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EES Title 1/Special Services 21-22

  • Title 1/Special Services Overview 2021-22

    Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Schools that receive funds under Title I-A are called “Title I schools.” Evergreen Elementary is designated as a Schoolwide Title 1 School. Schools that operate a Schoolwide Program are able to consolidate its federal, state, and local funds to upgrade the entire educational program. Though the school is not required to identify certain children as being eligible for services or to provide certain students with any specific supplemental benefits, the focus of the program must be on addressing the needs of low-achieving children and those at risk of not meeting state student academic achievement standards. Any school with a poverty average of at least 40% may operate a Schoolwide Program.

    At Evergreen Elementary School (EES), our Title 1 Program focuses on academic and social-emotional interventions for all students. We also serve student needs through Migrant, IEA, and Special Education Services. Here are the main services you will find:

    *The Title 1 Para Instructor partners with classroom teachers to provide instruction. For example, the instructor may lead one group of a reading rotation along with other paras and the classroom teacher or classroom teachers work together on groupings they lead.

    *The Title 1 Para works with classroom teachers to compare the research-based reading intervention program screener results with Schoolwide MAP Scores, quarterly data sheets, and classroom assessments. Students can receive small group skills work through this process.

    *The Title 1 Para Instructor works with other paras to implement an after-school homework and intervention club. Attendance is by teacher recommendation and parent permission. Teachers collaborate with the club staff to provide individualized, skill/standards- based practice, as well as support with homework help.

    *Title 1 encompasses our EES SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) Program components of SEL Classes, SEL/ART Expression and Exploration, SEL Playground, Leadership, as well as check- ins, 1:1, and small Group support. After-school homework and interventions club is also part of the SEL Program. More information about the EES SEL Model can be found under the EES SEL Teacher tab on the District website.

    *Our Title 1 Para can also support students 1:1 and small groups with math interventions. Number Worlds and other supplemental math programs and materials are tailored to the mathematical needs of the individual students.

    *EES Title 1 hosts the WPSD Annual Back to School Picnic, is visible at events like EES Open House, EES Art Walk, and creating Downtown Tree Decorations plus other whole school events, and attends the Community Resilience Fair to distribute program information. The Title team continues to seek ways to promote student achievement and parent/family engagement.

    *With our youngest learners, you will find them all in groupings that satisfy their individual levels. Currently, there are two intervention groups in this daily rotation. It is effective for promoting student growth and achievement.

    *The EES Special Education Program also provides collaborative wrap-around services with the EES Title 1 Program.

    *EES provides services and supplies for Migrant Students through the Migrant Education Program. In addition this school year, we have certified teaching services for Migrant through the end of the school year that will provide in school academic, behavioral, social, emotional, and other support based on a parent and a student survey, as well as host Saturday Migrant Camps, Migrant Monday, and after-school homework interventions three days per week.

    If a family travels for fishing, subsistence, or other migrant work outside of the City and Borough of Wrangell area, a child from that family may qualify for the Migrant Program. Call Kim Powell, 907-874-2347 for more information on qualifying for the Migrant Program.

    For questions concerning:

    EES TItle 1, contact Ms. Lorna Salchenberg at 907-874-2321 or email OR Mr. Tom Jenkins at 874-2321 or email

    EES SEL, contact Mrs. Tawney Crowley at 907-874-2321, or email

    EES/WPSD Migrant questions can be directed to Mrs. Kim Powell at 907-874-2347 or email OR Mrs. Tracey Martin at 907-874-2321 or email

    Mr. Ryan Howe is our EES Special Education Services contact at 907-874-2321 or email

    Mrs. Jenn-Miller Yancey, EES Building Administrator can be contacted about any of the programs at 907-874-2321 or

    We are all happy to assist!


    Parents Right to Know – Educator Qualifications

    Parents of all children attending Title I-A schools can request information on the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers including:

    ☐        whether the student’s teacher

    • has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
    • is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
    • is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher;  and

    ☐            whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and, if so, their qualifications.