Dear GCPS Community,
Goochland County Public Schools gathered tremendous momentum heading into the 2012-13 school year. The past ten months have given way to a longview of stability, sustained positive energy, and an invigorated focus on meaningful achievement, engaged learning, and the importance of relationships. It’s time to clearly define (and refine) our PK-12 instructional program, present and future.
During the next two weeks we will identify a relatively small, though comprehensive, team of stakeholders who represent varied backgrounds, areas of expertise, and experiences. These individuals will make up our 2012-13 GCPS Instructional Council and will be charged with uncovering the key principles and objectives that will serve to guide our PK-12 instructional program over the next 5 years. We will be clear about what we have today. And we will be thoughtful and deliberate about what is best moving forward.
The Council will commit to a series of evening meetings this fall that will be open to the public. The team will spend time with the following “big picture” questions:
- How can we maximize every student’s potential?
- What’s the difference between student achievement and student growth? Which is most important?
- How do we measure learning engagement?
- What characteristics make up a successful GHS graduate? What does a PK-12 instructional program that produces this success “look like”?
If you would like to be considered for membership to the Instructional Council for the 2012-13 school year, please let us know through this form or here for traditional submission by October 15, 2012.