Understanding Poverty Reflection
Through each of these book studies, it becomes clearer to me that we must remain focused on finding ways of providing high quality education for each of our students. In fact, I believe our school’s mission statement strongly parallels this philosophy. It states, “The mission of the Rugby Public School District #5 is to foster personal and academic excellence in all students. What is understandably the most difficult part of this process is determining “next steps”. I believe we are on the right path and I’m proud of the focused efforts our district is making to see this process through. As a district, we are prioritizing a great deal of collective time, effort and various resources on developing grade-level goals and expectations; common formative assessments; and a system of specific interventions / enrichments. Although we are only a couple of years into this progression, we are already beginning to see positive outcomes. In closing, I commend our district's stakeholders for trusting us with our improvement process and for allowing faculty, staff and administrators to have the flexibility to dedicate precious time to meet regularly during our Wednesday late starts.