Thoughtexchange 2017 - Middle School Survey
In fall 2017, District 64 launched a Middle School Review as part of the 2020 Vision Strategic Plan. The review is linked to Objective 1: To Implement an Engaging, Motivating, and Challenging Educational Program that prepares our students to achieve success in high school and beyond. In its work thus far, the Review Committee defined our middle school mission. A mission helps clarify our purpose and guide our work. Our D64 middle school mission is based on the characteristics of effective middle schools as outlined by the Association of Middle Level Education -- the foremost organization focused on how schools can best meet the unique needs of its adolescent learners.
Visit the companion Middle School Review webpage to read the mission statement; information on the committee’s activities to-date; AMLE"S characteristics of effective middle schools; and FAQ's about the structure of our middle school schedule and our middle school class offerings; and more!
From November 1-14, 2017, District 64 conducted Thoughtexchanges for parents/guardians, staff, and community members about how we are fulfilling our middle school mission and ideas for improvement. During this two-week online conversation, almost 1,000 participants contributed nearly 1,400 thoughts and assigned more than 39,000 ratings! We are very grateful for this high level of participation and interest. Results of this ThoughtExchange will help inform the Committee’s work and the administration’s spring recommendation to the Board of Education.
Here is the welcome message from Dr. Laurie Heinz from fall 2017 inviting all members of the community to participate in the Thoughtexchange and explaining how it works: