How will you measure growth? Growth Factors (Baseline & Targets)
Empathy 1.B - Staff and Student Well Being
The wellbeing of our students and staff has a direct impact on their success at school and at work. Staff who are exhausted and overextended become frustrated and cynical, while students whose emotional needs are neglected can become disengaged and unmotivated. Bringing out the best, most productive versions of our students and staff requires connection, celebration, and the permission to slow down and care for one another and ourselves.
Allow students on the PBIS committee to plan quarterly events and develop a varied and exciting menu of activities/items to buy with PawPoints.
Use PawPoints to incentivize good attendance.
Call students after any 2-day absence.
Engage students on the Advisement/SEL committees and use Character Strong in Advisement and during regular instruction.
Faculty fellowship to foster supportive relationships with coworkers.
Staff/student events and incentives sponsored by Admin and PTA.
Student Survey Baseline: 22-23 46% responded positively to the question "I enjoy coming to this school." Target: 23-24 55% will respond positively to the question "I enjoy coming to this school."
There must be a standardized and organized process in place for teachers to identify student needs, deliver interventions, and track progress of said interventions, to ensure that each and every child receives the services needed to be successful.
Meet monthly with the MTSS team: Admin, Counselors, MTSS Coordinator
Use monthly PBIS lessons and daily PBIS structure to teach and reinforce appropriate behaviors and increase use of restorative practices.
Leverage small groups and Wildcat Pride to provide differentiated response to student performance.
Leverage district assessment data, through data talks and data dive protocols, to gauge progress of our goal to reduce beginning percentages across student groups.
Use PawPoints to incentivize persistence and effort in Wildcat Pride.
ELL Think Tank to meet monthly to refine instructional practices for EL and develop supports for content area EL teachers.
Monthly tracking of student grades to include student self-reflection and mini-conferences with teachers.
Student Mastery/Grades Target: 23-24 90% of students passing 5 out of 6 classes 1st semester and 2nd semester
EES Survey Target: 23-24 50% of students will respond positively to the question "I get along with my classmates."
Universal Screener - iReady performance Target: 23-24 40% of students in Tier 1 in Fall Administration, 50% of students in Tier 1 in Winter Administration
District Assessments Target: 23-24 50% of our students will fall in the P/D range across subjects and grades
GMAS Target: For each subgroup, there will be an 8% increase in the number of students scoring P/D range.
Equity 2.B - Opportunity and Access
Students are the most important members of the DMS community. They must have access to opportunities and experiences that will provide them challenge, excitement, and create a sense of belonging.
Create new clubs based on student request and connect to the high school.
Educate ELs alongside their English-speaking peers.
Establish a student leadership program.
Establish a Student Advisory Council.
Offer Junior Leadership Corps as a year-long Connections class.
Offer Teaching as a Profession as a Carnegie Unit-earning year-long course.
Create a drone team.
Create two Robotics classes in Wildcat Pride.
Gifted and Talented Representation Baseline: 22-23 14% Target: 23-24 16%
EL Progress Towards Language Proficiency Baseline: 22-23 38% made positive progress on ACCESS Target: 23-24 50% will make positive progress on ACCESS
Student Enrollment in Specialty Courses Target: 23-24 50 students enrolled in Teaching as a Profession and JLC
Student Enrollment in Robotics Target: 90 students enrolled in Robotics
Student Enrollment in Student Leadership Program Target: 23-24 30 students participating in student leadership
Student Enrollment Principal's Advisory Council Target: 23-24 48 students on Principal's Advisory Council (1 per HR)
Student Survey Target: 23-24 90% of students will respond that they participate in activities at school from a "few times a year" to a "few times a week."
Effectiveness 3.B - Talent Management
Ensuring good student outcomes begins with hiring, supporting, and retaining vibrant and engaged staff who lay down roots and invest in DMS for years.
Engage the C&I Office in monthly meetings with our Instructional Leadership Team with the goal of increasing CLT productivity.
Establish an Instructional Leadership Team Academy to include the Admin team and 4 veteran teacher leaders and led by the Staff Development Office with the objective of building teacher leader capacity.
Provide teachers appropriate physical space and furniture to conduct small groups.
Schedule regular peer observations, allowing teachers to visit colleagues in their own grade levels, and providing time for discussion/feedback.
Train teachers on the use of instructional technology for purposes of remediation and enrichment.
Staff Survey Baseline: 22-23 80% of teachers responded positively to the question "Peer observation/coaching is a tool we use to improve instruction." Target: 23-24 90% of teachers will respond positively to the question "Peer observation/coaching is a tool we use to improve instruction."
Staff Survey Baseline: 22-23 92% of teachers responded positively to the question "Our teachers engage in PD to learn new skills and strategies." Target: 23-24 95% of teachers will respond positively to the question "Our teachers engage in the PD to learn new skills and strategies."
Staff Survey Baseline: 22-23 84% of teachers responded positively to the question "Our teachers engage in classroom based PD activities." Target: 23-24 90% of teachers will respond positively to the question "Our teachers engage in classroom based PD activities."
CLT Self-Assessment Target: 23-24 Each team rates themselves a 75 or higher on the CLT self-assessment
Excellence 4.A - Preferred Education Destination
Schools belong to the community and should be places where students not only come to be educated but also connected to something bigger than themselves. This community feel should extend to the families and business partners who support the school's mission. DMS should be where parents want to send their kids and where committed and engaged staff want to work.
Offer free English classes to our parents as well as our "new to the country" students after school and in the evenings.
Develop a comprehensive intake process for any family new to the state/country to include orientation sessions for both students and families.
Leverage community partners to provide supervision and mentorship at weekend "open school" activities.
Offer a Play 2 Learn Early Learning program at DMS to take place 1x week.
Hold regular "Coffee Talks" with the principal on weekends/evenings, and to include topics specific to different stakeholder groups. (i.e. "Charlas" for our Hispanic families.)
Student Survey Baseline: 22-23 48% of student responded positively to the question "My child is challenged." Target: 23-24 55% of students will respond positively to the question "Work I do at this school is useful and interesting."
Family Participation in the Family Survey Baseline: 22-23 148 families participated Target: 23-24 600 families will participate
Family Survey Baseline: 22-23 87% of families responded positively to the question "The school is doing a good job of preparing my student for a successful future." Target: 23-24 90% of families will respond positively to the question "The school is doing a good job of preparing my student for a successful future."
Family Engagement/Building Parent Capacity -
We will build our parents' capacity to support their children's academic achievement by implementing the activities identified in The Plan/The Promise.
Parent Engagement Center will host regular parent meetings, food drives, cultural events, festivals, and curriculum nights throughout the year.
Use Parent Square to communicate frequently with families in the language spoken at their home.
Offer free English classes to our families.
Parent Engagement Center will welcome new families with a comprehensive and detailed orientation to include available community resources, wraparound services, and academic resources to support their students.
Family Survey Baseline: 22-23 84% of parents responded positively to the question "I am given opportunities to discuss my student's progress at school." Target: 23-24 90% of parents will respond positively to the question "I am given opportunities to discuss my student's progress at school."
Attendance at Title I Events Target: 23-24 25% of families will attend at least 1 Title I event
Family Survey Baseline: 22-23 93% of parents responded positively to the question "The school has a welcoming environment." Target: 23-24 100% of parents will respond positively to the question "The school has a welcoming environment."