Continuous School Improvement:
Our team consistently reviews, develops, and refines school improvement goals. We are always thriving to prepare every student to be college and career ready. Our school improvement plan is aimed at measurable goals that will help raise student achievement. We have implemented several strategies for students that will help to attain these goals for our students and our school.
It is a requirement for every student to create a SMART goal. Every student will have one personalized academic goal that will be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. We ask that parents take time to discuss the goal their child creates, and make SMART goals a regular part of discussion in your household. Ask your student the following questions:
How did you identify your goal?
How are you tracking your goal?
How will you know when you have achieved your goal?
Where are you currently at in reaching your goal?
Are you keeping up with your action plan?
A second strategy is introducing students to the Recall note taking method. Recall notes are similar to Cornell notes, but easier for school aged children. We have found that most of our students don’t understand the purpose of note taking nor do they understand how to properly study notes. We utilize Recall Notes school-wide. Every student in every grade will use only Recall Notes for any type of note taking. Information describing Recall Notes along with a sample note page is sent home with every student. This will help parents in assisting students with studying at home.
Parental assistance plays a huge role in student success. Thank you for your on going support as we create new and innovative ways to help our students achieve success.
We are consistently looking for and finding new ways to strive for academic excellence among our students. If you have any questions about our school improvement efforts or the strategies feel free to call me at 480-807-1100.
Nikki Triggs, Principal