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All Eyes on North Lamar’s JUMP Program

School NewsGreg Higgins

School districts from northeast Texas participated in North Lamar ISD’s staff development day on Monday to hear Dr. Gara Fields, principal of Pleasant View School in Providence, Rhode Island. Fields share how her campus was transformed from an under-performing school into one in which all students excel through the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM). 

Renamed JUMP (Journey to Unlocking My Potential) and implemented in the fall of 2015 at Bailey Intermediate and Stone Middle School, visiting districts were invited back Tuesday to observe students fully engaged in their enrichment clusters. 

Schoolwide Enrichment Model specialist and Principal of Pleasant View School in Providence, Rhode Island, Dr. Gara Fields, left, gets feedback on Bailey’s JUMP program from Counselor Keitha Chalupa, GT teacher Shelly Bivens and Principal Angela Compton.

Schoolwide Enrichment Model specialist and Principal of Pleasant View School in Providence, Rhode Island, Dr. Gara Fields, left, gets feedback on Bailey’s JUMP program from Counselor Keitha Chalupa, GT teacher Shelly Bivens and Principal Angela Compton.

Stone sixth-grader Justin Daughtrey and Dr. Gara Fields compare thumbprints in the CSI enrichment cluster.

Stone sixth-grader Justin Daughtrey and Dr. Gara Fields compare thumbprints in the CSI enrichment cluster.

Chapel Hill Principal Brandon Dennard, Dr. Gara Fields and Superintendent John McCullough observe students as they research information on the solar system.

Chapel Hill Principal Brandon Dennard, Dr. Gara Fields and Superintendent John McCullough observe students as they research information on the solar system.

Chapel Hill High School Principal Brandon Dennard offers an encouraging word after hearing Bailey’s singing group perform while being videoed.

Chapel Hill High School Principal Brandon Dennard offers an encouraging word after hearing Bailey’s singing group perform while being videoed.

Stone’s cooking class facilitated by Gina Ervin, left, and Janie Logee, third from left, made chicken and dumplings then served them to visitors Brandon Dennard, second from left, John McCullough, second from right, and Dr. Gara Fields, right.

Stone’s cooking class facilitated by Gina Ervin, left, and Janie Logee, third from left, made chicken and dumplings then served them to visitors Brandon Dennard, second from left, John McCullough, second from right, and Dr. Gara Fields, right.

Stone robotics facilitator, Jeremy Glossup, left, and Superintendent John McCullough, right, listen to Chapel Hill High School Principal Brandon Dennard and Dr. Gara Fields as they discuss enrichment clusters on their campuses at Chapel Hill High School in Mt. Pleasant and Pleasant View School in Providence, Rhode Island.

Stone robotics facilitator, Jeremy Glossup, left, and Superintendent John McCullough, right, listen to Chapel Hill High School Principal Brandon Dennard and Dr. Gara Fields as they discuss enrichment clusters on their campuses at Chapel Hill High School in Mt. Pleasant and Pleasant View School in Providence, Rhode Island.

Stone Principal Kelli Stewart welcomes staff from Aaron Parker Elementary as they visit the middle school to observe the JUMP program in hopes of implementing it at Parker in the fall. 

Stone Principal Kelli Stewart welcomes staff from Aaron Parker Elementary as they visit the middle school to observe the JUMP program in hopes of implementing it at Parker in the fall.