"The true mission of a school is revealed by what people do, not by what they say. Therefore, educators committed to bringing their mission statements to life in their school are relentless in examining every practice, procedure, and decision and in asking, 'Is this consistent with our mission of high levels of learning for all students?'"

--On Common Ground

  1. Team Norms
  2. Essential Outcomes (Standards) with daily "I can" statements
  3. Curriculum Map of Essential Outcomes and/or "I can" statements
  4. Common Formative Assessments of the "I can" statements
  5. Data Analysis of the Formative Assessments
  6. SMART goal(s)

  • In order to address the question “What do we want the students to learn?” teams of teachers will collaborate on curriculum and best practices.
  • In order to address the question “How will we know if students have learned it?” teams of teachers will collaborate on assessment and data analysis.
  • In order to address the question “How will we respond if students haven’t learned it?” teams of teachers will collaborate on identification and interventions.
  • In order to address the question “How will we respond if the students have learned it?” teams of teachers will collaborate on enrichment and recognition.
  • Mapleton Jr. High will continue to promote collaboration through Professional Learning Communities.
  • To make sure that all students are in class on time ready to learn, Mapleton Jr. High will continue to enforce an attendance/tardy policy.
  • One hundred percent of the students will participate in extracurricular activities.
  • New students will be transitioned to Mapleton Jr. High through an orientation program.
  • Mapleton Jr. High will promote effective communication with students, parents, faculty, and staff members.
  • Mapleton Jr. High will support and promote continued training for teachers and staff.

  • Ongoing discussion for the purpose of having a consensus on grading practices, essential outcomes, and curriculum maps.
  • Ongoing discussion and training on formative assessment and data analysis.
  • All new teachers will be mentored for a minimum of three years.
  • Each teacher is aware of the school's Pyramid of Intervention and is trained in its use.
  • MJHS will identify and assess the technology needs of the school for more technology integration in curriculum.

MJHS's Mission StatementSTUDENTS are the focus, SUCCESS is the goal

MJHS's DRSLsReflective Learners Responsible Citizens Effective Communicators

SMART GOAL: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results Oriented, & Time BoundBased on School/District Goals and Desired Results of Student Learning (DRSLs)
SMART GOAL EXAMPLE (Administrative SMART goal): (using "reflective learners" as the emphasis) 100% of all teams will write and use 1-2 SMART goals using all five components and reflect on progress toward those goals by the end of the first term.

Each team is asked to write and update their SMART goal as it relates to our school mission and DRSLs. This can be done as a department or as individual subject level teams. A plan to collect data on progress toward the goal is also needed. Once a goal has been completed and/or become a regular routine in learning, a new goal should be developed.

School SMART Goal: During the 2011-12 school year, all teams will demonstrate progress quarterly on the 6 non-negotiables (norms, "I can" statements, curriculum maps, common formative assessments, data analysis, and SMART goals) using the 4.0 proficiency scale to assess progress.

By September 28, counselors will identify students who may benefit from either a 7th grade friendship group or an 8th grade new student group. After an eight week course, progress/success of the groups will be measured by an exit assessment of all students involved. Adjustments will be made to groups as needed.
Data toward progress:
18 students are currently involved in the 7th grade friendship group.
15 students are currently involved in the 8th grade new student group.


USOE has recently rewritten and revised the Standards and Objectives for the course Introduction to Manufacturing. Many CTE technology teachers have had poor performance on the end of level test. Many items on the end of level test were poorly worded. Support photos were ambiguous. Photograph size contributed to this ambiguity by communicating to the student an un-intended message. Standards and objectives on some test items were not aligned with Standards and objectives. The original(5 years ago)Standards and Objectives were far out of alignment with the summitive test. The draft of 2010-11 was much closer but not read by teachers as many assumed no change. The first iteration of the course was developed using five different textbooks. This expanded scope of references contributed to a lack of base line of specific content.

1. Make the Standards and objectives changed to more effectively communicate the contenet of the course.

2. Make the end of level test align with the Standards and objectives.

3. As equipment and facilities do not support the broad spectrum of content in Introduction to Manufacturing; I will find content on the internet using ZamZar.com and frame it in a Power Point format.

4. I will present these Power Point framed video to the students.

5. I will provide formative evaluation of this content and evaluate.

Data toward progress:

Family and Consumer Science

Use better questioning techniques to see if understanding is taking place. Ask a variety of questions and ask more often to see if the students "get it."

Data toward progress:


My goal is in conjunction with the NSET #4, which includes communication with the parents/guardians of the students. The goal which I have chosen is to develop a web page for the Foods Classes at MJHS. I have set up a site at mrswoodfield@blogspot .com. On this site, I have included class topics, coming assignments and tests, class recipes, and study guides for tests. The recipes have been especially popular, since many parents have contacted me, wanting recipes of the foods we prepare in class. I am also in the process of getting a permission slip signed which would allow me to put pictures of the student on the website. The students enjoy seeing themselves on the site, and I would be careful not to label the pictures with their names. My goal is also to notify the parents, via e-mail, when updates have been made on the website, so they can be reminded that this resource is available. My deadline to have all of this set up and in place is January 1st. Of course, this will be an ongoing project, as events and recipes are added.

Data toward progress:

I will make a personal contact with parents for any student below a C- during each academic term throughout the year.

Data toward progress:

Keyboard and Computers
Create "I can" statement posters for Keyboarding and Computer Technology to be introduced to students and used during second semester.

Data toward progress:

English SMART goal:
7th Grade English SMART goal: During the 2011-2012 school year, the team will create "I CAN" statements for each unit before the unit begins.
8th Grade English SMART goal: Every term, we can create three formative assessments and analyze the data to determine student progress towards "I Can" statements; then, make changes to curriculum as needed. Also, this year, we will work on creating a curriculum map for the new 8th grade core.

Data toward progress:

Fine Arts SMART goal:
During 1st Term, each team member will create a curriculum map for one class. We will report our progress to each other on October 5.

Data toward progress:

Health SMART goal:
During the 2011-2012 year, the Health team will develop "I can" statements that align with the 8th grade Utah Health Core Curriculum.

Data toward progress:

History SMART goal:
As a department, we will create curriculum maps for each individual history subject. As a department, we will review all curriculum maps. All maps will be reviewed by the end of term 1.
Data toward progress:

Math SMART goal:

80% of all students will get 80% or higher on there term finals, with 100% passing the term finals with at least a 70%.

Data toward progress:

Physical Education SMART goal:
During the 2011-12 school year, the Physical Education department will create State Core based general “I can…” statements and “I can…” statements for each unit.

Data toward progress:

Science SMART goal:
Each subject level team will create at least one common formative assessment for each unit and analyze data from the assessment.

Data toward progress:

Special Education SMART goal:
During the 2011-2012 school year, the Special Education team will develop "I can" statements that align with IEP goals and the core curriculum for our respective subject areas.

Data toward progress:

World Languages SMART goal:
By the end of sememster 1 we will have a curriculum map with I can statements based on a scope and sequence that follows our thematic units. We will plan out Unit one and possibly unit two formative assesments to keep us in sync with each other at least every two weeks.

Data toward progress: