...children are our priority.
...learning is a life-long process.
...innovation and change are essential to help prepare children to be successful in an ever changing world.
...education is a responsibility shared by the individual, family, school and community.
...positive relationships between students and staff members are essential and therefore expected to help students reach their full potential.
...access to quality education is essential for a free society.
...people are our most valuable asset.
...our children deserve a great education
...success for all students requires multiple pathways for learning.
We will work with families. communities, business partners, and higher education institutions to ensure individual student success.
We will employ highly skilled, positive, dedicated, and compassionate people who make children their priority.
We will seek and implement varied instructional strategies which promote life-long learning and help all children succeed.
We will increase educational success by fostering positive relationships in a supportive climate throughout the District.
We will keep moving from good to great through a culture of innovation and 21st century instruction and learning.
We will be respectful of ourselves, others, and our environment.
We will consider student needs, instructional data, Board guidelines, enrollment and assessment information when allocating resources.
We will have collaborative instructional planning and decision making teams througout the district focused on student learning.
We will use common assessments that are both formative and summative; immediate feedback assessments; and required state assessments to guide instruction and demonstrate successful student learning.
We will annually review our progress toward achieving our district mission and vision and collaboratively plan for the future.
State and federal imposed mandates and budget restraints are obligatory parameters.
We recognize that student achievement and learning are critical in helping students develop good citizenship, have opportunities to make positive choices as adults, and become successful contributors to society.
We will focus on K-12 student achievement using a variety of current assessment data to determine the levels of student achievement and to decide upon instructional priorities.
We will plan for the future of our school district as we look five years ahead to where we want to be in 2010-2011.
Quality of Personnel
We will continue to hire child-centered, passionate, positive, and instructionally creative staff members at all levels and in all areas.
Every single day, every single moment of the day, all staff members should help all children learn so that each child is "better off" (increases achievement and self-confidence) after their interactions with any and all staff members. Recognize and celebrate all of the successes of our students and staff members at all levels.
Since effective communication is a life-long skill and is so important in successful learning, instructional emphasis will be placed in reading, writing, spelling, oral communication, and listening.
The core area curriculum committees will continue to coordinate instruction and successful student learning as an integrated sequential K-12 system.
We will expect research-based teaching strategies to be used in every classroom emphasizing reading and writing.
Decisions about curriculum, instructional strategies, technology, and innovative programming will be data driven.
We will increase the educational success of all students continually through varied instructional strategies in the classroom and with supportive relationships in all areas of the school premises.
We will continue to facilitate a safe environment and climate (physical and emotional) so that all school buildings are positive and nurturing for students, and taking care of their basic needs of hunger, safety and support.