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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 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 skills 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 K-12 students will be engaged in the school and community through action and service.
    • Volunteerism, community service, and service learning opportunities will be created at each grade level to engage students in giving back to their school and community.
  •  All K-12 students will be engaged in character-building activities throughout their school years.
    • Character-building opportunities will be created at each grade level to engage students in positive behaviors, choices, and decision-making.
  •  All K-12 students will be engaged in leadership-building activities throughout their school years.
    • Leadership opportunities will be created at each K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grade level span to engage students in their academic and activity programs.