Each year, the Board of Education and schools set goals that we would like to achieve. The goals that the Lincoln Park Elementary School set involve all LPES staff.
Goals for the 2020 - 2021 school year:
Goal 1: During the 2018 - 2019 school year, the iReady program was implemented at LPES. Throughout the year the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and I met with grade level teams to discuss the usage and scheduling of the program. Students were assessed at least three times during the year. Last year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our plans were disrupted, and we were unable to complete all of the planned assessments. This year, staff will review previous years’ data and will strive to determine where students are ability-wise this year. While students demonstrated various levels of growth during the last school year, we will continue to focus on increasing the students’ typical growth and strive for academic improvement from year to year.
2018 - 2019’s implementation of iReady resulted in 73% of students achieving typical growth. This year, by the students’ final benchmark assessments, at least 75% of the students will demonstrate typical growth in their mathematics iReady diagnostic.
Goal 2: In conjunction with last year’s district goal on Mindfulness, LPES will continue to strive to incorporate mindful practices in the classrooms. Teachers were given opportunities to research and evaluate mindful activities, practice them during professional development days, and implement them in their classrooms during the 2018 - 2019 school year. Given the current educational situation of both hybrid and virtual learning, mindfulness strategies will be more important than ever. Each teacher will implement at least two mindful activities each marking period into some aspect of the school day during the course of the 2020-2021 school year.
Our mission at LPES: The Lincoln Park Elementary School will inspire and empower its children with opportunities that positively shape their lives and help them to become successful, life-long learners who possess the critical thinking, academic, and leadership skills required for the 21st Century.