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Mission and Vision

Staff Meeting Presentation

Jenny Krentz

on 19 February 2014

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Transcript of Mission and Vision

Effective School Characteristics

School leadership (principals and teachers) that focuses on

a sense of community with a clear mission, goals, and high expectations commonly shared throughout the school;
maximizing learning time on instructional issues to engage students in academic work;
a stable and committed staff;
a planned purposeful program of courses that focuses on academic development;
ongoing school-wide staff development and training;
school-wide recognition of academic success;
ongoing and stable district support;
a culture within the school that involves collaborative planning time among teachers;
strong parent involvement and participation in the education of their children and the life of the school;
and an orderly environment.
Goldring & Berends, 2009
Samples from other schools include....
“To inspire every student to think, to learn, to achieve, to care”
Cherry Creek School District
Students will realize their full potential, appreciate the relevance of their education, be excited to learn, and be empowered for success!
Aspen School District
Learn With Passion, Lead With Confidence, and Live with Character.
Eastern Elementary School
The Vision of Columbia High School is to be the highest performing school in Dekalb County and the state of Georgia, becoming an internationally recognized school of excellence that epitomizes excellence in academics, athletics and the arts.
Rockingham County Schools will provide a safe and dynamic globally competitive education environment in which all students can reach their highest potential.
Bolivia Elementary School's mission is to educate and develop well rounded, independent, life-long learners who are responsible contributing members of the 21st century.
Why are we here?
A mission statement is...

a PHRASE that captures something people can hold in their minds and heart as they perform their duties.
The School's Mission
What is a mission statement?
The School's Vision
A mission statement addresses the questions.....
Why are we here?
What is our fundamental purpose?
We are here to help all students learn.
Do you agree?
If we believe that all students can learn, we expect them to learn.
How will we respond when students do not learn?
Can a mission statement make a difference?
~ Students will have and apply essential academic skills and knowledge.

~ Students will have and apply ethical, personal, and workplace skills and knowledge.

~ All students are learning in a safe environment and prepared to succeed in an ever-changing world.

Steamboat Springs School District
All Soda Creek students are prepared to succeed in an ever-changing world.
What is a vision statement?
A vision statement is an attempt to describe the school that faculty members are hoping to create.
Imagine with no boundaries... just what the school could become.
~This is the seed of the vision.
Dream big; dream outside the box; get on top of the box and dance; dream with students at the center.
Lunenburg & Irby, 2006
We are seeking dreamers and dancers to create our school's mission and vision statements.
The Richard Montgomery cluster will work collaboratively to ensure all students succeed. Placing the highest priority on reading and writing instruction will support consistent student achievement so that all students attain grade-level or higher performance levels annually, as measured by county, state, and national assessments. Partnerships across the cluster will sustain student success so that all students will read fluently by the end of Grade 2, write proficiently in both narrative and expository modes, pass algebra by the end of Grade 8, pass all High School Assessments on the first attempt, and graduate on schedule with the skills and knowledge required for success in higher education and/or the workplace.
Sample Vision Statements
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