Fall 2017 ThoughtExchange

  • In fall 2017, families, community members, and staff were invited to answer open-ended questions about how can we better support student’s social and emotional wellbeing at school. During the first phase of this process, we received nearly 650 thoughts from nearly 300 people. 

    Two themes emerged from the online conversation:

    Support Social & Emotional Wellbeing 

    • Continue to focus on positive behavior 
    • Acknowledge and communicate with students
    • Teach empathy and emotional intelligence
    • Hire more support staff
    • Maintain a safe learning environment  

    Strengthen Social Skills

    • Teach communication skills
    • Provide opportunities for collaboration and teamwork
    • Nurturer character development
    • Practice life skills

    "Your ideas will help us develop strategies to build our students' skills and knowledge," said Superintendent Susan Enfield. "These social-emotional strategies will be included in our updated strategic plan, which is being developed now with the help of staff in schools across the district."

    After sharing ideas and comments, staff and families read what others said and prioritized the shared ideas with a rating. Now you can read the comments and see the shared themes, ideas and priorities.

    Visit our online interactive report to learn about the top priorities that emerged for your child’s grade level and for the district as a whole.

    We thank you for contributing your thoughts and ideas. Your participation in the process was invaluable.