Strategic Plan

  • In 2012-2013, Wheatland-Chili began the process of preparing for Middle States Accreditation.  This involved our Board of Education’s alignment of their priorities for the District with the Middle States Standards.  Although the purpose of the Middle States self-study and accreditation process is to establish whether the school system meets the Standards for Accreditation, we selected the Excellence by Design self-study protocol to determine whether we have in place the building blocks for a quality school system.

     

    The Excellence by Design protocol is based in the principles and concepts of strategic planning. Therefore, the protocol requires the school system to be forward thinking, not focusing so much on the past and past accomplishments but, instead, focusing on the future—what does the school system have to do differently or do better to further its mission and to ensure that all of its students are able to achieve the knowledge, skills, and characteristics the school system has defined in its Profile of Graduates.

     

    Therefore, the culminating activity of the self-study and accreditation process is the developing of a Plan for Growth and Improvement in Student Performance.

     

    Developing a Plan for Growth and Improvement involves:

    • Establishing a vision for the school system by creating or reaffirming a statement of mission.
    • Identifying a set of beliefs that will serve as the school system’s ethical code.
    • Developing a profile of the knowledge, skills, and qualities the school system expects of its graduates.
    • Identifying the areas of student performance that are the priorities for growth and improvement.
    • Developing action plans to achieve the performance objectives.
    • Monitoring implementation of the action plans.
    • Conducting periodic reviews of the progress being made toward achievement of its objectives.

     

    Following are the required components of the Plan for Growth and Improvement:

    • A Mission
    • Beliefs
    • A Profile of Graduates
    • Three, four, or five objectives measurable student performance/organizational capacity objectives; at least two must be focused on growing and improving student performance
    • One or more assessments for each objective
    • Baseline data for at least one assessment for each objective
    • Technical approval of the objectives
    • Comprehensive action plans to achieve the objectives
    • A plan for regular monitoring and review of the Plan (at least once annually)

     

    Evidence of these required components are as follows: 

     

    Mission

     

    The Wheatland-Chili Central School community is committed to academic excellence which empowers all individuals to become motivated learners and challenges them to excel as citizens in a global society.

     

    Values

     

    Learning
    We believe in providing a world class education for each student.

     

    Character
    We expect all to model behaviors of respect, responsibility, trust-worthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

     

    Leadership
    We believe in developing and retaining strong leaders.

     

    Environment
    We believe it is necessary to have a clean, safe, and healthy environment.

     

    Communication
    We believe in maintaining open communications with all stakeholders.

     

    Community/Parental involvement
    We value the importance of collaborative relationships between the school district and the community.

     

     

    Commitments

    We are committed to:

    • Sustaining a rigorous and engaging continuum of learning through meaningful experiences that support the highest level of achievement. (Learning)
    • Treating all members in the Wheatland-Chili community with honesty, respect, and compassion. (Character)
    • Modeling a positive attitude, fostering an enthusiasm for learning, and exemplifying a growth mindset with students, colleagues and the community. (Character)
    • Working as dedicated individuals who, as part of a collaborative team, continually strive toward excellence. (Leadership)
    • Creating a safe and supportive environment that centers on wellness. (Environment)
    • Enhancing open, consistent communication. (Communication)
    • Advocating for and responding to the needs of the Wheatland-Chili Community. (Community/Parental Involvement)

     

    Vision - Profile of our Graduates

     

    Values

    Profile of our Graduates

    Learning
    We believe in providing a world class education for each student.

     

     

    Wheatland-Chili graduates will effectively use a wide array of strategies to solve problems and think critically.  They will be able to compete with other high-achieving graduates in the global society.

     

    Character
    We expect all to model behaviors of respect, responsibility, trust-worthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

     

     

    Wheatland-Chili graduates will advocate for themselves and others, and accept responsibility for their own actions.  They will demonstrate respect for the opinions and beliefs of all regardless of cultural, political, religious, and gender differences while making a difference for the greater good.

     

    Leadership

    We believe in developing and retaining strong leaders.

     

    Wheatland-Chili graduates will take the leadership skills they have learned to demonstrate civic responsibility by working collaboratively to enhance their community.

    Environment

    We believe it is necessary to have a clean, safe,     and healthy environment.

     

    Wheatland-Chili graduates are mindful of and responsive to the environmental and technological needs of their local and global community.  They will strive to enhance the world around them.

    Communication

    We believe in maintaining open communications with all stakeholders.

     

    Wheatland-Chili graduates will communicate and collaborate effectively as well as consider other views while contributing to the global society.

    Community/

    Parental involvement
    We value the importance of collaborative relationships between the school district and the community.

     

    Wheatland-Chili graduates will become responsible, compassionate members of society.  They will participate in community service, develop skills of collaboration, and will appreciate diversity.

     

     

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