Title I

Welcome to the Title 1 Program at Emma Elementary

Lead Teacher: Tonya Deweese
                     Title 1 Assistant Teachers: Laura Allen, Barbara Burnett, Tammy Cutshall,
Amy Davis, Kathleen Pierce, and Doris Reeves
At Emma, our Title 1 program is called SMILE (Small Multisensory Interactive Learning Engagement). During SMILE time, there are four or more small groups of reading instruction taking place for a 40 minute time period.  Each child is reading material on his or her instructional level and engaging in activities that revolve around the material.  Along with reading the text, the children are learning phonics, vocabulary strategies, comprehension strategies, and the use of a Thinking Map as a writing and comprehension tool.

In addition to the SMILE time provided during the school day, Emma's Title 1 program offers many services and materials that enhance student learning:
  • Year-long during and after school tutoring
  • Take-home books for all students  
  • Summer Backpack Program for targeted students 
  • Cougar Night for Kindergarten students
  • Cougar Night for grades 1 and 2
  • Cougar Night for grades 3 and 4
  • Free meal at all Cougar Nights 
  • Math Night for all students
  • Parent Workshops
  • Kindergarten Transition Night in the spring



    The Title 1 teachers are available to answer any questions
    you may have concerning your child's reading progress.
     Please feel free to call the school at 232-4272 and ask for Mrs. Deweese. 
    We are here for the students and the families!