Great Start Readiness Program at MAPS
Great Start Readiness Program Resource page is your home for everything needed to support your success as a Madison Chippewa. Don’t see what you are looking for? Just reach out; we are happy to help!
Mystery Reader is one of our favorite GSRP special events. To make our surprise guest feel welcome, the children decorated a chair for her to sit in while she read to us. Miss Amy read three clues to help the children figure out who the mystery reader was. Atticus guessed it was his grandma(a retired kindergarten teacher of 40 years!), once the final clue was read. Atticus’s grandma read stories and sang songs with us.
In order to be prepared for the needs of our students, Miss Brenda and Miss Amy updated their Infant, Toddler, Adult CPR and First Aid certification. The certification was achieved through the American Red Cross and is valid for 2 years. They are always prepared to act appropriately in the event of an emergency.
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Student Support Services
Manistee Area Public Schools offers the following programs to support children for academic success:
- Literacy Groups are instructed by a trained para-professional for letter and sound recognition, phonemic awareness, blending, segmenting, etc. The para-professional works with 3 students for 30 minutes each day. (Title I)
- Title I Aide Assistance is available for Kindergarten. Para-Professionals work with students on specific skills identified by the classroom teacher and assessment data. Daily assistance is provided.
- Parent Volunteers are utilized in several classrooms. Teachers have trained volunteers on reading strategies and have weekly schedules for parents to assist in the classroom.
- Read Naturally is a computered based Reading Program used to increase student reading skills (predicting, comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary).
- Safenet is available part time in each of the elementary schools. The Safenet worker is instrumental in helping our students to deal with external issues (bullying, divorce, death, emotions, etc. They work with them on a weekly basis or in crisis situations. An important component of this program is the family involvement.