Goals and Beliefs
Student Learning :
Maquoketa Valley will promote lifelong learning by providing a
variety of teaching styles and using multiple forms of assessment in
order to increase student achievement.
Learning :We believe that all students can learn, i.e.:
learners are responsible for their own learning; learning is a
lifelong process; and learning develops through a variety of styles
in order to address a variety of needs.
Achievement: We believe student achievement must be measured by
multiple forms of assessments. (e.g. standardized testing,
observation, demonstration, rubrics, portfolios and self
Education at Maquoketa Valley will be based on open
communication, shared responsibility, and decision making between
parents, staff, students, and community where all will be positive
role models holding high expectations for all students.
Climate: Education is a partnership between parents, staff,
students, and community in which everyone involved needs to model
appropriate behaviors for students so they will be productive
learners and able to adjust to an ever changing social and cultural
Instruction: We believe that by utilizing a variety of teaching
styles, the teacher will hold high expectations for all students in
order to motivate each student to do their best. Moreover, the
teacher will treat each student with dignity and respect, teach to
the needs of each student enabling them to attain a high level of
Human Resources: We believe that Maquoketa Valley staff should
be positive models who are respectful, supportive, willing to work
together, and willing to listen to new ideas for the benefit of all
School Structure: We believe school structure should include
open communication and shared decision making.
Student Support Service:
Maquoketa Valley will ensure open communication through
community, family, and agency involvement to facilitate each child's
well being while reaching her/his physical, emotional and academic
Community Involvement: We believe Maquoketa Valley cultivates a
high degree of community involvement through communication and
participation in all school activities.
Family Involvement: We believe family involvement is a critical
component in ensuring that each child reaches his/her physical,
social, emotional and academic potential.
Agencies: We believe a myriad of student support services is
necessary for the physical, social, emotional, and academic well
being of our students.
Maquoketa Valley schools will focus on meeting the various needs
of the students while spending responsibly on facilities,
transportation, and food services in a safe, well-maintained
Facilities: We believe our facilities should be safe, well
maintained, accessible to all people and spacious enough to
accommodate the needs of our district.
Transportation: We believe that students will be transported in
well-maintained buses, driven by conscientious drivers who maintain
discipline while providing for student safety.
Food Services: We believe Maquoketa Valley food service should
serve a variety of nutritious, appetizing meals of sufficient
quantity and available to all students in a caring environment.
Finances: We believe that our school should spend responsibly,
while focusing on the student by maintaining and updating facilities
and equipment, while encouraging volunteers and seeking funding
options and providing an atmosphere that attracts and keeps quality
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