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Community feedback from Wednesday morning, November 10, 2010
- kids role????
- don’t let kids fall through the cracks
- “success” means (and naturally extends to) everything else!
- change “intellectual honesty” to “honesty”
- change to: “YHS is committed to...”
- the slant seems leaning toward the accelerated student
- make more concise
- “integrity” needs to be included somehow
- personalization of success... how do we keep track of this?
- is enough technology available?
- personalization may mean having to alter/bend the rules???
- pressure felt for kids to go to college... school AND community must affirm other options
- who is the “customer” for this set of core values
- all students, not most
- communication skills (oral & written... a MUST!)
- a firm understanding of core concepts in each discipline
- problem solving
- organization & study habits... independence in doing so
- analytic and inquisitive
- leave comfort zone
- students accountable for their own success... independence in doing so
- listening skills
- life skills (accounting, balancing checkbook, doing laundry, etc)
- handwriting skills
- drivers ed/driving skills
- exposure to more career options AND non-four year colleges
- all careers celebrated including vocational
- more adult interaction (careers/career quest)
- teamwork in heterogeneous groupings
- personalize choices
- failure is an opportunity to learn
- parent interaction with “after High School” options and support
- responsible for one’s actions
- experience potential job/career options early (freshman year)
- apprenticeship programs
- curriculum and logistical school day needs more flexibility
- expand career quest
- community service: ALL kids!
- foster the “attitude” of service by starting early (don’t wait til Jr or Sr year)
- keep community expectation(s) reasonable and doable
- bridge the “community gaps”; more interaction and working together
- build the sense of community
- connect the academic with the civic!
- classroom should reflect similar expectations
- be familiar with Rotary and other civic organizations
- connect with non-profits
- online opportunities to serve
- all should be voters!
The YHS community does whatever it takes to help students succeed. Each person is valued as a meaningful member in this community. Our school is built upon intellectual honesty, high standards, and a commitment to open inquiry fostering lifelong learning.
Integrity - Perseverance - Responsibility - Citizenship - Moral Courage - Respect