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  • About Us / Overview
    Request School Board Overview Meet the Board Meeting Agenda Minutes Board Docs Policy Manual Legislative Issues Legislators Departments Administration Business Office Special Education Human Resources Support Staff Services Technology For Parents Registration Health Services Resources Transportation Food Services Dress Code Community PSSA Keystone Information Schools Swiftwater Intermediate School East Junior High School East High School Swiftwater Elementary Center West High School West Junior High School Tobyhanna Elementary Center Clear Run Elementary Center Clear Run Intermediate School PMSD Academy and Cyber Learning Academics Overview Curriculum Special Education PSSA Keystone Federal Programs Resources SAT Free Test Prep ESL Summer Reading MCTI Colonial IU 20 Employment Professional Staff Openings Support Staff Openings Supplemental Contract Openings About Us Overview Mission Vision Townships 2015 2016 PMSD School Calendar 2016 2017 PMSD School Calendar Pocono Mountain School District Our District About Us Overview About the District Pocono Mountain School District is the largest most diverse school district in northeast Pennsylvania It is located in northeast Pennsylvania within the heart of the Pocono resort and recreation area The district spans 305 square miles and serves a population of approximately 55 000 within seven municipalities and one borough in Monroe County including the Borough of Mount Pocono and

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  • Superintendent / Meet the Superintendent
    brand new assessments aligned for the first time to the new more rigorous PA Core Standards the State Board of Education adopted in 2013 As anticipated performance level scores for our students and students across the state dropped significantly In contrast to the new PSSAs our students performed well on the Spring 2015 Keystones and exceeded the state proficiency averages in both math and literature for first time testers re testers and all testers in the District The new PSSA scores will now be considered the new baseline the state will use to measure student progress for future assessments The new PSSA scores are not comparable to previous PSSA scores because the new assessments are aligned to different standards than the previous assessments What this means for our students is the new PSSAs may seem much harder than previous assessments because some material is being taught in lower grades than in the past Also the new PSSAs include more problem solving writing and critical thinking skills to better prepare our students for college or the work force when they graduate For parents please know the PSSAs are just one point in time measurement of student achievement Other measurements such as how students perform in their classes on a day to day basis are also important Through the hard work of our teachers directors of instruction and administrators much of our curriculum has already been revised and aligned to the new state standards for PSSA Our curriculum is under constant revision as we use a five year cycle to ensure our curriculum stays current and continually meets the needs of our students Within that five year cycle we also have the flexibility to revise curriculum for a specific academic area if the need exists Also we have been and will continue

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  • Comprehensive Plan / Pocono Mountain SD Comprehensive Plan
    Community PSSA Keystone Information Schools Swiftwater Intermediate School East Junior High School East High School Swiftwater Elementary Center West High School West Junior High School Tobyhanna Elementary Center Clear Run Elementary Center Clear Run Intermediate School PMSD Academy and Cyber Learning Academics Overview Curriculum Special Education PSSA Keystone Federal Programs Resources SAT Free Test Prep ESL Summer Reading MCTI Colonial IU 20 Employment Professional Staff Openings Support Staff Openings Supplemental Contract Openings Comprehensive Plan Pocono Mountain SD Comprehensive Plan Pocono Mountain School District Our District Comprehensive Plan Pocono Mountain SD Comprehensive Plan The Pennsylvania Department of Education revised its Strategic Plan process and format in 2011 and developed the new Comprehensive Plan mode l for use by school districts throughout the Commonwealth The Pocono Mountain School District Comprehensive Plan dated July 1 2014 through June 20 2017 is a collaborative effort between students parents staff administration School Board and community of the District Throughout the 2012 2013 school year these groups provided survey input participated in meetings analyzed data and formulated a plan to guide our continuous improvement efforts to identify future goals and to improve educational opportunities and achievement for all students This new plan was driven by a

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  • Policy Manual / Overview
    Administration Business Office Special Education Human Resources Support Staff Services Technology For Parents Registration Health Services Resources Transportation Food Services Dress Code Community PSSA Keystone Information Schools Swiftwater Intermediate School East Junior High School East High School Swiftwater Elementary Center West High School West Junior High School Tobyhanna Elementary Center Clear Run Elementary Center Clear Run Intermediate School PMSD Academy and Cyber Learning Academics Overview Curriculum Special Education PSSA Keystone

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  • School Performance Profile / Overview
    the academic performance of public schools to satisfy requirements of Pennsylvania s approved federal No Child Left Behind waiver and to be used as a required component of Pennsylvania s new educator evaluation system which was signed into law in 2012 The profile does not only rely on static achievement results of the third to eighth grade Pennsylvania System of School Assessments PSSA and end of course Keystone Exams but considers other measures of student academic achievement Additional indicators include how much a student grows academically from one school year to the next as shown by the Pennsylvania Value Added Assessment System graduation rate attendance rate promotion rate and how a school focuses on increasing the achievement of all students including historically under performing students such as English language learners and economically disadvantaged students Pennsylvania s federal No Child Left Behind waiver eliminated the adequate yearly progress designation a single measure of success for each school building and school district The School Performance Profile which uses multiple measures of student achievement takes its place and will be used to measure academic progress of all public schools Title I schools those with a high percentage of low income students will receive a federal designation of Priority Focus or Reward based on four annual measurable objectives Student participation on the math and reading PSSAs and the algebra I biology and literature Keystone Exams Student graduation or attendance rate Closing the achievement gap of all students reducing by 50 percent the number of students who score below grade level on the PSSA Keystone Exams and the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment PASA over a six year period and Closing the achievement gap of historically under performing students reducing by 50 percent the number of students with disabilities economically disadvantaged and English language learners

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  • Annual Report / Overview
    Issues Legislators Departments Administration Business Office Special Education Human Resources Support Staff Services Technology For Parents Registration Health Services Resources Transportation Food Services Dress Code Community PSSA Keystone Information Schools Swiftwater Intermediate School East Junior High School East High School Swiftwater Elementary Center West High School West Junior High School Tobyhanna Elementary Center Clear Run Elementary Center Clear Run Intermediate School PMSD Academy and Cyber Learning Academics Overview Curriculum Special Education PSSA Keystone Federal Programs Resources SAT Free Test Prep ESL Summer Reading MCTI Colonial IU 20 Employment Professional Staff Openings Support Staff Openings Supplemental Contract Openings Annual Report Overview Table of Contents Introductory Section Principal Officials Organizational Chart Financial Section Independent Auditor s Report Required Supplementary Information Statistical Section Single Audit Pocono Mountain School District Our District Annual Report Overview Pocono Mountain School District Administration is pleased to present the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report CAFR for the Pocono Mountain School District the District for the fiscal year ended June 30 2014 This report satisfied the specific guidelines established by the Association of School Business Officials ASBO International for effective high quality financial reporting The District received the ASBO s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year

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  • Athletics / Overview
    Issues Legislators Departments Administration Business Office Special Education Human Resources Support Staff Services Technology For Parents Registration Health Services Resources Transportation Food Services Dress Code Community PSSA Keystone Information Schools Swiftwater Intermediate School East Junior High School East High School Swiftwater Elementary Center West High School West Junior High School Tobyhanna Elementary Center Clear Run Elementary Center Clear Run Intermediate School PMSD Academy and Cyber Learning Academics Overview Curriculum Special

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  • Directions & Mailing Address / Overview
    Resources Transportation Food Services Dress Code Community PSSA Keystone Information Schools Swiftwater Intermediate School East Junior High School East High School Swiftwater Elementary Center West High School West Junior High School Tobyhanna Elementary Center Clear Run Elementary Center Clear Run Intermediate School PMSD Academy and Cyber Learning Academics Overview Curriculum Special Education PSSA Keystone Federal Programs Resources SAT Free Test Prep ESL Summer Reading MCTI Colonial IU 20 Employment Professional Staff Openings Support Staff Openings Supplemental Contract Openings Directions Mailing Address Overview Pocono Mountain School District Our District Directions Mailing Address Overview Mailing Address Pocono Mountain School District P O Box 200 Swiftwater PA 18370 0200 Physical Addresses for PMSD Sites Pocono Mountain East High School 231 Pocono Mountain School Road Swiftwater PA 18370 Comments 1 Pocono Mountain West High School 181 Panther Lane Pocono Summit PA 18346 Comments 1 Pocono Mountain Academy 180 Panther Lane Pocono Summit PA 18346 Comments 1 Pocono Mountain East Junior High School 125 Center Court Swiftwater PA 18370 Comments 1 Pocono Mountain West Junior High School 180 Panther Lane Pocono Summit PA 18346 Comments 1 Clear Run Elementary Center 780 Memorial Blvd Tobyhanna PA 18466 Comments 1 Clear Run Intermediate School 800 Memorial Blvd

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