HCCSC Core Values

about 1 year ago

Lifelong Guidelines, LIFESKILLS, and a Secure Environment


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Providing a safe learning environment that is absent of threat through the:
  • Application of Lifelong Guidelines and LIFESKILLS.
  • Implementation of building safety and security measures.
Lifelong Guidelines

Trustworthiness, Truthfulness, Active Listening, No Put-downs, & Personal Best

LIFESKILLS

Caring, Common Sense, Cooperation, Courage, Curiosity, Effort, Flexibility, Friendship, Initiative, Integrity, Organization, Patience, Perseverance, Pride, Problem Solving, Resourcefulness, Responsibility, & Sense of Humor


  • Use of HET training in classrooms; Emphasis on the LIFESKILLS in daily classroom procedures; LIFESKILLS displayed in classrooms and hallways; Students nominated for LIFESKILL Awards; Announcements by counselors highlighting LIFESKILLS; Teachers using Target Talk; Many of the classrooms (primarily elementary) are being set-up utilizing the HET philosophy of creating secure, emotionally safe classrooms where the LIFESKILLS and Lifelong Guidelines are promoted daily in the students’ lives; Some classrooms are utilizing the yearlong theme to integrate all areas.
     
  • All doors except the main entrance are locked; Visitors are required to sign in; Fire, tornado, and code red drills; Buzzing system for entrance at HNHS (needed at all schools)
     
  • Peer Tutoring at HNHS

High Expectations, High Achievement, and Accountability



HCCSC holds high expectations for meeting academic and professional standards; including shared accountability for what is taught and learned. High achievement is realized through the implementation of a rigorous and relevant aligned curriculum guided by formative assessments.


  • SSP Program; Standardized exams at the end of each semester; Use of data spreadsheets, data binders in Guided Reading, and the upcoming Curriculum Mapping; Rigby; Teachers taking Running Records during reading, keeping documentation, and anecdotal notes during Guided Reading groups and using the assessments to help guide instruction; Students keeping track of their own data
     
  • Honor Roll; BUG Award (Bringing Up Grades); LIFESKILL Awards; Do The Right Thing Awards
     
  • Goal setting conferences are one way that expectations are set throughout the corporation
     
  • Coaches do a great job of teaching high expectations, high achievement, and accountability; The high school acknowledges the scholar athletes in their programs and for their senior year they acknowledge the Academic Letter winners


       

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