Knowledge, skills and dispositions
Students who graduate from high school with a balance of knowledge, skills and dispositions are more likely to be successful in their future endeavors, whether those involve college, the workforce, military service, family, volunteer work or community involvement.
Coeur d’Alene Public Schools is creating a Portrait of a Complete Graduate that represents what this community wants its high school graduates to be equipped with as they prepare to take the next steps in life.
"This represents the outcome upon graduation," Superintendent Steve Cook said. "This is what we are striving for, for each of our kids."
A draft of this new Portrait of a Complete Graduate is being presented to the community. The district will conduct three one-hour workshops to reveal the one-page statement and ask for help in further refining it.
The draft was developed over the past few months, using input gathered last spring from parents, students, teachers, administrators, employers and community members.
"We love what we have developed so far, and we want to be sure our Portrait is complete and reflects what we as a community truly want for our students," Cook said.
The Portrait of a Complete Graduate will guide a new, five-year strategic plan to be written for Coeur d’Alene Public Schools this year. The strategic plan also will encompass recommendations from a comprehensive curriculum audit that the district commissioned earlier this year.
Each workshop will be just one hours long. Food will be served.
Monday, Sept. 16, Noon to 1 PM, Midtown Meeting Center, 1505 N. 5th St., Coeur d'Alene
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 8:30-9:30 AM, Canfield Middle School, 1800 E. Dalton Ave., Coeur d'Alene
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 5-6 PM, Dalton Elementary School, 6335 N. Mt. Carrol St., Dalton Gardens
Please let us know if you plan to attend. Email your preferred workshop date to Pam Westberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
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