Outcome 1: Be compassionate and kind.
- Be aware of and appreciate one’s similarities and differences with others.
- Listen well and cooperate with others.
- Demonstrate awareness of one’s own thoughts and emotions and how they impact behavior.
- Express emotions, thoughts and impulses in positive and beneficial ways.
- Resolve conflicts and repair relationships.
We will look at data from the following sources:
Students will demonstrate an increase in positive responses for students feeling peers at their school are compassionate and kind toward each other as shown through the school's climate survey data from spring 2019 to spring 2020. Specifically, the percentage of students who say "Strongly Agree and Agree" will increase from 50% (Spring 2019) to 65% (Spring 2020).
We will implement many strategies schoolwide and some at specific times or in specific classrooms. All together, we will create a culture that emphasizes kindness and compassion. Some of our strategies are:
Outcome 2: Have the academic and life skills to pursue their individual career, civic and educational goals.
- Read, write and speak effectively for a wide range of purposes, including the interpretation and analysis of both literary and informational texts.
- Know and apply mathematics to a level of fluency that ensures a broad range of post-secondary opportunities and career choices.
- Use analytic and scientific principles to draw sound conclusions.
- Analyze multiple causal factors that shape major events in history.
- Exit with a personalized post-secondary transition plan for work, career and/or college, and complete the first steps toward achieving post-secondary goals before graduation.
- Develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines, and engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
- Problem solve using both creative and critical thinking skills.
- Demonstrate continuous growth across the disciplines to meet or exceed academic learning standards and work toward graduation.
- Apply reliable information and systematic decision making to personal financial decisions.
METRIC: Classroom based RATES assessment
METRIC: MAP Growth Scores Spring 2019-2020.
METRIC: WCAS Growth Scores Spring 2019-2020 and growth on individual teacher assessments measured per quarter/semester.
ELA and Social Studies
GOAL: Students will demonstrate proficiency in answering text-dependent questions for both informational and literary texts. They will show one level of growth on the RATES (Re-state question, Answer question, Text-Evidence, Summarize) rubric from an initial assessment (by December 15) to a final assessment (by June 1).
GOAL: On the spring 2020 Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) for mathematics, all grade levels will have 100% of their students achieve their projected growth goals from spring 2019-spring 2020.
GOAL: All students will increase 1 level (on a standards based scale) by the end of April, 2020, on each part of the teacher-created, common rubric for arguing from evidence.
ELA and Social Studies:
Outcome 3: Advocate for the social, physical and mental wellness of themselves and others and be hopeful about the future.
- Communicate effectively.
- Develop knowledge and skills to have healthy eating habits, have a healthy body image and access reliable health information and services.
- Be physically active and see athletics and exercise as health-enhancing behaviors.
- Understand and apply principles of sound mental and emotional health and learn to identify signs of emotional health concerns such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thinking in self and others.
- Understand how and when to seek supportive mental and emotional health resources for self and others.
- Cultivate healthy relationships that honor each person's personal preferences and boundaries.
- Identify and develop personal strengths and interests.
- Develop the skills and habits to assess the role of technology and social media in their lives and distinguish between healthy and harmful use.
A higher percentage of eighth grade students will report feeling "Moderately or Highly Hopeful" as measured by the Healthy Youth Survey Children's Hope Scale, moving from 83% who say they are "Moderately or Highly Hopeful" in the Fall of 2018 to 95% who say they are "Moderately or Highly Hopeful" in the fall of 2020.
A lower percentage of eighth grade students will report feeling "so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that they stopped doing some usual activities in the past year" as measured by the Healthy Youth Survey, moving from 30% who reported feeling that way in the fall of 2018 to 10% who will feel that way in the fall of 2020.
Outcome 5: Discover their passions, be curious and love learning.
- Broaden their perspectives and seek out various opportunities to explore new ideas, particularly those areas that are unfamiliar or uncomfortable to find their interests.
- Experience failure, setbacks and disappointments as an expected and honored part of learning.
- Understand and demonstrate the value of service in their community and learning by doing.
- Pursue creative and artistic opportunities as a vocation and/or a form of lifelong enrichment.