Progress of any vision point will be measured in the following terms: Readiness, Action or Full Implementation. Each measurement category contains descriptors that may include some or all of the items listed below:
|Committee meetings||Assessing||Systemic change|
|Action plan development||Adjusting||Ongoing|
|Consensus building||Impacting students||---|
|Communication of the plan||---||---|
District Vision Points
|1||Maintain 90% or better on our Annual Performance Report (APR) relating to Accreditation through the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP)||CSIP Objectives 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.9
|2||Align new Performance Based Teacher Evaluation (PBTE) to the State's prescribed seven principles.||CSIP Objective 2.2
The district PBTE has completed alignment of the current Mehlville PBTE to the prescribed principles outlined by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Additional language was included in the evaluation instrument to align student achievement to teacher performance, as required through the prescribed state principles.
|3||Continue to increase Advanced Placement (AP) opportunities.||CSIP Strategy 1.1.1/Action Step 3
The District has continuously increased our Advanced Placement offerings since beginning the program. In the past two years, we have added four new Advanced Placement courses (AP Language and Composition, AP French Language, AP Human Geography and AP Chemistry) – thus increasing our total AP course offerings to 19. In addition, over 40 teachers at the two high schools have participated in Advanced Placement training.
|4||Increase Career programs, Project Lead The Way (PLTW)/Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM).||CSIP Strategy 1.1.3
A two-year program in Culinary Arts has been implemented at Mehlville High School and Oakville High School. ProStart I was implemented during the 2012-2013 school year. ProStart II has been implemented for the 2013-2014 school year. Last year a total of forty-seven students passed the Industry SERVSAFE Certification Assessment for food safety and preparation after completing ProStart I. This certification gives our students the opportunity for immediate advancement in the food service industry. At the completion of our first year for ProStart I, forty students have passed the first phase of the National Restaurant Association exam. This is a two year exam which is tied to articulation and scholarship opportunities for students. Passing the exam helps our students jumpstart industry careers.
A four-year Biomedical Science Program has been implemented at Mehlville High School and Oakville High School. Principles of Biomedical Sciences was implemented during the 2012-2013 school year. Human Body Systems has been implemented for the 2013-2014 school year, with Medical Interventions and Biomedical Innovations to follow in 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 respectively. Two teachers attended a two week training session this summer for Human Body Systems. These courses increase literacy within the content area. For example the Principals of Biomedical Sciences class will read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. This year the Human Body Systems class will read Surviving the Extremes: What Happens to the Body and Mind at the Limits of Human Endurance, Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, and Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science.
This year we will be exploring an opportunity of expanding our Project Lead The Way Engineering Pathway into our Middle Schools. This program is called Gateway to Technology and is intended for grades six through eight to prepare students for further study in high school. The foundation units include Automation and Robotics, and Design and Modeling.
|5||5-year facilities plan||CSIP Strategy 3.5.1
Click here to view the District Facilities 5 year Plan
Click here to learn more about the District Solar Project and Installations
|6||Complete District's First Auditorium||
The William B. Nottelmann Auditorium is now complete, under budget and ahead of schedule.
|7||1 To 1 Technology and Open Source Curriculum||CSIP Strategy 3.2.1/Action Step 1
Nearly 600 students received laptops this fall within select class sections at each high school. Nearly 60% of the Freshman class received a laptop in our expanded pilot program. Teachers within the selected core classes received training on open source tools such as Google Apps, Google Earth, Teacher Webpages, and other curriculum specific applications. Additional infrastructure is in place to support the technology based curriculum including additional wireless coverage and technical support. The 1 to 1 planning group continues regular meetings to discuss successes and challenges of the program as well as developing plans to expand for 2013-2014.
The District Character Education Committee has been working to develop a district and community based focus on Character Education. The goal of the committee is to provide consistency across the district as well as outreach to the community in the area of character education. The committee has set a character education vision for the district and is beginning outreach activities to include community members in this work. In addition, the committee will be applying to be a state district of character. The application will be submitted in December 2013.
|9||Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)||