2015-2016 Objectives

2015-2016 Beginning of Year Parent Presentation:

15-16 Parent Presentation.pdf

HOW CAN YOU HELP:

Attend Governance Council and/or Parent Connect Meetings
Parent Connect meetings are every third Tuesday at 3:30pm
Governance Council meetings are every third Tuesday at 4:30pm

Renewing our Charter with the Wausau School District
A charter school must renew its charter with its authorizing agency every 5 years.  They may renew from 1 to 5 years.  WAMCS will be seeking a 5 year renewal.  This will require a review of our charter and requesting modifications, if needed.  New educational laws with the 2015-2017 State Budget will need to be reviewed to determine impact.

Strategic Planning
We are in the 3rd year of our 3-5 year strategic plan.  It is time to start review this plan and begin to take steps to renew our vision for the future.  Assistance will be need in developing surveys for all our stakeholders and facilitating or participating in the strategic planning process.

Facility Needs / District Boundaries
We continue to grow as a school.  As our enrollment grows the amount of space available at Horace Mann diminishes.  Though Horace Mann staff has been completely supportive, it is not a Montessori environment.  Assistance will be needed in understanding Montessori best practices for a prepared school environment and then identifying how we can make this happen.  Critical to this discussion will be participation in the Wausau School District's boundary discussions.  

Expansion to 8th Grade
Many parents have expressed an interest in expanded our school to 8th grade.  This work would coincide with our facility work.  Assistance will be needed in developing the needs for this expansion and working with the district to support this.

1 to 1 Technology Roll Out
Our goal is to have Chromebooks for every student in grades 2-6, potential 8th.  Assistance will be needed in fund raising.

Montessori Learning Management System
A learning management system handles many operational items for teachers. At this time, much of this work has been created by our teachers.  Assistance will be needed in evaluating Montessori Learning Management Systems such as Montessori Compass and Records Xpress to determine which one best meets our needs.