Each year, the Board of Education and schools set goals that we would like to achieve. The goals that the Lincoln Park Elementary School set involve all LPES staff.
Goals for the 2021 - 2022 school year:
Goal 1: The Multi-Tiered System of Supports goal was planned to be continued into the 2021-2022 school year, due to the Hybrid instructional format that was in place for the 2020-2021 school year. The goal continues to be for the district to design, structure, and implement a Multi-Tiered System of Supports, district-wide, over a three-year period.
LPES will have instructional time built into grade level schedules to allow for additional remediation and enrichment activities based on student needs according to their tiered placement. During the 2021 - 2022 school year, at least two professional development sessions, two faculty meetings, and various PLC meetings will be focused on MTSS data assessment and collaboration.
Goal 2: While there has been a focus on academic loss due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, research shows that the social-emotional well-being of students has a significant impact on their academic performance. Research also suggests that the Pandemic has impacted the social-emotional well-being of teachers and other school staff.
Historically, the Lincoln Park School District has invested in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) with our climate and culture initiatives (Houses, climate committees, etc.). In concert with what we have done in the past, we will continue to strive to incorporate SEL this school year. As such, the District has recently purchased the Second Step and Responsive Classroom programs for both schools. Time for SEL has been built into grade level schedules (a daily 30 minute SEL homeroom period). Additionally, time will be provided for staff SEL activities during meetings and professional development days.
Each homeroom teacher will engage in appropriate SEL activities during their daily scheduled homeroom time, and, with regard to the staff, at least four staff-focused SEL opportunities will be provided during the course of the 2021-2022 school year.
Our mission at LPES: The Lincoln Park Elementary School will inspire and empower its children with opportunities that positively shape their lives and help them to become successful, life-long learners who possess the critical thinking, academic, and leadership skills required for the 21st Century.