What is our focus?

  • Our Focus 
    • What is our focus?
      • To continually strive to improve the school’s tone & climate by having our student body embrace 5 core values for success. The benefits would be wide spread, improving domains within academic achievement, and students’ personal & social competence.  

 

How did we determine our focus and what did we learn from listening to our students?

  • Scanning:

Staff completion of a School Climate Survey. Things our school does well, and areas for growth were identified.

Greatest identified need-a consistent, well documented school-wide code of conduct which would lend itself to be taught explicitly.

This would address an area of development for our students which would greatly increase their readiness to take significant roles in their greater community, and society as a whole.

 

  • Focusing:

Pro-D sessions, collaboration time were utilized by staff to create, reform, & to initiate  P.R.I.D.E.

Student Focus groups were assembled to gain vital student feedback on options, definitions, criteria, locations for P.R.I.D.E. & the formation of the fuller matrix.

Parent group provided thoughts and feedback to the development, and final version of P.R.I.D.E.

District Support Team (Nicci & Ellen) engaged throughout to guide our practice of working through hunches, learning from research & other school sites who have explored similar growth plans & PBIS strategies.