District Vision and Mission  

    We always want to keep life fresh and exciting, and have something to strive for.  At Pickford Public Schools, we have been striving for the last year to create a vision and mission statement that will guide all that we do as a district on behalf of the students and families we serve.  The Board of Education and district administration sincerely appreciate all of the input that we received from parents and community members through the survey cards, online survey, and focus group meetings held throughout the 2018-19 school year.   All of the themes we compiled through this process assisted in the ultimate development of the following statements:


    District Vision Statement

    In partnership with families and our community, we prepare our students for their future.


    District Mission Statement

    Pickford Public Schools is the heart of our community and we build great futures by:

    • Providing a safe, secure, and inclusive environment where all children can learn.
    • Being a respected and proven instiller of accountability, respect and honesty for all stakeholders.
    • Motivating, with truth and fairness,  our students to take responsibility for their learning.
    • Preparing students who communicate effectively, demonstrate self control, think critically, persevere, and adjust to change.



    Our Core Values:  Accountability, Respect, Honesty

    Our Beliefs: 

    All children can learn -- Growth Mindset!

    Strong relationships are essential.

    Our Goals for Students:

    • Apply academic skills
    • Communicate effectively
    • Think critically and creatively to solve problems
    • Use and apply technology
    • Maintain and enhance physical and emotional health
    • Work cooperatively with others
    • Demonstrate self management and practical life skills
    • Contribute as productive and responsible citizens



    Our Goals for the District 2019-2020


    1.  Create/maintain a safe, welcoming, positive, respectful, and collegial culture that ensures all students learn.




    • Complete installation of Floor 2 (Building the System to Meet the Social, Emotional, Health, and Nutritional Needs of All Students) of the Intense Student Support Network to address the non-academic needs of students.
    • Complete planning for building a network of delivery, communication (internally and with external stakeholders), and monitoring to allow staff to effectively and efficiently respond to identified non-academic needs of students along a continuum of intensity.
    • Deepen knowledge and capacity of Board, Staff, and Community Stakeholders around ISSN related topics, including Social Emotional Learning, Positive Behavior Intervention Support, Trauma Informed Practices, and Pastoral Care.

    Intended indicators of success:  

    • End of year Triangle Report in SWIS will show 80% of students at Tier 1 and no more than 10% of students at Tier 3.
    • Stakeholder surveys will show increase in percent agree with welcoming, positive, respectful, and collegial culture.
    • SRSS (Student Risk Screening Scale) will show a decrease of students identified with internalizing and externalizing behaviors.
    • Attendance reports will show less than 20% of students as chronically absent (18 days or more) for the school year.



    2.  Implement a relevant and rigorous curriculum, aligned to current curriculum frameworks, and delivered using best practice instructional strategies to ensure all students learn.

    • All students will be on track to be career and college ready in literacy
    • All students will be on track to be career and college ready in mathematics
    • All students will be on track to be career and college ready in science
    • All students will be on track to be career and college ready in social studies



    • Establish a system and tools (Performance Management Driver) to monitor reconfiguration efforts and the impact on student, teacher, and leader performance.
    • Establish a network of instructional improvement to support teachers and leaders as they provide instruction and assessment aligned with best practices (Visions of High Quality Instruction).
    • Increase student proficiency in reading and mathematics at each grade level and increase overall district proficiency levels by 3-5% each year.
    • Increase use of technology in the classroom to provide personalized learning opportunities for all students that are based on individual learning goals and competencies.

    Intended Indicators of Success:

    • PLC Feedback and VHQI (Vision of High Quality Instruction) Walkthrough data demonstrates focus on high quality instructional practices (teacher and student actions) 75% or more of the time.
    • Staff use of available coaching supports to complete coaching cycles (K-12 math and K-3 literacy).
    • Class report from MAP assessment (year-end) demonstrates 80% of students scoring in the average range or higher for grade level.
    • Quadrant report from MAP assessment (year end) demonstrates 80% of students achieving average to above average growth.
    • M-Step results will demonstrate average to above average growth by cohort as per Student Growth Percentile score.



    3.  Implement a process to ensure involvement and participation of all stakeholders in the learning process.




    • Provide students and families with choices and meaningful opportunities to improve their school experience
    • Leverage community assets and resources to provide full-service support to families; ensure that the school is the center of community learning through programming and partnerships with other community organizations
    • Develop (or utilize current) district communication systems to showcase student achievement and system reconfiguration work throughout the district.

    Intended Indicators of Success:

    • Publically report on established district goals (website, data results summary).
    • Increase use of stakeholder survey opportunities to collect perception data.
    • Completed system for logging connections to external community supports (per ISSN) and available monthly reports to the Board.
    • Increased promotion of district through print and digital media to include quarterly newsletters, BOE Committee reports/minutes, and social media platforms.
    • Increased attendance of Board members and District Administration at community meetings and events as per calendar sign up and monthly BOE reports.



    4.  Create/Maintain a financially stable, operationally efficient organization.




    • Maintain 10-15% fund equity
    • Prioritize applications for grant writing and funding
    • Take advantage of opportunities  to consolidate services and streamline operations based upon providing positive impact on student learning
    • Maintain current district facilities at a high level and explore future opportunities to add/renovate facilities to meet the needs of our student population

    Intended Indicators of Success:

    • Schedule of monthly Finance Committee meetings available, including minutes from the committee meeting that are communicated to the full Board.  
    • BOE members take advantage of available opportunities for professional learning  on school finance topics.
    • Schedule of Building and Grounds Committee meetings available, including minutes from the committee that are communicated to the full Board.



    5.  Develop collective capacity and knowledge of the board of education.




    • Develop and implement an annual plan of professional development for all board members 
    • Adopt a district plan that includes vision statement, mission, and goals with specific performance indicators
    • Conduct a yearly self-evaluation to evaluate board performance with results to inform goal setting
    • Review Board Governance Standards on an annual basis and conduct self-reflection of performance against the standards
    • Provide opportunity for stakeholder involvement through student, staff, and community group/organization presentations to the Board

    Intended Indicators of Success:

    • Existence of Professional Development record for the full Board and for individual BOE members
    • Evidence of annual MASB Self-Assessment Survey completion, reflection on MASB Board Governance Standards, and development of District Goals.
    • Record of presentations to the Board by student, staff, and community groups.


     Pickford Public Schools Vision of a High-Quality Intense Student Support Network