Your Voice Matters: Shaping the Future of WCPS

Steering Committee Session May 2, 2019

Wolf Creek Public Schools’ Steering Committee on its Mission, Vision and Values met May 2 to take the next step in the process of examining and ultimately arriving at new Mission, Vision and Values statements that truly speak to WCPS and its direction for the future.

The Steering Committee analyzed the results of a Thoughtexchange, an online tool that allows for the sharing of ideas and the ability to look at and star other ideas, while diving deeper into concepts and themes emerging. The initial Thoughtexchange engaged staff, students, parents and the community at large, garnering nearly 2,000 participants.

The Steering Committee is a cross section of division stakeholders and their feedback will serve to assist the Board in its next steps. The Board will meet June 10 for further refinement of these emerging themes and feedback from the Steering Committee session.

ThoughtExchange Feedback

Wolf Creek Public Schools believes it is essential to reach out to students, staff, parents and community members to understand how together, we can create a Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system that reflects a set of shared Mission, Vision, Values, and Belief statements. Knowing what we stand for to guide our future is a key goal in our district.

From February 13, 2019 to March 1, 2019 a conversation among students, staff and our communities at large was held via ThoughtExchange, an online tool that allows for the sharing of ideas and the ability to look at and star other ideas, ranking those ideas based on how valuable they are to you.

We asked one overarching question:

What do you value most about Wolf Creek Public Schools and what can we do better to prepare our students for the challenges and opportunities of the future?

What emerged is a tremendous sharing of ideas from nearly 2,000 participants across Wolf Creek Public Schools. To review the District results:

https://my.thoughtexchange.com/report/dd2f14ff9dff6f4bfa6b8c1050a75274

The feedback will be reviewed by the steering committee in April, to carry forward with the next steps in the process toward drafting and finalizing new mission, vision, values and belief statements.

 

Kickoff to the Thoughtexchange

With the inclusion of two kick-off stakeholder sessions, Feb. 11 and 12 at the Division office in Ponoka, WCPS’s Board of Trustees opened up that conversation and reflection with students, and staff in advance of a larger community engagement.

“I feel heard, and others feel heard. This is a good initiative,” said William Langille, École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School student, who was involved in the student session.

The feedback collected through the two initial sessions, as well as through the broad Thoughtexchange will be used as the Division examines it mission, vision and values statements. 

 

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WCPS Board of Trustees and Thoughtexhange facilitators consulted WCPS high school students Feb. 11, regarding what they value about the division, and the attributes of a future graduate.