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  • angela williamson

    Hello Falcon Families,

    The 2022-2023 school year brings so much promise and opportunity for our Lakota community.  Our theme this 2022-2023 school year is, “We are Lakota,” where we are consistently unpacking what it looks like and sounds like to RISE as a Lakota Falcon.  RISE stands for being Responsible, Inclusive, Safe, and Empathetic.  These values are taught, retaught, and reinforced in all areas of the school and scholars consistently demonstrate actions that align to RISE daily.  In fact, our staff as well as our leadership scholars reinforce our RISE values by handing out RISE Bucks anytime they see another scholar showing elements of RISE in the school. 

    As a school, we have selected two goals from the FWPS Strategic Plan that drive everything that we do; Goal 2 – The Whole Child and Goal 4 – Mastery of All Subjects.  For Goal 2 -  The Whole Child, the Lakota staff have committed to the following 6 community agreements; greeting scholars at the door, consistently knowing and using scholar names, building a strong family partnership through positive phone calls home, implementing regular community building in the class, being mindful of our body language and tone when speaking to scholars, and teaching, reteaching, and reinforcing RISE expectations through the use of RISE Bucks.  For Goal 4 – Mastery of All Subjects, our staff have 3 instructional focus areas that we know set the conditions for increased scholar engagement and scholar learning.  These focus areas are: Quality of Questioning, Student Talk, and Learning Routines.  We know that when the entire Lakota staff is focused and committed to the 6 community agreements and the 3 instructional focus areas, we see safe, rigorous, and engaged learning happening in all of our Lakota classrooms.

    We are so fortunate to spend our days working with your amazing child(ren).  We look forward to partnering with you to make this year an amazing experience for your child(ren).

    In it together, we RISE above,

    Angela Williamson

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