Fall 2017 ThoughtExchange

  • In 2013, our community came together to develop a strategic plan with six ambitious goals for our students. Now, as that four-year plan sunsets, we have the opportunity to reflect on our progress and renew our strategic plan for the next four to five years.

    To honor the intensive work of our staff, families and community to create our strategic plan, we will stay the course rather than develop a completely new plan. We remain committed to the aspirations for students expressed in our goals and our promise to know every student by name, strength and need so that each graduates ready for college, career and citizenship.

    However, this is a good time to update the strategies supporting our goals and our promise, based on what we have learned over the past four years. We want to include a specific focus on the social and emotional well-being of our students, because we know that students need to feel safe, welcome and respected in order to learn and be academically successful. 

    We invite our community to particpate in our online, two-way conversation called ThoughtExchange. Tell us what is important to you, and share your ideas for making our schools better. See what others are saying, too, and find out what is important to our community as a whole.

    ThoughtExchange is a three-step process: 
    • Share – answer open-ended questions about our schools
    • Star – review ideas from others and place a star on the ideas you like best
    • Discover – learn what is important to the community as a whole
    If you would like to participate and have not yet received the invitation, please join the conversation.

    If you have questions, please send us an email at: shareyourthoughts@highlineschools.org

    We look forward to hearing your thoughts!