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Academics and Achievement:

  • All professional development shall empower educators to meet learner needs.
    • All professional development tasks must be aligned with the district goal of customizing instruction and experiences to help learners take their next step.
  • All learners shall grow (academically) and develop (habits and skills) to be world-ready.
    • Academics—Future Watchdog graduates will be:
      • Articulate, fluent, and analytical readers at or above grade level who are ready to apply their skills to the world.
      • Able to apply mathematics and scientific thinking in real life through effective communication and collaboration at or above grade level.
    • At or above grade level in all academic content areas and be able to apply the essential understandings of the discipline to life after the Beresford School District.
  • Skills and Habits
    • College-bound Watchdog graduates will be college-ready by meeting set criteria.
    • Future Watchdog graduates will be career-ready by meeting the set criteria.

Fine Arts:

  • Eighty percent (80%) or more of students that have participated in Choral and Instrumental Music will be advanced or proficient as measured by our designed qualitative and quantitative age-appropriate indicators.
  •  Eighty percent (80%) or more of students that have participated in  Visual Arts will be advanced or proficient as measured by our designed qualitative and quantitative age-appropriate indicators.
  •  Eighty percent (80%) or more of students that have participated in Theatrical Arts will be advanced or proficient as measured by our designed qualitative and quantitative age-appropriate indicators.

Athletics: Report Card of Progress

  • Community and Youth Development
    •  Athletic programs will create a community environment where youth programs are mentored and developed so that when students enter 7th grade they have a basic skill set and appreciation of the game to set the groundwork for middle school and high school athletic success.
  • Participation and Retention
    •  Athletic programs will create an environment where its sports teams have sufficient participation numbers and quality of athletes to field teams at the competition levels in grades 7-12
  • Competitiveness
    • Athletic programs will be competitive based on the various measures—preparation and performance for contests, personal and team records, conference standings, region seeding, and state-level competition.

Servant Leadership:

  •   All JK-12 learners will be engaged in the 16 Habits of Mind on a daily basis.
    • The Habits of Mind are instilled and reinforced with our learners throughout the day in our classrooms, fine arts, athletics, and other co-curricular activities.
    • The Habits of Mind promote the growth mindset, which will result in positive behaviors, choices, and decision-making.
  •  All JK-12 learners will be engaged in action-based, service, and leadership-building activities through academics, fine arts, athletics, other school co-curricular activities, and community programs.