Whitehouse Primary School
Building GOALS 2017-2018

Elementary District Goals:
A  Average on all ODE Indicators
A - Achievement
B or higher - Gap Closing
A - K-3 Literacy
A - Graduation Rate
A - Prepared for Success

Continue Growth Mindset - (How do we measure progress?)
Hope - (How do we instruct and assess progress in this area?)

 

Goal One:  Instruction
Target:  Instruction provided at Whitehouse Primary is provided utilizing scientifically proven strategies and best practices that actively engage learners and incorporate 21st century skills. Instruction at Whitehouse Primary is differentiated effectively to meet the needs of all students in every classroom, via the general education lessons, RtI, Special Education Services, Gifted Services, etc.

Goal:
During the 2017-2018 school year the Whitehouse Primary Staff will participate in ongoing professional development to identify researched based instructional strategies that improve student achievement.  Staff members will reflect on their current understanding and utilization of strategies in their daily practice.  Teachers will also be given the opportunity to collaborate and share ways they can more frequently apply these strategies in their classrooms.

Progress on this goal will be determined based on a staff pre-assessment administered August 2017, and a post assessment administered May of 2018.

Evidence Indicators: Evidence of work toward this goal will include staff meeting agendas, team meeting notes, team meeting agendas, professional development day agendas, etc.  Progress will also be measured by end of the year assessment results.

 

Goal Two:  Assessment
Target:  Whitehouse Primary provides effective formative, summative, diagnostic and common assessments that vary in type, include higher level thinking skills, and offer opportunities for students to choose how they demonstrate mastery.

During the 2017-2018 school year the Whitehouse Primary Staff will participate in ongoing professional development to identify common assessments, different ways to assess students to meet multiple intelligences, ways to differentiate assessments effectively and meet the needs of all students.  All Whitehouse staff members will reflect upon and define effective strategies to be implemented on their classroom environment.

Evidence Indicators:  Evidence of work toward this goal will include staff meeting agendas, team meeting notes, team meeting agendas, professional development day agendas, etc.  Progress will also be measured by end of the year assessment results.

 

Proposed Goal Three:  Alignment
Target: Curriculum at Whitehouse Primary is aligned both horizontally and vertically in all subject areas at all grade levels to provide a smooth transition for students from level to level and from Whitehouse to Fallen Timbers.

The Whitehouse Primary Staff will ensure that curriculum is aligned both horizontally and vertically in all subject areas at all grade levels to provide a smooth transition for students from level to level and from Whitehouse to Fallen Timbers.  This will be done through a systematic conversation of expectations in different content areas.  Teams will meet between levels and within grade levels to discuss the meaning of state standards and to define expectations when standards are vague.  This will take place during Professional Development Days, Staff Meetings and on an ongoing basis as a matter of professional practice.

Evidence Indicators:  Evidence of work toward this goal will include staff meeting agendas, team meeting notes, team meeting agendas, professional development day agendas, etc.  Progress will also be measured by end of the year assessment results.

 

Proposed Administrative / Office Goal:  
Target:  Whitehouse Administration maintains effective relationships with internal and external community. Whitehouse Administration effectively communicates with all stakeholders.

The Whitehouse Primary Administration will reconsider ways they communicate with internal and external stakeholders.  External stakeholders will be surveyed Spring of 2017 to reassess best means by which to communicate.  Communication will be delivered to our families based on this feedback.  Additional steps within the office staff will be made to ensure that parents receive prompt and accurate information in a timely manner.  This will include reassignment of certain roles and responsibilities.

When working with internal stakeholders, an effort will be made to reach out to all constituents on a regular basis to try to ensure that opportunities for ongoing communication take place within the building.  Modes of internal communication will also be adjusted and refined in an attempt to efficiently communicate needed information.

Evidence Indicators:  Initial communication with families and staff to begin the year.  Documented ongoing communication throughout the school year.  Assessment:  End of year survey of staff and parents.

 

Community Goal:
Target: All of the parents of Whitehouse Primary effectively support our students and our school.

To assist the parents of Whitehouse Primary school, the Whitehouse Staff will hold informational parent night’s separate from Open House, September of 2017.  During these meetings teachers will discuss important items to ensure a successful school year in their class / grade.  At the same event, Whitehouse office staff will review important information to ensure that all students and families have a successful year.

 

Mr. Rhodes will:  

  • Share thoughts from a presentation on parent involvement to the Whitehouse Staff during August opening meetings

The Whitehouse Primary Staff will…

  • Clearly define what we expect from our parents.
  • Explain what we want/need our parents to do to be effective team partners by holding informational sessions at Open House.

Classroom Teachers will:

  • Provide an opportunity for parents to understand and ask questions about classroom / level routines, expectations, and policies.
  • Provide clear support structures
  • Reach out periodically throughout the year to see if parents have any questions or concerns regarding our building’s communication, policies, procedures, and / or expectations.

 

Evidence Indicators:  Agendas from Opening Meetings, Parent Night Event, ongoing communications...
Assessment:  Survey of parents after the event.  Survey of staff at the end of the year to see if the event improved parent support of their students.