The school board adopted and continues to use “Reach the PEAK” as its vision statement. This statement is reviewed annually by the board to ensure it encompasses the direction the district is moving. Every fall each building reviews its mission and vision statements to make sure they align with the district’s.
The word PEAK originated from four areas of focus for the district’s students and staff: Prepared, Engaged, Active, and Knowledgeable. Visually it captures the most geographically dominant piece of our skyline, which is Laramie Peak.
The essence of “Reach the PEAK” is an understanding that education is a journey for all involved. This journey captures the process of Continuous Improvement. It is a long, arduous climb to be the best that each of us can be – students, staff, parents, the community. There is no shortcut to sustained excellence.
By definition “Continuous School Improvement is a cyclical process intended to help groups of people in a system – from a class to a school district or even a network of many districts – set goals, identify ways to improve, and evaluate change” (Midweek, 2/2018). Sustainable excellence is only accomplished by “looking at problems (or potential problems) as a system rather than isolated episodes; working to improve policies and processes within that system; repeatedly testing assumptions about the causes of problems and their possible solutions; and involving those most affected by changes . . . in deciding what tweaks to make” (Midweek, 2/2018)
The Mission Statement of Platte #1 is currently being reviewed as part of our continuous improvement process. The School Board is leading the process and working on this task during work sessions in FY22.
Established in 2014 along with the Vision work, the Mission encompasses the focus of the school board in ensuring all stakeholders are prepared, engaged, active and knowledgeable in realizing the value of a lifelong education.
“The mission of Platte County School District #1 is to ensure that each student is actively engaged in learning, connected to the school and broader community, and prepared for an ever-changing world.”
PCSD #1 School Board Beliefs (adopted at the October 11, 2021 Work Session)
Below are the finalized School Board Belief Statements for Platte County School District #1. This work was done during the 2020-2021 School Year through multiple work sessions and the work done in the Google Classroom format.
Platte County School District #1 Believes...
Click below to access the 2020-2021 School Improvement Plans for this school year. Plans are due to WDE on 11/1/20 and were submitted and approved by the School Board at the November Board Meeting. Please feel free to contact any of the building principals if you have any thoughts, suggestions, or questions.
I wanted to put my thoughts out to you in a verbal manner so you can hear it rather than reading it. I know this is a delicate discussion, but please, believe me, we all have the same end goal. The conversations that we have already had have been productive. We hope to never have to utilize this policy and we recognize the work that has gone into these revisions so far.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions that you might have.
Cory J. Dziowgo ~ Superintendent of #onePlatte1