Professional Culture and Community Engagement- Priority 3 Detail

Vision – Melrose Public Schools Vision Statement:  Every student will be an engaged, challenged, enriched, and self-directed learner. (6/27/17)

Mission – Melrose Public Schools Mission Statement: The Melrose Public Schools will provide and sustain a thriving and dynamic teaching and learning environment, preparing every student to excel in their authentic life and global citizenship, as supported by an engaged community. (6/27/17)

 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 – Professional Culture and Community Engagement:  Create a professional learning community that is invested in ongoing personal and collaborative growth and that partners with its stakeholders to support teaching and learning.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY – employ multiple means of communication such as google classroom/sites, aspen pages, conferences, school/department/grade level emails, surveys and progress reports to communicate effectively with students and families.




Global languages and art are experimenting with digital portfolios.

Grade 4 and 5 are creating digital portfolios for their work.

All English teachers in grades 6-12 have created digital portfolios with their students and have begun to curate and reflect upon their work.

Grades 7-8 grade science teachers created portfolios in the first quarter that required students to document how they had meant certain standards.

All grades 2-5 students will by the end of the year have recieved support and some instruction in typing using free online sources.