Programs and services provided by the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools are funded in part by the Archbishop's annual Call to Share Campaign.
"I am inspired the genuine concern and desire the teacher has for meeting his needs. She truly wants to provide what is best for him." principal
The goal of the Perfect Wings program is to suppot Catholic schools in creating an educational setting that meets all learners’ needs- both students with special needs and those students without.
The following services are available through Perfect Wings to support schools.
On-Site Consultation – is available to help teachers develop classroom accommodations to meet the needs of individual learners. In addition, support is offered for teachers in how to make the curriculum accessible to the student by adapting the instructional methods, materials and the classroom environment. During the 2014-15 school year, 44 on-site consultations were provided to schools by Perfect Wings. (Back)
Student Improvement Teams – Established to support students who are struggling either academically or behaviorally in school. The teams follows a problem solving process to identify the breadth and depth of a student’s needs. Then, a data driven process is implemented to develop a student support plan. The team process is available to any student who is struggling, and the goal of the process is to design a plan so that the student will be successful at school.
“Provided excellent information regarding disabilities and easily applied strategies to take back to the classroom.” Teacher (Back)
Professional Development – Is provided to all schools as requested. In-services are provided on disability-specific topics, as well as general information regarding serving students with special needs. In addition, training is available to schools in Content Enhancement Routines developed by the University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning Content Enhancement
Routines are research validated strategies for any teacher to use to meet the needs of diverse student populations.During the 2014-15 school year, 33 professional development sessions were provided by Perfect Wings in Archdiocesan schools on the following topics: University of Kansas- Center for Research on Learning Content Enhancement Strategies (FRAME, LINCing, Unit Organizer) Differentiated Instruction Student Improvement Team Training Virtuous Behavior Formation Autism Spectrum Disorders Functional Behavior Assessments Emergency Safety Interventions Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol for English language learners Supporting Students with Social and Behavioral Challenges Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia
Teaching All God’s Children newsletters – Published periodically by Perfect Wings. Each edition focuses on a topic related to meeting the needs of students with disabilities in the general education setting. Click here to view current and previous editions of the newsletters.
Transition Coordination – Is provided by Perfect Wings to support students as they move from elementary school to high school and/or high school to college. Transitions are challenging enough without the additional stress of coping with a disability. Students and families are provided with the support and tools to make successful transition decisions for the student.
Liaison – Services are provided to create relationships with the 28 public school districts our Catholic schools work with across the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. Catholic schools in the Archdiocese work very hard to meet the local and federal guidelines to maximize access to services for their students with disabilities and meet the best practice standards established by the state of Kansas.