Planning – Priority 4 Detail

Vision – We engage all students in learning, raising the aspirations of all students by embracing them in a learning environment designed to meet the needs of all learners.  We provide a comprehensive curriculum aligned with state and national standards that challenges and prepares all learners from Pre K to 12 and beyond.  The curriculum is research-based and consistently integrates best practices to provide a focus that is aligned horizontally and vertically across all grades and addresses the needs of all students.  The Melrose Public Schools employs highly-qualified teachers and administrators who engage students in a positive and dynamic manner, are student-focused, and work individually and collaboratively to effectively deliver instruction and assessment and advance student performance in all areas of learning.  (excerpt:  Melrose Public Schools Strategic Plan 2010-2015)

Theory of Action – If educators plan instruction with clear learning objectives, develop a culture and climate that fosters strong relationships within the school community, design a current and well-articulated curriculum, and apply the best instructional practices, then teaching and learning will advance and realize high levels of growth and personal success for all learners.

Strategic Objective – Planning: Employ purposeful and deliberate planning that is designed to provide each student the opportunity to achieve a high level of content mastery and skill development.

strategic priority – Continue to strengthen Tier I Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) strategies and implementation. Begin the development of specific tier II and tier III PBIS interventions and supports for each grade span, building on the most recent professional development in PBIS, SEL, and Restorative Justice.

 

Updates

Team of administrators and teachers trained in restorative justice practices prior to opening of school.

Two teachers at the middle school have been trained as leaders of restorative circles.  They have shared the information with parents and other teachers in various formats. Two additional elementary staff will be trained in January to lead restorative circles.

PBIS district team has met several times this fall to strengthen implementation of Tier I and begin discussion of Tier II.  A bank of Tier II interventions have developed for the district. Training Tier III implementation planned for this winter.

PBIS district team has met several times this fall to strengthen implementation of Tier I and begin discussion on Tier II. A bank of Tier II interventions have been developed for the district. Training Tier III implementation planned for this winter.

MVMMS received a grant for Safe and Supportive Schools from DESE to develop an action plan for SEL and PBIS implementation. A small team will work with a consultant this year and into the summer with further staff involvement over the summer.