Mission/Vision/Goals

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Mission Statement

To educate all students to be contributing members of a global society by inspiring them with a lifelong love of learning, challenging them with rigorous and innovative curriculum, and empowering them through inclusion and collaboration.

Vision

To be a leader of public 4K-12 education, and to be a district that achieves excellence and equity, and generates community pride.

Mission Supported by Beliefs

1. We believe we must develop and nurture intellectual curiosity and a thirst for discovery and achievement.

2. We believe that all students can learn and must strive to attain high academic achievement and personal growth.

3. We believe our curriculum needs to prepare our students to work and live in an increasingly diverse and global society.

4. We believe our students and staff need to be equipped with essential skills, including critical and creative thinking skills, civic and financial literacy, and personal and mass communication skills. 

5. We believe our students need challenging, relevant, and comprehensive district curriculum based on established standards that are regularly evaluated and improved upon.

6. We believe our curriculum and staff must inspire our students to be lifelong learners by individualizing instruction to meet their needs and interests.

7. We believe in supporting our school community by treating everyone with dignity and respect, and maintaining a safe, supportive environment.

8. We believe our students are best served by having strong partnerships with families and the community.

9. We believe students will become contributing members of our communities and the world through community service and civic participation.

10. We believe that student engagement is enhanced by offering a wide range of co-curricular activities.

11. We believe it is essential to attract and retain the best employees to serve the needs of our school community.

12. We believe that adequate financial resources are essential for excellent outcomes, and that we are responsible for advocating for them and for their effective utilization.

The MCPASD Mission and Vision Statements are supported by annual goals.

Mission Statement and Vision

2016-19 School District Goals

1. Plan for Growth: Ensure facilities and resources meet the needs of all of our students and staff.

Rationale: We are experiencing school capacity challenges at West Middleton, Park, Glacier Creek and Middleton High School. We also expect overall enrollment growth of 2-4 percent into the future.

Success indicator: All schools have the physical space to support student learning needs.

2. Improve student engagement and well-being in order to improve student achievement: Ensure an inclusive, innovative, inspiring, culturally and linguistically responsive and supportive learning environment for all students. Increase student commitment to and enthusiasm for innovative learning; foster talent development and create a sense of hope for the future.

Rationale: Research shows that when students understand their learning serves a valuable purpose and the take ownership of their learning, they are more likely to commit to it, persist when it becomes challenging, and retain what they learn.

Success indicators:

  • Increased levels of engagement and hope (Gallup Student Survey)
  • Increased levels of student participation in clubs/activities/athletics
  • Increased graduation rates for all demographic groups
  • Increased participation in at least one college-level course by students in all demographic groups
  • Increased attendance levels
  • Increased percentage of students demonstrating proficiency on state exams in all demographic groups (grades 3-11)

3. Enhance adult engagement and well-being: Ensure an inclusive, innovative, inspiring and supportive working and adult learning environment through meaningful collaboration. Engage families. Take care of ourselves, our students, and each other.

Rationale: As adults, we need to be at our best physically, mentally and emotionally in order to support the needs of our students. This requires the following: compassion, understanding, intention, authenticity.

Success indicators:

  • Improved School Perceptions staff survey results
  • Improved District wellness survey results
  • Increased participation rates in wellness activities
  • Improved School Perceptions parent survey results
  • Increased participation of under-represented families in the schooling process.

2016-19 School District Goals

2017-18 Board Goals

1. Enhance student achievement so that all students graduate prepared for career, college or military or public service.

Success indicators:

  • Increased percentage of students demonstrating proficiency on state exams in all demographic groups (grades 3-11).

Board action items:

  • Annual monitoring of test results
  • Education Board members on tests and standards District uses to measure student achievement
  • Promote student participation in exams
  • Promote good results, as well as challenges, to District community

2. Enhance student engagement and well-being so that all students receive a quality and equitable education and graduate as responsible citizens of our community and the world.

Success indicators:

  • Increased levels of engagement and hope (Gallup Student Survey)
  • Increased levels of student participation in clubs/activities/athletics
  • Increased graduation rates for all demographic groups
  • Increased participation in at least one college-level course by students in all demographic groups
  • Increased attendance levels
  • All students graduate with required service learning hours

Board action items:

  • Annual monitoring of survey results and participation rates
  • Promote importance of engagement and well-being to District community
  • Promote good results, as well as challenges, to District community
  • Ensure sufficient resources are allotted to achieve best possible results
  • Participate in WASB or other programming on engagement and other challenges facing Wisconsin school districts.

3. Enhance engagement and well-being of educators and all District stakeholders to maximize the investment in our schools.

Success indicators:

  • Improved School Perceptions staff survey results
  • Improved District wellness survey results
  • Increased participation rates in wellness activities
  • Improved School Perception parent survey results
  • Increased participation of under-represented families in the schooling process

Board action items:

  • Participate in listening sessions with educators and other stakeholders
  • Board participation on wellness committee and compensation/handbook committee
  • Increased Board participation in schools and at District events
  • Promote importance of engagement and well-being to District community
  • Promote good results, as well as challenges, to District community
  • Participate in WASB or other programming on engagement and other challengs facing Wisconsin school districts
  • Monitor gain and loss of educators to neighboring districts
  • Monitor compensation and benefits provided by neighboring districts

4. Ensure that the District has facilities and resources to meet expected District growth and change.

Success indicators:

  • All schools have the physical space to support student learning needs
  • Effective use of budget dollars to maintain learning resources

Board action items:

  • Promote community awareness of the challenges enrollment growth presents to our schools
  • Appoint and support facility planning committee to address enrollment growth
  • Promote community awareness of the changing demographics of our District

5. Ensure that Board policies and District goals are aligned, and that the Board maintains an effective policy governance model.

Success indicators:

  • Continued alignment of policies and District goals.

Board action items:

  • Review Board policies and goals, annually and as issues arise, to ensure alignment with District goals
  • Continue orientation for new members

2017-18 Board of Education Goals