In late 2007, the Board of Education adopted a new vision for our school district. The vision is to create a partnership of school employees, parents, community members and students, working together to develop life-long learners who have the knowledge, skills, abilities and habits necessary to succeed in the larger world.
This vision now directs our efforts, keeping us on a path to reach our district’s goals and keeping us focused on our students’ futures. To help us develop a common understanding of what the vision looks like as it is being implemented, the Marshall Model of Success was created. This model depicts what reaching our vision means and showcases how each element contributes to the whole and how all of the elements work together.
The Marshall Model of Success includes the elements of engaged parents, community, staff and students as well as curriculum, instruction, and assessment, all working towards high student achievement and the development of life-long learners who can succeed in this world. Whether our students stay in Marshall or venture across the globe as they enter their career paths, the most important base for their education will be geared toward success.
Our plan is to use this model to keep us focused in coming years. It will help us modify the way we work to align all of our actions and to keep our efforts always focused on our students.
How will we know when we have accomplished the vision? When the board’s vision is achieved, our schools will be widely known and valued by the following:
Whether you are a student, parent, grandparent, or community member, you play an important role in our Model of Success. We envision a community that is fully supportive of our efforts, joining in partnership with us to encourage a positive and prosperous future for our young people. We are committed to the Marshall Model of Success, and we look forward to a continued positive change in our students’ academic achievement.
- Positive, supportive adult-student relationships that welcome diversity and serve as the foundation for learning.
- A school culture that is positive and communicates a desire for continued growth and development.
- Teachers actively seeking new ideas and remaining open-minded to new ways of doing things.
- Relevant and rigorous curricula based on relevant research and state standards.
- Formative and summative assessments that produce high-quality data that are used to inform decision-making.
- Teachers and administrators accepting accountability for student learning and achievement.
- Programs and resources flexed and focused on students’ needs.
- Purposeful, clear, relevant instruction based on best practices.
- Physical space that accommodates multiple learning styles and varied instructional styles.