Title I Plan

School Name

Silver Lakes MS (2971)

School Year

2018 - 2019

Title I Requirements

COMPREHENSIVE NEEDS ASSESSMENT of the entire school (including the needs of migrant children) with information about the academic achievement of children in relation to the state academic content standards.
Describe the process utilized to conduct the comprehensive needs assessment for this school.

At Silver Lakes Middle School a school-wide data team has been assembled. The purpose of this data team is to analyze school-wide data and assess the possible implications based on data analysis findings and present it to the School leadership team. The value in having a school wide data team, is that the team is made up of administrators, teachers, school counselors, teacher leaders, ESE support and department heads, which allows for an all inclusive perspectives when looking for trend sin the data. The team meets immediately following the release of Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) data, and dissegregates the data by grade level, teacher, various sub-groups, and standard. The data team then integrates the analysis of other data including but not limited to attendance data, customer survey data, referral data and many more to gain a large picture of areas of needed improvement from the pror year. The data teams initial conversation sets the tone for the development of the following years School Improvement Plan.

Instruction by HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS in all core content area classes
List instructional staff and paraprofessionals that are NOT highly qualified (instructional staff only).

Analysis of Silver Lakes Middle School Staff roster reveals that currently Silver Lakes Middle School has the following teachers who are NOT highly qualified:

No teachers have been identifed at this time.

Describe strategies that will be used to attract high-quality, highly qualified teachers.

Silver Lakes Middle School will actively participate in the districts initiative to attract and recruit highly qualified teacher through a series of district's Recruitment Fairs. In addition, the district's Human Resources and the office of Talent and Development, as well as a district level Teacher Recruitment Committee work collaboratively to retain and recruit highly qualified teachers as well as teachers certified in their field of discipline. Unique to SLMS is our mentorship program "Life Saver" for new incoming teachers alongside the districts T.I.E.R program, teachers will receive and "buddy" to guide them through the processes of  Through the districts T.I.E.R. program, many new teachers will receive instructional support as well as support acclimating to the new environment. SLMS Lifesaver program alongside the districts T.I.E.R. program new teachers will receive  differentiated support with classroom management, instructional strategies, lesson content and design as well as formative assessment feedback for instructional effectiveness. This is a scaffold approach to obtaining and retaining highly qualified teachers to meet the needs of our students. Also, SLMS will share in the districts goals developed in the strategic plan. The goals of the districts strategic plan goals are 1)  Highly Qualified Instruction 2) Continuous Improvement  and 3) Effective Communication. SLMS encourages all of its educators to participate in Professional Learning Communities and Common Planning to share best practices. In addition, BCPS' website will also attract highly qualified teachers to Broward County based upon regional perks and incentives. Incentives such as "Teach Near the Beach" and opportunities to receive benefits beyond a paycheck. SLMS actively engage ours teachers in Professional Learning Communities (Reading Coach), District Trainings (District Personnel), School-Based Professional Development (Leadership Team / Team Leaders), Teacher Recognition and Incentives (Administration).  Furthermore, BCPS has adopted a software called AppliTrack. AppliTrack is used for the purpose of making recruiting and applying more "user friendly". SLMS understands that teacher retention is a top priority of not just at district level but at our school/ site level and we plan to do our part to make Broward County School's the best. 


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - Coordination and Integration

Title I, Part A
Title I funds provide additional teachers to assist students, particularly low performing students.

Silver Lakes Middle School uses Title I funds provide additional teachers to assist and support student learning, particularly low performing students who need the additional instructional support equitable access to technology and other instructional materials. In addition, Staff Development funds are used to develop a comprehensive professional training plan that focuses improving instructional practices and share best practices on delivery of instruction; we do this by providing a variety of workshops designed to move teachers to become master teachers that will ensure growth in student achievement. Furthermore, Parental Involvement funds are utilized to bridge the gap between school to home learning by hosting monthly Academic Parent Nights affectionately named "Parent University". During this monthly meeting we provide parents with new skills to support student learning at home. Involving our eternal stakeholders in their child's educational growth we are improving the frequency and quality of family participation and increasing family literacy. Furthermore, any additional monies are used to enhance instruction and facilitate the learning needs of our students.

Title I, Part C- Migrant
(Migrant-Title I schools have been advised if Migrant students attend their school)

Currently this program is not applicable at Silver Lakes Middle School as there are no current Migrant students identified. However, whenever applicable, collaboration with community agencies will take place to ensure that needed services such as health and nutrition are provided. Remediation and tutoring services will be provided as needed.

Title I, Part D
Neglected and Delinquent

Any students identified as neglected and/or delinquent is immediately connected to a school's social worker through the Student Services Department who will provide support and community resources to the family of the identified student.

Title II
(District professional development)

SLMS encourages its administrators and teacher to participate in district level training that provides instructional strategies to meet the academic needs and social emotional needs of our ELL student and migrant students in order to increase student academic achievement as well as increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in our school.

Title III

SLMS supports Broward County's District initiative of Emergent Literacy by providing instructional support to our ELL students in all subject areas. With a specific focus in Reading and Developmental Language Arts. Target instructional support is provided by a certified ESOL teacher. Furthermore, our Multicultural Department provides addition ESOL materials to assist in meeting the needs of our students.

Title X- Homeless
(Homeless- All Title I schools may complete with this statement)

SLMS teachers and staff members are responsible for helping to identify homeless students and referring them to the Homeless Education Assistance Resource Team (Heart) program offered by the district. The purpose of the HEART Program is to identify homeless students, remove barriers to their education, including school enrollment, provide them with supplemental academic and counseling, provides resources such as uniforms and supplies, case management services as well as linkages to their school social worker while maintaining school as the students stable environment.

Supplemental Academic Instruction (SAI)

 SLMS uses SAI funds to offer extended learning opportunities such as in-school pullout as well as offer tutoring in the morning and afterschool. SLMS specifically targets are struggling students in order to provide an additional layer of instructional support that is delivered by a certified teacher. Moreover, SAI funds will also be used to provide additional interventions to support our most fragile students.

Violence Prevention Programs

SLMS follows the County's Student Code of Conduct and follows the District Discipline Matrix. Our school enforces the District’s Anti-Bullying Policy and has a zero tolerance for bullying and violence. Bullying Prevention Programs are supported through Youth Crime Watch, Peer Counseling/Conflict Mediation programs, guest speakers and student assemblies as well as our Social Emotional Initiative (SEL). In addition,SLMS implements the Dating Matters Curriculum to educate students about the importance of dating violence and healthy relationships.

Nutrition Programs

SLMS adapted the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Initiative championed by Michele Obama. In addition, SLMS vending machines only offers healthy snacks items to our students. SLMS understands the importance of offering nutritional programs and health education to our students. As a result, SLMS has integrated nutrition and healthy living as a integral part of our Unified Arts Program, specifically through the Physical Educational Curriculum

Housing Programs

Currently this program is not applicable at Silver Lakes Middle School.

Head Start

Currently this program is not applicable at Silver Lakes Middle School.

Adult Education

Currently this program is not applicable at Silver Lakes Middle School.

Career and Technical Education

Currently this program is not applicable at Silver Lakes Middle School.

Job Training

Currently this program is not applicable at Silver Lakes Middle School.




Pre-School Transition

Pre-School Transition

Currently this program is not applicable at Silver Lakes Middle School.



Parent Involvement Goal:
Based on the analysis of the parent involvement data, identify and define an area in need of improvement.

By June 2019, Parent involvement of parents will increase by 10% as evidenced by an increase in parent participation in Title I/academic nights.


2017 - 2018 Level of Parent Involvement:

Indicate the number of Parents and/or Guardians who participated in parent involvement activities. [i.e., Use documentation from sign in sheets]

Total Number of Parents and/or Guardians


2018 - 2019 Expected Level of Parent Involvement:

Indicate the number of Parents and/or Guardians who are expected to participate in parent involvement activities for this year.

Total Number of Parents and/or Guardians


PARENT INVOLVEMENT ACTION PLAN ACTIVITIES (Aligned to School-Level Parent Involvement Plan)


Strategies & Activities to Increase Student Achievement

Start/End Date

Evaluation Tool

Person or Position Responsible for Coordinating/Monitoring

Amount/Funding Source

FSA Family Night

Parents will participate in a FSA Parent University curriculum night to help them prepare students for the Florida Standards Assessment. In addition, parents will become more familiar with the scoring and preparation process, and be able to gain specific feedback on their childs unique needs and hjow they can support them at home. 

2/27/2019 - 2/27/2019

Parent Exit Survey

School Leadership Team


Math & Literacy Family Night

Our initiatives at Silver Lakes Middle by-way-of Title 1 funding, is to strengthen our home to school connection by making our parents become partners with us in the learning process. As a result,  Silver Lakes Middle School's Math and Literacy Family Night provide strategies to our parents that will bridge the school to home connection. The strategies provided are  directly aligned with the standards and the skills being taught in class.  

12/12/2018 - 12/12/2018

2018/2019 FSA Score Report

A. Schubert- Literacy Coach, R. Estelhomme- Math Department Chair

$200.00/Title One

An Academic Journey into Black History

The purpose of this family night is to educate both students and parents to the rich history of African-Americans and their migration to America. With a focus on contributions of African Americans to the fields of mathematics, science and American history. In additio, this program will focus on the contributions that African Americans made in the past and continue to make in these fields. Through interpretive dance, skits, poetry and monologues students will take an educational journey through time

2/27/2019 - 2/27/2019

Exit Survey from Participants

Masharie Powell, Assistant Principal

$250.00/Title One

Global Scholars Showcase

Students enrolled in our Global Scholars Program will show case the core competencies of this national program. Students will display their result from year-long action research into the dangers and the health risk of processed foods and find healthier cost effect alternatives. In addition, parents will be able to visit the garden created by our Global Scholars and share their plan to distribute  their plates through a network of global food supply chains. As an additional layer, Global Scholars will share their community action plan with parents.  

5/14/2019 - 5/14/2019

S. Higgins- Teacher Global Scholars

$300.00/Title One

Magnet Night Family Night 

The purpose of this night to provide parents with information about School Choice options for Silver Lakes and our Highschools in our SES Band. The focus is on innovative programs ranging from performing and visual arts, STEM, International Baccalaureate. Parents have the opportunity to preview some of the magnet and innovative programs available for students if they enroll at Silver Lakes Middle Schools. 


1/16/2019 - 1/16/2019

Matriculation Report

T. Gore/Magnet Coordinator


Celebrating Cultural Diversity and Academic Contributions (ELL & ESE)

The purpose of this event is to celebrate the many vibrant cultures represented in the staff and student body of Silver Lakes Middle School. This family event will highlight the social studies curriculum through a series of talents and journeys of different cultures to America. Through the social studies classroom and curriculum students will research and share their discoveries of contributions made to America as well as the North Lauderdale Community of which they live. 

5/30/2019 - 5/30/2019

Exit Survey from Participants

M. Corbitt/P. Maher- Social Studies Department Chairs, M. Ricketts- Reading Department Chair, C. Goode-ESE Support

$400.00/Title One

Science Family Night 

Silver Lakes Middle School showcase their science projects. Parents and volunteer judges are allowed to visit each board and ask the "student scientist" questions about their board. The top three entrees will go on to the District Science Fair to represent SLMS. In addition, teachers gave helpful tips to bridge the school-to-home learning as it relates to the disciplines of science, math and writing. 

1/23/2019 - 1/23/2019

Science FCAT and Biology EOC Scores

E. Alexis- Science Department Chair

$50/Title One

Title I Parent Seminar

Parents will have the opportunity to participate in the District Seminar. Parents will be able to learn strategies to assist their children at home. In addition, Parents will also have the opportunity to listen to guest speakers and collaborate with other parents to increase their knowledge.

2/2/2019 - 2/2/2019

Parent Survey/Evaluation

Title I Liaison

$120.00/Title I


Professional Development/ELO Activities

Provide detailed information to support activities such as teacher salaries, stipends, materials and supplies

Funding Source

*Entire Title I Professional Development allocation must be reflected here

School Wide Dolphin Data Dive

Silver Lakes Middle School Staff members engaged in professional elarning that allowed us as a school to dissegreate data, and understand how instructional practice and ultimately impacts the entire school from top down and the bottom up. Teachers recieved a data base in which they are able to now utilize to become more familar with their students are academically on paper, but also strategies and resources to reach who they are personally in the classroom. The idea is that by teachers and the school as a whole having an expectation and the proper tools to become more familiar with who the students are, we can better serve each individual child and meet their social and emotional and academic needs, thus improving their performance, thus improving the overall performance of the entire school.




Students will be provided ELO opportunities in the areas of ELA, Math, Science, Civics, and Writing in preparation for the FSA.  Opportunities will be provided before, during, and after school.  Saturday camps will also be held.  The goal is to improve skills necessary to increase scores on the FSA.

Title I Funds


Professional Devlopment Activities

Staff Trainings and PD activities(stipends).

Title I