The following building goals were developed by the elementary school staff for the 2018-2019 school year. These goals are created based on the Board of Education's District level goals.
Technology: The goal for this year focuses on using technology to enhance instruction to its fullest potential. We want our students to use technology to help them become more independent, curious, and goal oriented learners. We will monitor student use and outcomes with applications such as IXL a web based math application, Storia, an online digital book service, and Accelerated Reader (AR.)
Safety: Our building recognizes that student emotional regulation and social growth is a fundamental component of a safe and vibrant school culture. We will work to foster a collaborative relationship with community partners such as Community Action, Department of Social Services, and Orleans County Mental Health. We will foster GRIT, self-regulation, and community within our school through specific messages, and instruction.
Literacy & Math:
Literacy: We will continue our work on building student independence and student engagement in writing. Our teachers will participate in instructional rounds with a facilitator from McRel and they will focus on student engagement and best teaching practices.
Math: A committee led by teachers from each grade level and facilitated by McRel will analyze our Math data, our current program, the Next Generation Learning Standards and make recommendations for a new or revised math program in 2019-2020.
Communication: An important facet of the success of class activities and family events is communication. We will continue to develop classroom activities and after-school family fun nights to promote family engagement. To that end, we will continue to expand communication by training more teachers in using the Remind app and to promote these events on the website.