September 26, 2017

Scott H. Warren, Ed.D., Superintendent

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E-NOTICE

Goals to Guide District 103 During 2017-2018

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Hello, District 103 Families and Community Members!

 

The District received approval from the Board of Education on September 19, 2017, regarding the Vision 2020 goals that will guide our work through the new school year. Focus areas and key goals were identified during the strategic planning process in 2015 and reviewed at the Vision 2020 committee meeting on May 30, 2017. Following are the specific goals for 2017-2018 in the five focus areas. 

 

Focus Area: Curriculum and Instruction
1. Explore opportunities to increase speaking and listening skills across all content areas

  • Create report card language K-8
  • Implement identified speaking and listening skill teaching strategies
  • Continue to offer speaking and listening skill professional development

2. Explore opportunities to increase writing skills across all content areas

  • Implement common writing tasks by grade level

3. Implement District enrichment model

  • Monitor the development and use of pre-assessments in math, English language arts, science
  • Provide enrichment specialists training on how to use MAP assessment results for differentiation

4. Provide professional development for staff on best practices in English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction

  • Host ESL classes from local universities that enable teachers to receive the ESL endorsement from the State
  • ESL teachers will provide training to all teachers
  • Implement co-teaching for language level students 2-5
  • Support co-teaching partnerships through professional development
  • Implement identified speaking and listening skill teaching strategies
  • Continue to offer speaking and listening skill professional development

5. Increase professional learning opportunities to effectively integrate educational technology

  • Provide DW teachers with Powerschool training

6. Strengthen and expand district Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) offerings.

  • Collaborate with Stevenson Consortium Districts to create curriculum units aligned to the Illinois Arts Learning Standards

7. Enhance education in Social Emotional Literacy (SEL), Digital Citizenship, and Leadership

  • Align SEL Standard to one major project (Q2, Q3, Q4) in grades 6-8
  • Implement social emotional evaluation rubric in grades 6-8

 

Focus Area: Culture and Climate
1. Increase opportunities to involve students, parents, and staff in decisions regarding the students' school experience

  • Conduct surveys around student/parents/staff input into school/district issues
  • Provide forums for students/parents/staff to provide feedback regarding school/district decisions and initiatives
  • Work with the parent groups on parent education opportunities regarding technology

2. Create opportunities for students, families and staff to build understanding and appreciation between cultures

  • Implement SEL lessons regarding cultural differences
  • Continue with multicultural events to improve stakeholder satisfaction
  • Provide opportunities for parents/student/staff to discuss cultural differences
  • Provide a speaker/facilitator to discuss cultural differences with the community
  • Monitor student/staff attendance on secular and non-secular holidays

 

Focus Area: Facilities
1. Continue to complete items identified during the Security Assessment

  • Review existing assessment document.
  • Establish options to optimize existing systems
  • Identify issues with existing camera angles
  • Remediate security issues as able with existing funds

2. Revise and update facility assessment needs

  • Prioritize needs
  • Recommend schedule for completion of assessment needs
  • Review and recommend solution regarding space for Environmental Education Program 

 

Focus Area: Fiscal Responsibility

1. Monitor State legislation regarding school funding

  • Communicate with elected officials the impact of proposed legislation on the district
  • Communicate changes to the Board and community as needed
  • Create options that maintain Board policy on fund balances

 

Focus Area: Transportation
1. Monitor new busing configurations related to the district guidelines
2. Adjust bus configurations as needed to maintain district established guidelines 

 

The Vision 2020 strategic plan is the framework through which the district supports its schools to ensure the academic success of each student. For updates on the District's progress, please visit the Vision 2020 Progress Portal on our webpage at www.d103.org/Vision2020progress

 

As members of our learning community, you are valued partners in this important process as we work to provide innovative learning experiences which empower each student to excel and make a difference in a diverse and interconnected world.

 

Sincerely,

Scott Warren, Ed. D.

Superintendent 

Our Mission:
To provide innovative learning experiences which empower each student to excel and make a difference in a diverse and interconnected world.

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Lincolnshire, IL 60069

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