A Focus on Resiliency
The term resilience is generally accepted as our capacity to recover from adversity, difficulties or trauma. But in schools, resilience must be about rising above where we are and excelling to new heights. This is our vision for the 2019-20 school year, as we strive to build a stronger school system in every way. Focusing on students’ learning is our core mission and a key anchor we use in building resilience in students, staff and leaders.
Professional learning is key to this kind of resilience. Our staff have spent a great deal of time over the summer and the beginning of this school year refining their work in Professional Learning Teams (PLT), collaboratively planning, and focusing on our collective determination to improve learning and achievement. These efforts build relationships and trust among our learning community. Relationships, commitment, student well-being, and academic learning are all connected and critical to our success.
With ongoing support and development, our staff navigates daily challenges and opportunities without losing focus on instructional leadership and student success.The key lies within the strength of professional learning systems.
To that end, we will be administering a survey called Measurable-Results Assessment (MRA) to parents, students, and staff of students in grades 4-9 in our District. This survey is aligned with our Leader in Me (7 Habits of Highly Effective People) process at our three buildings and will give us important insight into the attitudes and behaviors that contribute to our schools’ outcomes. This information will be of great help as we make plans and set goals to help each of our schools reach their greatest potential. We plan to implement the survey in early November. Parents of students in grades 4-9 will receive a parent notification letter as well as a permission form for their child(ren) in the next few weeks. The survey is anonymous and will be available through a web link we will send out to all participants. It will also be available for parents to complete at parent-teacher conferences in November. A copy of the survey
questions is posted on the District website for your review. (Leader In Me MRA Surveys)
Thank you for your continued support of our school district. I am looking forward to another year of exceptional learning and growth for all our students and staff!
Susan B. Frey