification annually, and undergo recertification every three years.
About ASBO International
The Association of School Business Officials International is a global professional association of more than 5,000 school business management professionals who are responsible for financial decisions in K–12 school districts, community colleges, universities, and state departments of education. Founded in 1910, it sets the standard for accountability, transparency, and integrity in school business management practices and provides professional growth opportunities and certification to advance the profession. ASBO International is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, 25 miles west of Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.asbointl.org
ACT released the ACT scores for the Class of 2015 and the Parkview graduates scored well. The composite score for the Parkview Class of 2015 was 22.1. This score matched the State average for WI and was the highest score for a Parkview graduating class dating back prior to 2006.
Wisconsin as a state had the second highest average ACT score in the country so the fact that Parkview matched the State average reflects positive results by students and their teachers.
Over the past several years the Parkview teachers and administration have used the ACT test results to determine where more intensive instruction is needed and coursework has been revised to address these areas. The school district also provides a low cost ACT prep class, taught by Mr. Schullo and former Parkview teacher- Nancy Nettesheim, to students that want to increase their knowledge prior to taking the test. Many of our students have completed the prep class and found it to be beneficial.
Parkview Elementary School has received School of Distinction designation for math and PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports). Additionally the school has received School of Merit designation for reading. These honors come from the Wisconsin Response to Intervention (RTI) Center. The Wisconsin RtI Center is funded by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to provide statewide training and technical assistance to help create responsive schools and districts. Response to Intervention (RtI) is a system-wide proactive framework that enables schools to be more effective and responsive to students by implementing multi-level systems of support in their academic areas.
Parkview was one of twenty five schools recognized as a school of distinction in academics; one of only nine whom were recognized as schools of distinction for math. As a School of Distinction, Parkview Elementary will receive a banner and recognition at the annual PBIS Leadership Conference in August.
Parkview was one of one hundred and fifty-seven schools recognized as a school of distinction in PBIS. PBIS is a system-wide proactive framework that enables schools to be more effective and responsive to student social-emotional needs by implementing a multi-level system of support for behavior (description provided by RTI Center). The school will also get a banner for this honor at the August PBIS Leadership Conference.
Schools of Merit have implemented elements of the Wisconsin RTI framework with integrity. Parkview was one of forty schools statewide receiving a School of Merit award in reading. According to Karen Strandt Conroy, Parkview Elementary School principal, the goal of the staff for next year is to achieve school of distinction honors in all three categories, math, reading and PBIS.
The school of distinction award is given to schools who have sustained the elements required for at least two years. To do so the school looks at data for different groups and subgroups of students and examines how each group is doing in the subject areas of math and reading. Parkview has been participating in the RTI program for a number of years. School psychologist Jaime Harris helped the school become more involved by implementing a way to track the data more easily.
If you would like additional information or have questions please contact Karen Strandt Conroy, Parkview Elementary School principal by calling 608-879-2956, Ext. 2120, or via email at:email@example.com