For Student Learning
Crittenden County Schools
Commitments to Improve Student Achievement:
Board of Education
Crittenden County Board of Education
Top 10 Commitments
As the Crittenden County Board of Education, we commit to:
1. Achieve a clear vision for educational excellence in Crittenden County.
2. Build a strong foundation between schools and the community.
3. Collaborate with our partners (Community/Industry/Colleges) to improve the overall quality of educational opportunities for students.
4. Do “Whatever it takes” for students of Crittenden County Schools.
5. Work as a team with an emphasis on relationship-building.
6. Listen closely to students, teachers, and community members to address needs of students.
7. Think “outside the box” for solutions to challenges.
8. Always focus on students graduating being prepared for life.
9. Stay focused on the positive improvement of educational services for children.
10. Lifelong learning.
Crittenden County Superintendent
Top 10 Commitments
The Superintendent of Crittenden County Schools must commit to the following for improved student achievement:
1. Maintain High Expectations for All
2. Be 150% Committed to Student Achievement
3. Hold All Staff Members Accountable for Excellence
4. Develop a Vision for High Performance
5. Keep a Sense of Urgency Focused on Improving Student Achievement
6. Put Academics First
7. Make the Tough Decisions
8. Think Outside the Box Continually
9. Build Good Relationships with School Employees and the Community
10. Establish Open Lines of Communication with All Stakeholders
Crittenden County Administrative Team
Top 10 Commitments
As a Crittenden County Administrative Team, we commit to:
1. Work as a team to do what is best for student learning.
2. Do “whatever it takes”.
3. Always put students first in all decisions that we make.
4. Think outside the box.
5. Learn and grow continuously.
6. Dedicate our time for continuous improvement.
7. Work collaboratively to resolve issues.
8. Provide accurate data for decision-making.
9. Exceed high standards.
10. Demonstrate positive interactions.
Crittenden County Elementary School
1. Have a positive attitude.
2. Have high expectations for myself and students.
3. Be a positive role model in school and the community.
4. Have patience with ALL students.
5. Work as a team with students, parents and co-workers.
6. Use varied instructional methods to meet all student needs.
7. Let students know how much I care about them.
8. Strive to meet student’s academic, emotional, and physical needs.
9. Praise and compliment students and staff on a regular basis.
10. Have an open mind and an open heart towards new ideas.
As the staff of CCMS, we commit to…
1. Do whatever it takes to make our students successful
2. Build positive relationships with our students
3. Use a variety of instructional strategies
4. Pray for our school and students
5. Learn each student and their various learning styles and then teach to every style
6. Be a positive role model for our students
7. Greet and smile at each and every student every day
8. Maintain an appropriate learning environment for our students
9. Keep our passion for students
10. Put students first in every decision we make
Crittenden County High School
1. Help all kids be successful.
2. Set high expectations for students.
3. Build positives relationships with students.
4. Create welcoming and productive learning environments.
5. Use a variety of techniques.
6. Use class time to the fullest.
7. Teach students not only the curriculum, but also how to become constructive members of the community.
8. Be a positive role model.
9. Do what is right.
10. Be respectful and expect respect.
1. Make sure that no child goes hungry.
2. Be polite, courteous and patient with each child.
3. Smile at each child.
4. Always put kids first.
5. Always be friendly and polite.
6. Do my best at whatever I do.
7. Be helpful to all my co-workers.
8. Respectul to all.
9. Be friendly and kind.
10. Take time to listen.
1. Say hello, smile and be happy.
2. Have a positive attitude.
3. Complete task.
4. Show respect for my supervisor.
5. Do our job to the best of our ability.
6. Look for unsafe acts.
7. Be positive.
8. Be willing to help.
9. Take time to do the job right.
10. The building will be clean and ready for students each and every day.
Supports for High Quality Teaching and Learning:
Curriculum and Instruction
Curriculum is a design, or roadmap for learning, and as such focuses on knowledge and skills that are judged important to learn.
Instruction is the means by which that learning will be achieved.
Standards and Assessments
Standards define core proficiencies of learning. Assessment is the systematic collection, review, and use of information for the purpose of improving learning.
Continuous process of individual and collective examination and improvement of practice. It should empower individual educators and communities of educators to make complex decisions; to identify and solve problems; and to connect theory, practice, and student outcomes.
Those actions school/district leaders take to promote growth in student learning. In practice, this means that they encourage educational achievement by making instructional quality the top priority of the school/district. These leaders communicate a clear vision for the development of professional learning communities.
The sum of the internal and external circumstances and influences surrounding and affecting a person's learning.
Literacy Essentials for a Global World:
Critical thinking and problem solving
The ability to apply abstract knowledge to solve a problem and to develop and execute a solution-the ability to think broadly and deeply. It is also having and using a framework for problem identification-assumptions and facts, acquiring information, and viewing alternative solutions.
Global and civic awareness
The ability to recognize and understand the interrelationships among international organizations, nations/states, public and private economic entities, socio-cultural groups, and individuals across the globe. Being an informed citizen to participate effectively in government, exercise the rights and obligations of citizenship at the local, state, national and global levels and understanding the local and global implications of civic decisions.
The ability to develop knowledge about what technology is, how it works, what purposes it can serve, and how if can be used efficiently and effectively to achieve specific goals.
Effective oral and written communication
The ability to speak publically, in both formal and informal context, demonstrating skills such as appropriate selection of topic and materials, clear organization, effective presentation, and the ability to adapt to audience, setting, and occasion. The ability to write clearly and effectively in several forms, demonstrating an awareness of audience and purpose.
Economic and entrepreneurial literacy
The ability to identify economic problems, alternatives, costs, and benefits; analyze the incentives at work in economic situations; examine the consequences of change in economic conditions and public policies; collect and organize economic evidence and weigh costs against benefits. The ability to find creative solutions to tough, challenging problems.
Curiosity and imagination
The ability to take issues and situations to their root components; understanding how the problem evolved, looking at it through a systemic perspective, and inquiring about why things are the way they are. The ability to come up with creative solutions to problems and to design products and services that stand out from the competition.
Career/workplace readiness skills
The ability to use skills such as speaking and listening, problem solving and creativity, work ethic, positive attitude, independence and initiative, self-presentation, attendance, and teamwork to contribute to the workplace.
Collaborative teamwork and productivity
The ability to work in a group on a common task, usually doing a clearly defined portion, but subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the whole.
Initiative, self-direction and accountability
The ability to navigate the complex life and work environments in the globally competitive information age. Requires students to pay rigorous attention to adequate life and career skills.
Health, wellness, and social skills
The ability to develop life skills which promote choices and behavior patterns of a healthy and positive overall well-being.
Core Learnings for Student Proficiency:
Represents college and workplace readiness through the use of EPAS (Explore, PLAN, ACT System) WorkKeys, and ILPs (Individual Learning Plans).
Program of Studies
Represents the minimum required content standards students shall be taught to meet the high school graduation requirements.
Represent core proficiencies in all academic areas.
Kentucky Core Content for Instruction
Represents the content that has been identified as essential for all students to know and will be included on the state assessment. This content is designed for use with, not instead of, Kentucky’s academic expectations and program of studies to provide the focus for the development of the state test.
Crittenden County Leadership Team (Board of Education & Administration) has revised our plan for Crittenden County Schools. These are the overarching goals of our district.
The BIG 5
1.Cultivate College & Career Readiness
2. Increase Student Achievement
3. Maximize Resource Effectiveness
4. Enhance Internal & External Connectivity
5. Boost a Rockin Culture & Climate