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Central high school b

  1. 1. Central High School<br />A place of change and growth<br />By Sally Slater<br />
  2. 2. The Mission Statement<br />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.<br />
  3. 3. The History & Facts of CHS<br />The first High School in Wyoming (wikipedia, n.d.)<br />Founded in 1868 (wikipedia, n.d.)<br />Accredited in 1909 (wikipedia, n.d.)<br />Central is found in the state capital; Cheyenne<br />Enrollment 1100 Students<br />Average ACT Composite Score: 21.5<br />162 Employees<br />
  4. 4. Structure of Central High School’s Organization<br />Professional Learning Community<br />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.).<br />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. <br />
  5. 5. Culture of Central High School<br />Expectations of Teachers:<br /><ul><li>Building and sustaining school improvement
  6. 6. Call parents if students have a “D” or “F”
  7. 7. Report to duty in hallway daily
  8. 8. Dress appropriately
  9. 9. Treat students fairly
  10. 10. Update grades regularly
  11. 11. Keep community log and parent contact log
  12. 12. Treat students with respect
  13. 13. Learning new strategies and techniques</li></li></ul><li>Culture of Central High School<br />Expectations of Students:<br /><ul><li>Use academic support time when needed
  14. 14. Dress appropriately
  15. 15. Comply with school rules
  16. 16. Treat teachers with respect
  17. 17. Attend school and be on time
  18. 18. Come to school prepared</li></li></ul><li>A Change at Central High School<br />Traditional Schedule vs. Block Schedule<br />
  19. 19. A Change at Central High School<br />Block Schedule vs. Traditional Schedule<br />
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  21. 21. Unified & Fragmented Cultures<br />A unified culture that becomes rigid will resist<br />change, but trying to change a fragmented culture<br />Is like trying to herd cats (Beach, 2006).<br />
  22. 22. Video - Interview<br />
  23. 23. Mr. Strannigan, Principal<br />
  24. 24. References<br />Curtis, A., (2011, March 17). LCCC to schools: Let’s talk about preparation. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, pg. A3.<br />Laramie County School District Number One, (n.d.). Retrieved from<br />Louis, K. S. (2006). Changing the culture of schools: Professional community, organizational learning, and trust. Journal of School Leadership, 16(5), 477-489.<br />Wikipedia, (n.d.). Retrieved from<br />