Gavin School District 37

Strategic Plan Goals – Quarterly “Summary Update”

In Superintendent by d37gavin

We are 3 months into our 36-month strategic plan.  I am very excited to report that we are making great progress already.  A “summary update” is listed below.  Our teachers and staff are amazing!  We have a lot of changes going on this year and I am proud of how they are embracing and adjusting to a new set of expectations.  Please contact me at any time with questions.

Strategic Plan July 1, 2016- June 30, 2019 

Gavin Strategic Planning 2017-2018 Action Steps

Quarterly Report – Strategic Planning Goals (October 2016)


K-8 Math Committee Formed (July 2016)

  • Data Analysis & HS Communication Re-Align Curriculum
  • Core Materials Investigation (January 2016-May 2017)
  • Core Material Purchase Recommendation (June 2017)
  • Continue Extend Day Program at Central for Math
  • Compass Learning Program Purchased For South

Full Day Kindergarten Academic Performance Monitored

K-4 ELA (English, Language Arts)

  • Core Materials Investigation (September 2016-December 2016)
  • Core Material Purchase Recommendation – Houghton Mifflin Journeys (January 2017)

District Website

  • Committee Recommends RFP for New Vendor
  • Vendor Awarded September 2016
  • October 2016 to February 2017 Draft Development
  • Committee Input/Feedback, March 2017
  • April 2017 New Site Launches

Professional Development

  • New Teacher Evaluation Tool, Student Growth Goals
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Initiative with NIU/Feeder Schools
  • New Teacher Mentoring Program Begins (September 2016)
  • Guided Reading Best Practices with Instructional Coach Year 2 at Central
  • Standards Based Report Cards Assessment Development at South
  • 1st District Best Practices PD Committee Meeting (December 2016)

Community, Collaboration & Culture

  • Face book Continues
  • Twitter Launches (September 2016, #gavin37pride)
  • Back to School Nights Modified
  • Literacy Night Primary Grades (November 2016)
  • Student Showcase Night Middle School Grades (January 2017)
  • New Stipend Approval Process for Sports/Clubs

Long Term Finance/Facilities/Technology Committee

  • 1st Committee Meeting (November 2016)
  • Needs/Projects/Funding
  • Life/Safety Study
  • Grants