2017-2018 School Year

Mrs. Karin Kelly, Principal

Mrs. Kerstin Kobetitsch, Assistant Principal


The mission of Public School 174 is to build a community of diverse learners through varied educational experiences. Our students are taught to their greatest potential through a rigorous academic and enrichment program. By recognizing and embracing the diverse cultures, nationalities and backgrounds represented in our school, students realize the importance of mutual respect and understanding. Civic responsibility is developed through service projects that reach out to others, building up both students and the community. Parent involvement is a vital part of the school. It complements and supports the professional teaching children receive.

Goals 2015

Making thinking visible by using feedback, questions and prompts Support thinking critically by explaining and citing evidence

Based on feedback from PPO visits from District Administration; from School Walkthroughs and Observation Reports; from School Quality Guide; from staff feedback parent surveys, parent feedback forms.

Goal 1 - 5A Framework for Great Schools- Element: Rigorous Instruction (ELA)

By June 2018, there will be an increase of 3% of students from grades K-5 increasing one performance level from Fall 2017 compared to Spring 2018 as measured by Teachers’ College ELA – Reading Levels.

Goal 2 - 5B Framework for Great Schools – Element: Supportive Environment

By June 2018, there will be an decrease of 3% of students from grades K-5 having disciplinary action from SY2016-2017 compared to SY 2017-2018 as measured by OORs (Online Occurrence Reports.)

Goal 3 – 5C Framework for Great Schools- Element Collaborative Teachers (Math)

By June 2018, there will be an increase of 3% of students from grades K-5 increasing one performance level from Fall 2017 compared to Spring 2018 as measured by Math benchmark exams.

Goal 4 – 5D Framework for Great Schools- Element Leadership/Instructional Focus

By June 2018, school leaders including teacher leaders, will create and implement a Professional Learning Plan that builds on teachers’ capacity in questioning and discussion techniques (Danielson component 3B) resulting in 60% of teachers increasing in one performance level as measured by the end of year MOTP (Measure of Teacher Practice.)

Goal 5 – 5E Framework for Great Schools- Element: Strong Family and Community Ties

By June 2018, there will engage parents in a more collaborative partnership as measured by a 2% increase in attendance at parent engagement and involvement activities based on PCAR (Parent Coordinator Activity Report) data.



Who is William Sidney Mount?

William Sidney Mount, (born November 26, 1807, Setauket, Long Island, New York, U.S.A, and died November 19, 1868, Setauket), American genre painter who mainly depicted rustic life in his native Long Island. He was one of the first and best 19th-century anecdotal painters in the United States.

A farm boy until age 17, Mount apprenticed himself to his older brother Henry, a sign painter working in New York City. They were joined by another brother, Shepard Alonzo, who eventually became a portrait painter. In 1826, when the National Academy of Design opened drawing classes, Mount was one of its first students and was elected an associate member in 1831 (he became a full member in 1832). He stayed only a year before returning to Setauket, where he continued painting and sending work to be exhibited in New York, where it received great acclaim.

Although Mount began his career by painting historical subjects, soon after returning to Setauket he began to explore the social manners and rituals of rural life in his work, an approach known as genre painting. His first genre painting, The Rustic Dance (1830), was an immediate success, and Mount never departed from this vein. He did not sentimentalize his scenes but rather portrayed his subjects with naturalness and simplicity. His paintings often commented on American social and political issues, as seen in his exploration of temperance and the abolition of slavery in Bar-room Scene (1835). The recognizable situations and detailed, representational character of Mountains paintings struck a responsive chord in Victorian America and now serve as a valuable record of a bygone, agrarian age.