Worthington Elementary School
We believe all students deserve:
We believe that all students deserve to be surrounded by adults who believe in them and have high expectations for their success in school. We believe that all students deserve to be challenged, experience success in school and contribute as citizens of our community. We believe that all students deserve teachers who are good role models and implement a variety of teaching strategies that address individual differences to ensure student success. We believe all students needing extra help and time in order to experience success deserve to be given that extra time and help. We believe that every child deserves rich educational and career guidance in order to develop a positive self-image, personal management skills, productive team building skills, and a positive outlook toward working. We believe all students deserve parents and community members who value education and communicate high expectations to students.
All adults in our community are living by these core convictions daily and as a result, show the following attitudes and actions:
1. All teachers, parents, and community members place a high value on education. They actively communicate these expectations to all students through several one-to-one discussions each year. To ensure that all students learn, adults provide a safe and nurturing environment. All teachers are excited about their jobs, are knowledgeable of current educational research and practices, and are prepared for every class. Teachers have omitted “watered down” content from their curriculum and instead, present content that is challenging accompanied by extra help and time for students who need extra support to experience success. Teachers use a variety of instructional and assessment methods to address many different learning styles. Teachers involve the students in research and problem-solving activities in which they can apply newly learned content. Adults provide instructional consequences when students misbehave rather than or in addition to punitive consequences. 2. Parents are actively involved with their children’s education. They not only do volunteer work at school, but they have daily discussions with their children using a weekly discussion guide prepared by their teachers to compliment classroom learning. They also talk with their son’s or daughter’s teachers on a regular basis, providing support as mutually agreed upon. 3. The community works as an active partner with the school. Businesses sponsor field trips to their work site to allow students to observe workers in different career clusters and see how their school self-management skills will become workforce self-management skills.
In this environment where all adults are living by their core convictions, all students:
In this environment where all adults are living by their core convictions, students have high expectation of themselves. All students are highly engaged in their learning. Students show strong self-management skills, arriving to school on time and turning in assignments prior to due date. They show strong listening skills and respectfully listen to the teacher and other students. Students demonstrate mastery of content in a variety of manners including exhibitions shown at school to the work place. All students accept challenges, show motivation, and put forth an admirable effort in their education. All students display appropriate behavior and accept responsibility for their actions. All students demonstrate good citizenship, high self-esteem, respect for fellow students and adults, and a joy for coming to school.
As a result of these efforts, our school's student achievement data is as follows: