Uses Best Practices and Innovation...

  • The following work groups contribute to Building an Organizational Culture of Excellence...
    That Places a High Value on Human Resources

    Create and Execute an Instructional Alignment Process

    Team Leader: Dr. Theodore Stevens

    • Math grade level meetings were held in November 2016
    • Select teachers will be employed the summer of 2017 to create math curricular maps and other professional development

    Develop a Teacher Leadership Plan to Support the Instructional Alignment Process
    Team Leader: Sarah Hickle

    • Board Presentation on Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s): December 13, 2016

    Technology Task Force
    Team Leader: Eric Johnson

    • Next meeting: December 7, 2016
    • Community engagement continues with research on student and teacher devices
    • This initiative is able to move forward due to the passing of the Operating Levy Referendum in November 2016

    Elementary Alternative Education Program
    Team Leader: Barbara Michalos

    • Two students placed as of November 2016 with a possibility of a third in the coming weeks
    • Expectation is that membership in class to grow slowly throughout the 2016–2017 school year, program in full cycle for the 2017–2018 school year

    Summer School Program
    Team Leader: Sarah Hickle

    • Board presentation: March 28, 2017

    SCM Behavior Support
    Team Leader: Eilleen Kalman

    • Next meeting: January 10, 2017
    • Sub-groups:
      • Alternatives to Suspension
        • Next meeting: December 2016
      • Evaluate and Restructure the Alternative Education Program at JYMS
        • Next meeting: December 2016

    Kindergarten Lab Class at Bethel College
    Team Leader: Dr. Bruce Stahly

    • Program is being implemented in partnership with Bethel College
    • There are 15 students enrolled in this program

    The “P” Project (Preparation)
    Team Leader: Mike Pettibone

    • School Board approved plan: October 25, 2016
    • The focus of The “P” Project is on the SCM athletic program, academic competition program and music program