Central High School A place of change and growth By Sally Slater
The Mission Statement In cooperation with students, parents, staff, and the community is to guarantee a high quality education in a safe and orderly environment for all students, inspiring them to become life-long learners and responsible, productive citizens.
The History & Facts of CHS The first High School in Wyoming (wikipedia, n.d.) Founded in 1868 (wikipedia, n.d.) Accredited in 1909 (wikipedia, n.d.) Central is found in the state capital; Cheyenne Enrollment 1100 Students Average ACT Composite Score: 21.5 162 Employees
Structure of Central High School’s Organization Professional Learning Community Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) shift the focus of school reform from restructuring to reculturing (Louis, 2006). A PLC is an ongoing process used to establish a school wide culture that develops teacher leadership explicitly focused on building and sustaining school improvement efforts (CCSRI, n.d.). Each department is broken down into sub groups that collaborate on a specific discipline. These sub groups compare data, work on new strategies, develop common assessments, and develop guarantee viable curriculums.
Culture of Central High School Expectations of Teachers:
Building and sustaining school improvement
Call parents if students have a “D” or “F”
Report to duty in hallway daily
Treat students fairly
Update grades regularly
Keep community log and parent contact log
Treat students with respect
Learning new strategies and techniques
Culture of Central High School Expectations of Students:
Use academic support time when needed
Comply with school rules
Treat teachers with respect
Attend school and be on time
Come to school prepared
A Change at Central High School Traditional Schedule vs. Block Schedule
A Change at Central High School Block Schedule vs. Traditional Schedule
Unified & Fragmented Cultures A unified culture that becomes rigid will resist change, but trying to change a fragmented culture Is like trying to herd cats (Beach, 2006).
Video - Interview
Mr. Strannigan, Principal
References Curtis, A., (2011, March 17). LCCC to schools: Let’s talk about preparation. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, pg. A3. Laramie County School District Number One, (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.laramie1.org/?sessionid=637ce310f881365db8666a0cf22057d4&t. Louis, K. S. (2006). Changing the culture of schools: Professional community, organizational learning, and trust. Journal of School Leadership, 16(5), 477-489. Wikipedia, (n.d.). Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheyenne_Central_High_School.