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  1. I don't think using the term remarkably gives us the "setting Parkway apart" from others that we are seeking. I think bold words will make our mission statement (and subsequently our work) remarkable - using the words remarkable or world class or light house, etc. does not produce the same sense as strong words do.

    Submitted: 12/07/09

  2. I like "develops" better than "strives." What does "remarkably" look like? What does it mean? Although I like the mission being more brief, I am not sure it matches the vision statements.

    Submitted: 12/07/09

  3. Take out the word "remarkably." Add the word "diverse" after complex. In the first bullet, change the word "leave" to "are." In the second bullet, take out the phrase "challenges, tasks, and." Remove "increasingly" and "as" from bullet five. Replace "their thoughts and feelings to" with "with" in bullet six. Separate bullet eight into two bullets.

    Submitted: 12/07/09

  4. Draft #3 Kind of generic. I liked the earlier drafts better. Remarkably?..this word sticks out and begs for thought. Instead of "Parkway develops remarkably" use "Parkway students will achieve and learn..." I like "capable, curious, confident." Focus is back on Parkway, not on students. The mission needs to put the kids first. Overall, we like draft #2 better.

    Submitted: 12/07/09

  5. Change the word "confident" to "autonomous." Change the word "our" to "all." Bullets 1 and 2 are redundant.

    Submitted: 12/07/09

  6. Have we lost the emphasis on ALL students?

    Submitted: 12/07/09

  7. 1. Shorter! More memorable. 2. Exclusively @ students. 3. How do you measure "remarkably?" 4. Add language in the vision re: social justice. Reinforces the "and respond" part of the mission. Also supports the "complexity" of the world piece in the mission. Social justice outcomes can be a site for measuring them.

    Submitted: 12/07/09

  8. Shorter: about the students not the adults. Don't see anything about social justice; add language that says we value social justice at least in the statements at the bottom. How do we know that students are receiving information on what they need to know in order to "do" social justice?

    Submitted: 12/07/09

  9. Specific suggestions: Delete the word "remarkably" and "well". Let these be determined by the standards we set (measurable, observable) for ALL students. To connect our daily practice and decisions to a mission I believe that it has to be likely for the great majority of community members to have automatic recall and shared understanding; simple is better.

    Submitted: 12/07/09

  10. Add a bullet "Make a demonstrable contribution to society." On the last bullet, add the words "and respect" so that the bullet reads "seek to understand and respect the views, cultures and values of others." Avoid double demonstratives (i.e. "fully prepared" and "remarkably"). Avoid nebulous statements.

    Submitted: 12/07/09

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