Mission/Values/Beliefs/Goals

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The Storm Lake Community School District will encourage, engage and empower students to build a better tomorrow.

VALUES:

BELIEFS:

All Storm Lake Community School District stakeholders (students, staff, parents, community members) value:

All Storm Lake Community School District stakeholders (students, staff, parents, community members) believe in:

  • Our diverse schools and community.

  • Acquiring knowledge and applying critical thinking.

  • The inherent learning ability of each individual.

  • Establishing and maintaining a safe and positive learning environment.

  • The partnership among students, families, staff, communities and the world.

  • Empowering all to be confident and responsible digital citizens, who use technology effectively and demonostrate 21st Century Skills.

     

  • Giving their best effort every day.

  • Encouragings, empowering and engaging students and staff to take educational risks in a safe environment.

  • Equally embracing each student.

  • Developing the fundamentals of good character:  trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring, citizenship and fairness.

  • Developing students' understanding of the importance of being a contributing member of their community.

  • Supporting all to reach their highest level of achievement.

STORM LAKE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD GOALS - 2018-2019

1) Strengthen communication and stakeholder partnerships

  • Support proactive and transparent communication to foster trust and collaboration

  • Build partnerships among student, families and staff by being visible at events

  • Utilize the chain of command

2) Maintain systems districtwide to support academic outcomes and meet student needs

  • Continue planning for anticipated growth and support this need with new facilities by communicating with stakeholders the need for the Early Childhood Center

  • Ensure fiscal responsibility and proper stewardship of resources

3) Ensure educational excellence and equity for every student

  • Embrace change with an open mind

  • Elevate professional practice by investing in administrators and staff through the maintenance of a professional development program that cultivates ongoing adult and student learning

  • engage in "leadership on your feet" behaviors

4) Prepare students to be college & career ready by raising the academic and social emotional learning bar

  • Continue to improve prevention and intervention strategies for addressing "at risk" behaviors of students

  • Ensure school culture promotes equitable outcomes in student learning

  • Encourage and increase the participation rate in school activities by families and students

  • Further develp understanding, acceptance and appreciation of diversity within our staff, students and families