About Us

School Colors: Crimson Red/Navy Blue/Silver     |     School Mascot: Astronaut

School Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m (Tardy: 8:15 a.m.)

Early Dismissal Time (please refer to the campus calendar for specific dates): 12:15 p.m.


 Campus Mission Statement

The mission of Margaret S. McWhirter Elementary Professional Development Lab School, the pioneer of innovative instruction, is to empower each student to develop inner strength and unique talents, so that he or she will rise above adversity, and be a leader in his or her rapidly changing world, through a collaborative school community committed to continuous improvement that fosters love, respect, service, and celebration of each learner’s unlimited potential.

Campus Strategic Objectives

  1. Each student develops the knowledge and skills necessary for continued educational success.
  2. Each student demonstrates the courage to take chances, embrace change, and be innovative.
  3. Each student makes decisions based on integrity and responsibility to themselves and others.
  4. Each student perseveres, is resilient, and engages in life-long learning. 

Campus Tactics

  1. We will provide a safe, welcoming, and nurturing learning environment.
  2. We will build on relationships with each other and our community to improve the educational outcome for students.
  3. We will develop and implement high interest learning experiences that meet the individual needs of students.
  4. We will provide ongoing learning opportunities for staff, parents, and community.

 

McWhirter Elementary PDLS IMPROVEMENT PLAN STRATEGIES, TACTICS, SPECIFIC RESULT STATEMENTS/PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

 

Strategy I: We will inspire learning through an array of personalized opportunities and experiences.

Tactic I.1: We will provide ongoing learning opportunities for staff, parents, and community.

Specific Result Statement/Performance Objective:

  • Staff will have a clear understanding of new training.
  • Staff will become reflective thinkers about new learning. 
  • Improved student achievement.
  • Teachers will be more committed to individual growth.
  • Teachers will utilize different strategies or best practices to meet the needs of our students.
  • Teachers will collaborate among peers through Professional Learning Communities.
  • Parents will be supported by their teacher in order to provide their child with academic support outside of school.
  • Parents will increase their participation at school functions.
  • Parents will set goals for personal growth.
  • Parents will be familiar with the curriculum that their child is learning.
  • Parents will navigate the school website to find resources that meet their needs.
  • We will continue to build a positive relationship between school and community.
  • Students will connect their learning to the real world.

    Tactic I.2: We will develop and implement high interest learning experiences that meet the individual needs of students.

    Specific Result Statement/Performance Objective:

  • Meaningful and high-interest student work that reflects collaborative learning, self-reflection, and growth. 

Strategy III: We will ensure safe and nurturing learning environments.

Tactic III.1 We will provide a safe, welcoming, and nurturing learning environment.

Specific Result Statement/Performance Objective:

  • A systematic approach to unifying students and staff in school-wide celebration
  • A sense of belonging through positive interactions.
  • Processes that maintain safety measures across our campus.
  • A nurturing learning environment that provides support and engagement for each student and each staff member.

Strategy V: We will broaden and strengthen connections within our communities.

Tactic V.1: We will build on relationships with each other and our community to improve the educational outcome for students.

Specific Result Statement/Performance Objective:

  • Cooperative relationships with community partners. 
  • Opportunities for planning across grade levels to discuss curriculum
  • Opportunities to celebrate student and staff accomplishments
  • Partnerships with parents