Harrington School District Goals 2013-2015
Increase student growth and development by:
Emphasis on reading: Ensure that students acquire desire for reading and improve reading and improve reading proficiency.
Excellence in Core areas: Ensure that student’s competence reaches or exceeds grade-level standards in reading, writing, and mathematics, science and social studies.
Achievement Gap: Close the achievement gap between at-risk and non-at-risk students, including special education, economically disadvantaged and/or recent enrollees.
Retain Personnel and Students by:
Attracting, developing and retaining quality staff: Continually assess efforts in recruiting, developing and retaining a highly qualified staff’s reflective of, and responsive to, the needs of the district’s student body.
Attracting and retaining student population: Continually offer progressive educational opportunities.
Attendance and completion: Ensure that students understand the importance of attending school regularly and completing high school.
Provide a positive and safe school environment by:
Developing strong student leaders: encourage participation in extra-curricular activities such as club and class officers, athletic activities and community service.
Encourage student character development: engage in activities designed to build positive self-esteem.
Promote and encourage personal growth through the arts: Provide rich and rewarding opportunities through music, drama and visual arts.
Fit and Drug-free students: Ensure that students understand their responsibility to behave in ways that cause them to be physically fit, emotionally healthy and drug-free.
Safe and Disciplined Environment: Develop and/or refine strategies for all students, staff and school to maintain the safe and disciplined environment conducive to student learning and employee effectiveness.
2014-2015 School Calendar