“Let’s Own the Process Together – Part 2”

 If you read Part 1 in the 2017 Graduation Issue of the Dragon Tales, you already know we want to adopt the “Growth Mindset” to promote continuous improvement.  As a school district, we have many outstanding accomplishments to celebrate, no doubt!  But the reality is we’re not perfect, there are plenty of areas we can improve upon, and we want to get better in every way possible.  We could try to do that alone, but we would certainly miss the mark, and as the first part of our Mission Statement declares, we need to continue to partner with you, get your input, and invite you to come alongside us to help make Pembroke even better than it already is.  With that end in mind, earlier this year we initiated two separate processes that we married together to continue to plan for the future.  They are the “ThoughtExchange” process and the “Educational Legacy Planning” process.

For more information about each process, please read below and click the associated links.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Matthew E. Calderón

Superintendent

thoughtexchange

ThoughtExchange is a social media style platform providing all stakeholders the opportunity to engage in a three-step process to help identify priorities for future planning. At the Share step, participants answered open-ended questions and shared thoughts on issues and topics that are important to them. At the Star step, participants distributed stars to the thoughts of others that they agree with the most.  Now, at the Discover step, we all have the opportunity to find out what was identified as most important to the school-community as a whole. We will consider the input provided as we develop building-level action plans for the 2017-18 school year, and we will also use it in the Educational Legacy Planning process.

Please click the link above to discover what was identified as most important!

 

legacyplanning

Educational Legacy Planning
entails extended school and community dialogue about the future of education in our District in order to:

  • Identify our educational aspirations and desired future outcomes for our students
  • Establish what that means for our academic and extracurricular programs
  • Identify what facility changes need to be accomplished to align the physical space to that new/updated vision

Too often, when planning for capital projects, districts start by focusing solely on the physical space without ever asking, “What will our children need to learn in the next five, ten, and twenty years?” To be responsible and wise with our financial resources, the answer to those questions should be the driving force behind any capital project planning decisions.

Please click the link above to learn more! 


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