GHS Mission and Vision

Griswold High School

Goals 2017-2018

District Mission:

The community of Griswold Public Schools educates for excellence by empowering students to become compassionate, confident, creative and resourceful members of society.

District Vision:

The community of Griswold Public Schools excels at education for excellence for all students to be college and/or career ready.

Theory of Action:

To promote student achievement, we will collaboratively focus on:

  1. Aligning and integrating the district mission, vision, and Griswold 2025 into building goals, teacher evaluation, and administrator evaluation.
  2. Professional learning that is integrated with on-going curriculum work and on-going instruction for learning.
  3. Community engagement that includes effective communication, community outreach, and district-wide events.

Implementation of District Mission and Griswold High School:

The faculty and staff of Griswold High School provide a safe and accepting atmosphere in which all individuals learn, broaden their horizons, and achieve their full potential. Through the high expectations of a diverse and challenging curriculum, students acquire the knowledge and skills essential to become responsible citizens and productive members of society. In alliance with the community, parents, students and faculty share responsibility for the success of the mission.

Implementation of District Vision and Griswold High School:

“Vision of the Griswold Graduate”

The Griswold High School graduate:

  1. Will communicate and receive information utilizing, reading, writing, speaking, and/or artistic/creative expression;
  2. Will engage in critical thinking and effective problem solving;
  3. Will use real-world digital and other research tools to access, evaluate and effectively apply information appropriate for authentic tasks;
  4. Will take responsibility in both independent and cooperative learning environments to achieve goals.

Civic and Social Expectations for Student Learning

The Griswold High School graduate:

  1. Demonstrates respect for all members of the school community;
  2. Manages time to meet the demands of academic responsibilities along with social and extracurricular activities;
  3. Accepts responsibility for his or her own actions and behavior;
  4. Recognizes the importance of social and civic responsibilities to a community;
  5. Exhibits an understanding of diverse perspectives and cultures;
  6. Understands the importance of physical fitness and healthy lifestyle choices.

Theory of Action at Griswold High School:

●During the 2017-2018 school year, Griswold High School will continue the process of revising curricula and assessments which align to the rigor and Standards of the Connecticut Common Core in order to yield and analyze assessment data that measures student readiness for college and career.

●During the 2017-2018 school year, Griswold High School will continue to focus on best instructional practices and strategies to meet the needs of all students, and improve student outcomes. Griswold High School will create an academic culture utilizing Instructional Rounds to enhance learning, professional learning communities, teacher teams, internal data cycles, and target professional development.

●During the 2017-2018 school year, Griswold High School will utilize student performance data (PSAT, SAT, AP, common assessments, SBAC) for discussion in data teams to target student growth and improvement.

●During the 2017-2018 school year, Griswold High School will cultivate a culture in which all stakeholders feel an integral part of the school community. The focus is on community building among students and faculty and promoting a positive and compassionate peer culture.