wolftaylor

 

Mr. Taylor

Mission Bay High, San Diego, California

Bachelor of Science in History/Education, Northern Arizona University

Master of Science in Special Education, St. Cloud State University

Administration Licensure, St. Mary's University

Awards & Recognitions

2013—Park Brook Elementary, Celebration School, Minnesota Department of Education

2014—Health and Fitness Advocacy Award—Minnesota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

2015—Educator Award of Excellence—The Loppet Foundation

2016—Mary O’Neill Determination Award—Twin Cities in Motion

 

April 11, 2019

Dear Park Brook Families,

I am excited about the enthusiasm students have for being involved here at Park Brook!  My desire is that students would be involved, and set a pattern for their lives of being involved in school, and their community, as they grow up and throughout their lives.  While many of our events are intentional to increase fitness, I also want students to fully participate in their community. 

I worry about my students who are now in middle school and high school who are not actively participating in either school, community or perhaps their church communities.  Students who are not connected in a meaningful way to the community, may find it more difficult to reach their potential academically, and in all honesty may find trouble in the community.  I want the best for every one of my students.  There are a multitude of ways to be involved from choir to sports, to volunteering, robotics teams, drams, and much more; students, and all of us, need to find our passion and try new ‘things’ to open up the world around us.  Some students will thrive in team events such as football, while others prefer more individual events such as cross-country running.

As I write this, we have about 90 students registered for our spring session of Boot Camp; Boot Camp begins on April 28.  There are 40 students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades who are participating in our Double Dutch Boot Camp.  We have about 30 girls in our Girls-on-the-Run program.  While these programs increase fitness, which is important for learning, behavior, and overall health, the students are also connected to the school community which enhances their school experience.

I am excited about a new event for boys in grades 2-5. This event is with CycleHealth and is called: ForEverest.  At Park Brook we are advertising it as “Boys of PB tackle ForEverest….& Grill Out”.  At the request of parents and boys, we are offering an opportunity just for boys.  We have Girls on the Run for girls.  The event includes obstacles and climbing the ski hill in Bloomington, and then we will have a grill out.

My philosophy is that we are not winding down the school year, but rather continuing strong through the end-of-the-year.  Instead of programs ending, we are beginning programs such as Boot Camp.  In addition, we are in the midst of taking the MCA assessments, and will begin the MAP assessments after we complete the MCA assessments. We measure growth from one year to the next.  As soon as the students are finished taking their tests, we begin working to increase their growth for the next year.  Students have almost two months of learning this year after they complete the MCA assessments.

The habit of reading is absolutely essential for our students.  Reading should be enjoyable!  Take time to simply enjoy reading to your child; reading to your child will be a precious memory for years to come!

Spring is on the way, although I am writing this as I look out at the fresh snow on this snow day. I also want students to experience the world around them.  Spring is a great time to get out, take a walk with your child, and experience the wonder as the world around springs forth with buds and blooms.

Sincerely,

Scott Taylor

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Academic Growth

2016-2017

Math:  Percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth in math on the MAP compared to other schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

*6th highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their goal of all schools,

*Highest percentage when looking at only Title I Schools,

*3rd grade had the highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their goal,

*Black students had the 2nd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their goal,

*Hispanic students had the highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*EL students had the second highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Special education students had the 3rd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Students qualifying for free/reduced lunches had the highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth.

Reading:  Percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth in reading on the MAP compared to other schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

*Tied for 6th highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth; highest percentage when looking only at Title I Schools,

*5th grade tied for 2nd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Black students had the 2nd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Students qualifying for free/reduced lunches tied for the highest growth with another school,

*Tied for fifth-highest percentile change.

During the 2015-2016 school year, according to the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) and the data from the Minnesota Department of Education:

*Out of 25 schools in the Osseo Area Schools, Park Brook ranked 22 out of the 25 for academic growth rate.  (1 being the lowest growth, and 25 being the highest growth),

*Out of 25 schools in the Osseo Area Schools, Park Brook had the highest growth rate for closing the academic achievement gap,

*86% of Park Brook Elementary students ranked in the high growth rate in math,

*83% of Park Brook Elementary students ranked in the high growth rate in reading.

During the 2014-2015 school year, the percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth at Park Brook compared to the other 17 elementary schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

#1 in reading for EL students in schools that have EL programs, 3rd and 6th grades;

#2 in reading for all students;

#2 in math for students beginning in lowest quartile;

#3 in math for Black students;

#3 in reading for students beginning in highest quartile;

#4 in math for 3rd grade;

#5 in math for all students.

During the 2013-2014 school year, the percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth at Park Brook compared to the other 17 elementary schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

#1 in reading for EL students in schools that have EL programs;

#2 in reading for all students, Hispanic students, and grades 4 and 5;

#2 in math  for grade 3;

#3 in reading for grade 3;

#4 in math for Hispanic and White students.

Among all elementary schools in the district, Park Brook ranked among the highest in the percent of students who met academic growth goals in 2012-2013:

#1 in reading and #1 in math (grade 5);

#1 in reading and #2 in math (grade 6);

#2 in reading (all students);

#2 in reading (special education students);

#3 in math (all students).

During the 2011-12 school year, Park Brook posted the highest academic growth rate in reading for English Language Learners, sixth-graders, and students receiving free or reduced lunches.

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School Info

Park Brook Elementary
7400 Hampshire Ave N
Brooklyn Park MN 55428
Map

School Hours
8:50 am - 3:20 pm
Office Hours
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

 

Phone & Fax

School Office
763-561-6870
Attendance
763-549-2408

General Fax 
763-549-2410

School Leadership

Principal
Scott Taylor