Your Voice Matters: Shaping the Future of WCPS

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. The Divisional results and feedback can be viewed at the link below:

https://my.thoughtexchange.com/report/4ec20aa4ffa10441a96ac89e40b747af

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.