Grayslake shield

During the 2012 – 2013 school year, District 127 embarked upon a strategic planning process.  A committee representing staff members, students, parents and school community members came together to  develop future plans for the District.  During that planning time, goals for the D127 strategic plan were outlined.  Action plans for each goal were developed and sub committees formed to monitor and implement the key work in each goal area.  Co-chairs for each goal area are working with their committees throughout the year, and an annual update of progress will be shared with the Board and community each November.  If you are interested in participating on one of the action planning teams, please contact Mr. Mark Kettering at mkettering@d127.org with your interest.

Student Achievement and Instruction

Culture and Climate

Facilities

Finance

Public Relations

Goal One:

Develop rigorous curriculum to support the needs of all students and ensure that graduates are college and career ready.

Goal One:

Create a welcoming and respectful environment for all students and staff.

Goal One:

Utilize and update current spaces to better serve students and the instructional program.

Goal One:

Fiscally support, through appropriate levies and other revenue sources, the focus area goals of the Strategic Long Range Plan.

Goal One:

Utilize website, media, hard copy and electronic communications with an emphasis on promoting the success of all students and staff.

Action Plan:

•Ensure a relevant and challenging learning environment that supports the academic, social, and emotional growth of every student
•Implement a balanced assessment system to foster and measure student attainment of independence, proficiency, and autonomy as learners

Action Plan:

•Design and implement practices in D127 that foster welcoming relationships
•Create more welcoming spaces and structures

Action Plan:

•Implement current Capital Plan
•Continually assess instructional spaces for future capital needs

Action Plan:

•Establish budgetary priorities and possible revenue sources to support the Strategic Long Range Plan
•Define minimum fund balance targets and impacts

Action Plan:

•Increase and expand communication platforms to positively promote D127

Goal Two:

Design and implement curriculum and instruction that promotes creativity, problem solving and incorporates innovative technology into the classroom.

Goal Two:

Promote a culture of high expectations that incorporates a variety of learning styles and opportunities for students.

Goal Two:

Design avenues for students to utilize technology in innovative ways.

Goal Two:

Prioritize budgeted expenditures to support student achievement as outlined in the district academic development goals.

Goal Two:

Establish the high schools as the center of the community promoting a collaborative partnership that yields strong student citizens and a healthy community.

Action Plan:

•Sustain a collaborative and integrated professional learning culture
•Implement learning protocols and evaluation systems to promote teacher leadership

Action Plan:

•Establish and articulate the “Grayslake Way” for all stakehold

Action Plan:

•Implement technology infrastructure upgrades
•Review existing space utilization as instructional technology needs change

Action Plan:

•Establish budgetary priorities to support the District's instructional mission

Action Plan:

•Expand positive community presence
•Strengthen and expand community partnerships

 

From the Blog

Starting this week District 127 students will be able to use text messaging to reach out for help for themselves or friends at any time of day or night. Text-a-Tip allows teens to find anonymous, immediate help if they are struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, depression, difficult family situations, bullying, or any of the many challenges they face today.