District Goals 2015-2017

Unanimously approved by the School Committee on April 8, 2015

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES:
ENGAGE AND CHALLENGE ALL STUDENTS & ENHANCE LEARNING THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Professional Practice Goals:
1) By the end of the 2016-17 school year, all grade level and department teams will have re-designed and implemented an existing learning experience for students that includes:

  • An open-ended question that requires students to think critically about an engaging topic
  • A special introductory event to the learning experience that generates curiosity and motivates students to learn more about the topic
  • Multiple pathways to demonstrate learning
  • Opportunities for students to share their thinking and collaborate with others
  • Work shared with an audience beyond teacher and classroom
  • Technology integration that enhances learning at the Modification and/or Redefinition level (SAMR Model)

The resources for this learning experience will be organized digitally to support team
and department collaboration and innovation.

2) Beginning in 2015-2016, all students in Grades 5 through 12 will receive explicit
instruction in digital citizenship each year, and the middle and high schools will collect
feedback and data to best target this instruction.

Student Learning Goals:
1) In spring 2017, the number of students meeting the proficiency benchmark on PreK-12 common writing assessments will increase by at least 5% in each grade level compared with the baseline established in 2016.

2) In spring 2017, the number of students meeting the proficiency benchmark on PreK-12 common mathematics assessments will increase by at least 5% in each grade level compared with the baseline established in 2016.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY: PROMOTE HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Professional Practice Goal:
1) Based on surveys and observations, each school will ensure a systematic response to address the needs of students who are at-risk for behavioral or mental health issues, especially those who are identified as lacking a connection to a caring adult in the school environment.

Student Learning Goal:
1) All students will be able to identify at least one way they can access the help and support they need in the school environment when they or a friend are struggling with social, emotional or mental health issues.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY: INCREASE VALUE TO THE COMMUNITY

Community Goal:
1) Partner with booster and community groups, local businesses, and alumni in order to raise $1 million towards the renovation and improvement of the athletics infrastructure at Shrewsbury High School.