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Students engaged

Strategic Plan

Beliefs

  • Every child should have personal life goals.
  • To achieve their life goals, we need to engage them in innovative learning.
  • Innovative, engaged learning results in skills development and academic achievement.
  • Skills development and academic achievement helps students meet their life goals.

Vision

Where every day, everyone discovers and achieves the extraordinary.

Mission

To inspire innovative and engaging learning.

System Indicators/Evidences of Improvement

  • Rounds process
  • Data team meetings
  • State accountability report
  • Student data dashboard
  • Surveys
  • Student exhibitions

Goals and Action Steps (one year plan)

Develop reading skills necessary for children to achieve their personal life goals.

  1. Every child should identify a personal life goal.
  2. Every child should complete a level-set in Achieve 3000 and set their personal trajectory based upon their career choice.
  3. Create and set challenges to encourage students to meet their personal trajectory.
  4. Develop multiple data points that determine student progress in literacy (i.e. Achieve 3000 level set, EOC, EOG, Reading 3D, iOEducation Benchmarks).

Implement "RSS Mindset" deeply.

RSS Mindset educator model. Elements are outlined below image

Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

  1. Provide professional development for administrators and teachers to understanding how to utilize personalized data.
  2. Examine student work and design strategies which will support innovative and engaging instruction.

Data

  1. Develop a data dashboard.
    1. Identify data that supports the development of a personal goal.
    2. Implement the utilization of a data dashboard.
    3. Provide professional development on best-practices of implementing a data dashboard.

Guided Instruction

  1. Extend guided instruction practices to mathematics through professional development opportunities for teachers.

Collaboration, Connectivity, Relevance, Personalization (CCRP)

  1. Focus on personalization
    1. Support teachers in development and implementation of individual playlists for students.
    2. Provide professional development on personalization in a year-long menu of options.

Rigor

  1. Develop a common understanding and language around the concept of rigor.
  2. Provide professional development for teachers on how to create rigor in content, process, and product to engage students at high levels.

Balanced Literacy

  1. Implement Orton-Gillingham literacy strategies in K-2 classrooms.
  2. Provide professional development on Orton-Gillingham literacy strategies for all third-grade teachers.

Problem Based Learning (PBL)

  1. Develop district matrix for effective PBLs.
  2. Host an exhibition of student work in each community area.
  3. Expand PBL ideas/lessons warehouse.

Blended Learning

  1. Identify model classrooms for blended learning at each grade level in the district.
  2. Provide opportunities for teachers to collaborate and develop blended learning lessons for students.

Provide well maintained school buildings.

  1. Right size the capacity of our facilities.
  2. Renovate and make improvements to facilities.

Develop community schools.

  1. Develop a model for community schools.
  2. Develop a graduate profile.
    1. Survey stakeholders to develop the profile of a Rowan-Salisbury Schools graduate.
    2. Develop goals for opportunities, skills, and knowledge milestones at the 5th, 8th, and 12th grade levels.
  3. Develop innovative marketing strategies.
  4. Homeschool students and families.
    1. Open communication channels by sending postcards and communications to homeschool families.
    2. Develop and host online courses for homeschool students.

Increase student services.

  1. Attendance
    1. Create and share information on the importance of attendance with families.
  2. Social and emotional well-being
    1. Develop procedures and programs for trauma and severe mental illness.
    2. Develop a mentoring program at each school that support students in a whole child process.

Develop Human Resources

  1. Recruitment
    1. Analyze staff turnover through district exit survey.
  2. Induction
    1. Develop, complete, and implement the RSS iBook.
    2. Create and implement high quality professional development experiences for classified staff.
  3. Succession Develop and implement third cohort of Grow Your Own Leaders assistant principal leadership program.

Calendar

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Horizons Unlimited

Rising 8th-10th graders
$100.00 camp fee
15 participants

Does your student love to cook? This is the camp for you!

(Breakfast and Lunch provided for all camps through RSS Summer Meals)

Instructor: Neil Pifer

Does your student love to cook? This is the camp for you! We will learn the basics of food safety, baking, knife skills, and planning meals all while having a BLAST. We will be working with the experts of Rowan-Salisbury Schools Food Service department and local restaurateurs who are leaders in the field of food service and hospitality. Future chefs will be in the making!

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited

Rising 8th-10th graders
$100.00 camp fee
15 participants

Does your student love to cook? This is the camp for you!

(Breakfast and Lunch provided for all camps through RSS Summer Meals)

Instructor: Neil Pifer

Does your student love to cook? This is the camp for you! We will learn the basics of food safety, baking, knife skills, and planning meals all while having a BLAST. We will be working with the experts of Rowan-Salisbury Schools Food Service department and local restaurateurs who are leaders in the field of food service and hospitality. Future chefs will be in the making!

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited/Knox Middle School

EligibleSchools: Knox, Overton, Isenberg, Koontz
Rising 5th -7th graders
$10.00 T-Shirt Fee
30 participants

Learn how to create computer programs


Instructors: Kyle Whisenant, Erik Barton, Becca Glenn and Jamesha Thomas

Learn how to create computer programs, dive deep into the language that your cell phone and computer uses every day. During this coding camp, you will work with drones, robots and game design. Transportation can be provided to and from camp if needed.

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited

Join us as we explore the community through the lens of the creative arts. Click for details.

Rising 4th - 6th graders
$100.00 camp fee
25 participants

Developed and presented by Rowan-Salisbury AIG Nurturing

Instructors: Nancy Goodnight and Michelle Allen

Visual arts and writing will go hand in hand as we take daily field trips to explore our local community. Campers will learn the basics of photography and a variety of related art forms to compliment original writing projects while creating a keepsake scrapbook.

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited/Knox Middle School

EligibleSchools: Knox, Overton, Isenberg, Koontz
Rising 5th -7th graders
$10.00 T-Shirt Fee
30 participants

Learn how to create computer programs


Instructors: Kyle Whisenant, Erik Barton, Becca Glenn and Jamesha Thomas

Learn how to create computer programs, dive deep into the language that your cell phone and computer uses every day. During this coding camp, you will work with drones, robots and game design. Transportation can be provided to and from camp if needed.

Registration Form

-
Horizons Unlimited

Join us as we explore the community through the lens of the creative arts. Click for details.

Rising 4th - 6th graders
$100.00 camp fee
25 participants

Developed and presented by Rowan-Salisbury AIG Nurturing

Instructors: Nancy Goodnight and Michelle Allen

Visual arts and writing will go hand in hand as we take daily field trips to explore our local community. Campers will learn the basics of photography and a variety of related art forms to compliment original writing projects while creating a keepsake scrapbook.

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited/Knox Middle School

EligibleSchools: Knox, Overton, Isenberg, Koontz
Rising 5th -7th graders
$10.00 T-Shirt Fee
30 participants

Learn how to create computer programs


Instructors: Kyle Whisenant, Erik Barton, Becca Glenn and Jamesha Thomas

Learn how to create computer programs, dive deep into the language that your cell phone and computer uses every day. During this coding camp, you will work with drones, robots and game design. Transportation can be provided to and from camp if needed.

Registration Form

-
Horizons Unlimited

Join us as we explore the community through the lens of the creative arts. Click for details.

Rising 4th - 6th graders
$100.00 camp fee
25 participants

Developed and presented by Rowan-Salisbury AIG Nurturing

Instructors: Nancy Goodnight and Michelle Allen

Visual arts and writing will go hand in hand as we take daily field trips to explore our local community. Campers will learn the basics of photography and a variety of related art forms to compliment original writing projects while creating a keepsake scrapbook.

Registration Form

-
Horizons Unlimited/Knox Middle School

EligibleSchools: Knox, Overton, Isenberg, Koontz
Rising 5th -7th graders
$10.00 T-Shirt Fee
30 participants

Learn how to create computer programs


Instructors: Kyle Whisenant, Erik Barton, Becca Glenn and Jamesha Thomas

Learn how to create computer programs, dive deep into the language that your cell phone and computer uses every day. During this coding camp, you will work with drones, robots and game design. Transportation can be provided to and from camp if needed.

Registration Form

-
Horizons Unlimited

Join us as we explore the community through the lens of the creative arts. Click for details.

Rising 4th - 6th graders
$100.00 camp fee
25 participants

Developed and presented by Rowan-Salisbury AIG Nurturing

Instructors: Nancy Goodnight and Michelle Allen

Visual arts and writing will go hand in hand as we take daily field trips to explore our local community. Campers will learn the basics of photography and a variety of related art forms to compliment original writing projects while creating a keepsake scrapbook.

Registration Form

News

New Principals for West Middle and Hanford-Dole Elementary

The Board of Education has approved the appointment of Stacey White as the new principal of West Rowan Middle School and Stephanie Sanders as the principal of Hanford-Dole Elementary. Congratulations and we wish you well!