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Cancer – Not Just Another School Night: At Harrisburg Academy, Lower School Back-to-School Night is not just another school night. Certainly, being introduced to my son’s new teachers was a highlight of the evening; hearing the anticipation and excitement of the teachers made me want to go back to school! Who knew second grade could be so amazing?! I don’t know whether I’m more intrigued or energized by the Asian art my son will study this year, or the exposure to new state-of-art classroom technology, or the fun-inspired atmosphere generated by his teacher in his homeroom. Just sitting at his desk and absorbing the classroom environment helped me see school from his perspective. I am always pleasantly surprised (although I shouldn’t be) by the .mitment and dedication that Academy teachers have to assuring that my son reaches his fullest potential both academically and personally. I am thrilled with the range of academic offerings he’ll receive this year in 2nd grade, but am equally excited about the stated objective to teach him responsibility and accountability, not to mention the expectation that students are kind and respectful to one another. Excellent academics? Sure. Character development? Even better. His teachers are as .mitted to knowing him as they are to knowing the curriculum. But the Academy is more than a collection of classrooms. It’s a .munity of teachers and learners, of parents and children. Back-to-School Night is always a great opportunity to reconnect with returning parents and to meet parents of new friends who we’ll get to know throughout the academic year. Can you tell I am very excited about this year? I’m convinced it’s going to be a great one – A Blueprint for the Academy’s Future: In creating the model for our strategic planning, the administration made a few key decisions. First, we endeavored to engage our entire school .munity in the process. This approach allows all Academy .munity stakeholders, as well as friends of the Academy, to provide feedback. We also decided to shorten the strategic planning timeline from five years to just three. This allows the Academy to more quickly adapt and react to the rapidly changing educational world in which we function. At the core of the strategic planning process is our Planning .mittee, made up of trustees, parents, faculty, and administrators. This group attends each of the strategic planning meetings and engages in the many group conversations that generate a whole host of innovative ideas and suggestions. Our first few strategic planning meetings have resulted in thought-provoking conversations and creative ideas. Each week the dynamics are different, as new parents and .munity members join the discussion. By using one broad question each week, the meetings be.e our own Academy "think tank," as multiple groups wrestle with the same question but .e up with radically different feedback. The five guiding questions used in our strategic planning model are as follows: How do we achieve the long term enrollment goals at the Academy? What internal improvements and partnerships with other .anizations (including global ones) can be made to the academic, extracurricular, and co-curricular programs to provide an experience of excellence for our students? For more information, please visit our website . About the Author: 相关的主题文章: