2017-2018 District Goals

Hawthorne Public Schools

District Goals for 2017 – 2018

  1. To increase student use and teacher integration of 21st Century technological tools and blended instruction to facilitate teaching and learning.
    • To provide professional development through partnerships with TEQ and in house trainers
    • To support elementary teachers in the implementation of their new district purchased chromebooks
    • To allow for greater vertical and horizontal articulation between grades levels and schools
  1. To use multiple data sources to devise and implement cohesive lessons that differentiate instruction according to content, process, product and learning environment across all areas of the curriculum to better address the learning needs of students across the curriculum.
    • To continue to improve teacher understanding of Differentiated Instruction practices
    • To support implementation of K-2 Readers Workshop / 3-5 Writers Workshop
    • To support implementation of Envisions Math 6-8
    • To provide additional professional development to support the growth of our Inclusion teachers and classrooms
    • To transition the district science program for full alignment with the NGSS/NJSLS Science K-12
    • To support teachers in using data to guide instructional decision-making
  1. To address the physical and mental health and wellness of all students so they can work up to their academic, social and emotional potential
    • To provide training for staff members at LMS and Physical Education teachers throughout the district
    • To implement programs for students and staff at LMS, specifically at grade 6
    • To have Guidance Counselors at all levels to support this initiative through meetings with students and staff
  1. To review and revise the district’s 5 year facilities plan
    • To review the facilities audit completed by Solutions Architecture
    • To hold meetings with Mr. Chamberlin, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds
    • To consider timeline and suggested repairs and improvements for a future referendum.
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