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  1. not concise but lofty mission

    Submitted: 10/23/09

  2. The parts about people who want to learn and are capable of learning are the most important in a mission statement involving a school district and its students. Also the aspects about how the world is changing are good.

    Submitted: 10/23/09

  3. In an effort to be short and emotive, I submit the following mission statement for consideration and discussion: "The Parkway School District provides exceptional educational opportunities so that students can become productive and fulfilled members of society engaged in life-long learning."

    Recognizing that much effort and personal conviction has gone into the current draft, I'd like to share that I'm not fond of the selection of certain words. 'Challenges' evokes a negative connotation. 'Ensure' puts the onus on the district and negates the personal responsibility of the student. 'Aims' implies a lack of commitment.

    Thank you for the opportunity to be involved in this project.

    Submitted: 10/22/09

  4. I would like to see the phrase "lifelong learning" included somewhere in Parkway's mission statement.

    Submitted: 10/21/09

  5. Parkway School District exists to develop capable, curious and confident learners who are fully prepared for current and future educational challenges, by providing a stimulating and worthwhile education that enables our graduates to lead fulfilling, productive and responsible lives in an ever-changing and complex world.

    Submitted: 10/21/09

  6. The current draft of the mission statement is too long. Our statement should be short and concise.

    Submitted: 10/19/09

  7. After listening to a presentation by Kelly Gallagher last summer as well as using the Making Meaning program with struggling readers, I am now a VERY strong advocate of promoting critical thinking. I know it seems strategic to teach to the MAP test and "fill" kids up with information to inflate our scores instead of allowing "collaborative thinking" but as our students continue through life, simple regurgitation of facts will not help them or our society to solve problems and work together.

    Submitted: 10/15/09

  8. We question the seemingly vague, difficult to measure terms: worthwhile, stimulating,curious and fulfilling.

    An idea for the statement: The mission of the Parkway School District is to ensure that our students are capable, confident, learners who are fully prepared for current and future challenges.

    Submitted: 10/15/09

  9. We like the word "engaging" instead of "stimulating."

    What about this: The mission of the PSD is to ensure our students are capable and confident learners who are fully prepared for current and future educational challenges, and equipped to lead fulfilling,productive and responsible lives.

    Submitted: 10/15/09

  10. We often see that students do not ask questions or work independently without guidance. I like that curiosity is a goal, as it offers some great possibilities for assessment. What if we routinely graded kids on the quality of questions they generated rather than the answers they generated? Too often, we are answering questions they've never asked, and that causes them to put knowledge in their short-term memory.

    Submitted: 10/15/09

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