Shared goals and core values
We have ambitious school improvement goals at Park Orchard this year. We’re looking to attain 97% attendance (a 4% increase over last year) and more than 10% growth in students at grade level in reading and math. We will achieve these ambitious goals by leaning on our core values: authentic and meaningful learning, love of learning, high expectations, and teamwork.
Authentic and Meaningful Learning: As a staff, we are striving to create authentic and meaningful learning experiences for students by exploring the “why” behind learning what we’re learning and by making intentional connections to student interests and real life.
Love of Learning: These authentic and meaningful learning experiences are creating a love of and genuine excitement for learning in our students. We are fostering their innate curiosity and they are proud to share their learning and achievements.
High Expectations: We are intentionally holding high behavioral and academic expectation for all students. It’s OK to be wherever you are academically or behaviorally but we will not rest there. We are all committed to continuous growth and development.
Teamwork: All the above is tough work and can not be done alone. Students, staff, families, district, and community must come together to work for our most important resource, our children and future.
We are thrilled to be charged with the most important task of successfully preparing all students for their futures and we invite you join us in this endeavor.