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~Ingredients for a Successful School~
Throughout my profession, after having served students in different educational settings, from a science classroom to being an Assistant Principal, I resolved personally to only invest my time and efforts in organizations, which embrace the idea of making a true difference in the lives of those they serve. No wonder I decided to call Imagine Schools my home over eight years ago, and moved my family almost two years ago, to serve the families of Leon County. We have a campus filled with likeminded, dedicated professionals that focus daily on making our community, and ultimately this world, a better place – one student at a time. I am proud to reflect at the end of the school year and to resoundingly come to the conclusion that Imagine Evening Rose has all of the ingredients essential to be identified as a thriving, productive, successful school.
The first ingredient for a successful school is happy teachers and staff who have pride in their campus and have truly found their calling, rather than simply another job to add to their resume. Our staff acknowledged their sheer delight to be a part of Imagine Evening Rose’s family on the survey taken in spring 2013 by the following responses:
- 97% of all staff responded positively to, “Staff members support and treat each other with respect.”
- 100% of all staff responded positively to, “Our school provides a safe environment for students and adults.”
This refreshes me, as it should you, recognizing that contented, fulfilled teaching staff will provide a high quality environment, where learning is fun for students and individual academic growth is attainable.
The second ingredient for a successful school is happy students who are meeting individual academic goals while also developing character traits which will allow them to be positive contributing citizens in our society. On the student surveys administered in spring 2013, our students answered with the following responses:
- 92% of students responded positively to, “I understand that it is okay to make a mistake if I learn from them.”
- 94% of students responded positively to, “I try to do my best on my school work ”
- One Imagine student commented on their survey individually, “My teachers are the best and this school has educated me well. My friends and I have differences but we don’t fight. Before, I was badly educated. Now I feel like my friends and my teachers are family. I am now in the best of luck because of Imagine”
The third and final ingredient for a successful school is happy parents who partner with the school to fulfill the mission of educating and developing well rounded students, who are not simply equipped to take a state assessment but to conduct themselves with respect and integrity in all facets of their lives. On our parent surveys administered in Spring 2013, our parents certainly communicated their satisfaction with the quality of education at Imagine Evening Rose with the following responses:
- 93% of parents responded positively, “My Children receive quality instruction in reading”
- 97% of parents responded positively, “My children receive quality instruction in math.”
- 92% of parents responded positively, “ My children feel safe at our school ”
- 91% of parents responded positively, “Teachers know my children and focus on them as individuals”
Today, the Florida Department of Education assigned Imagine Evening Rose a grade of an “C” for our school’s overall effectiveness in educating our students; however, we are cognoscente of the fact that the FCAT is only one sprinkling of an ingredient which contributes to a school’s success, and overall our campus has served up a well balanced environment that makes staff, students, and parents happy in the 2012-2013 school year – and because of that, and that alone, we have attained success.
Linda John, Principal
IMAGINE SCHOOL EVENING ROSE
RECEIVES 2013 NATIONAL CHARACTER PROMISING PRACTICES AWARD
Tallahassee , Florida, (June 2013)- The Character Education Partnership (CEP), the leading national advocate for character education, recently recognized Imagine School Evening Rose with a 2013 Promising Practices Award for the (Imagine Evening Rose; Ambassadors: Demonstrating leadership & character).
The Character Education Partnership (CEP) announced its annual Promising Practices in Character Education award to 297 initiatives submitted by schools and districts from across the United States, Brazil, Canada, and Hong Kong. Promising Practices awards highlight the unique and specific strategies used on campuses and across organizations to help students become better scholars, citizens, friends, and leaders.
Imagine School Evening Rose joins nine other Imagine campuses receiving this prestigious award. Imagine Schools as a whole (70 schools nationwide) received the esteemed designation as a District of Character.
Ms. Stacey Turknett, Character Coach at Imagine School Evening Rose concluded, “Our goal at Imagine Evening Rose is to grow leadership skills in our students and teach them to use these skills to better the world around them. ISER is accomplishing this by the use of task force decision making, service learning and community involvement.”
Eileen Bakke, VP of Education for Imagine Schools, said, “We are proud of Imagine School Evening Rose for showcasing a character education best practice that will help students become responsible, capable, and caring leaders. At Imagine we believe that character formation, leadership and service are important cornerstones of a quality education, high academic performance, and life-long success. We appreciate CEP’s recognition of Imagine Evening Rose promising practice.”
Character development is one of Imagine Schools’ six Measures of Excellence. Rather than a simple program added on to the school day, character initiatives are integrated into all aspects of the school day.
All winning schools and practices are listed on the CEP website (www.character.org) and will be included in the Character Education Partnership’s annual publication, National Schools of Character: Award-Winning Practices. Award recipients will be honored at the annual Promising Practice ceremony at the CEP National Forum on Character Education on November 2013 in Washington, D.C.
Imagine Evening Rose is a non-profit public charter school currently educating students in grades K-8. The school opened in Tallahassee in 2008 and is part of the Imagine Schools family; a network of 70 charter schools serving nearly 40,000 students nationwide. For more information about Imagine Evening Rose, visit http://wwwmyiser.com .
For Immediate Release
Contact: Stacey Turknett
OUR FUTURE IS BRIGHT
Survey results are in and the outcomes are looking great for Imagine Schools at Evening Rose! As educators, we know that learning never stops and that we need to be self-reflective in order to continue learning and improving. Part of this reflection comes from our end of the year surveys. We survey our students, our parents, and our staff to see where we are at and what specific areas we need to look at for continual growth. We have worked really hard this year to be agents of change and continue to grow with our academics and character education. We are very excited to share our survey results with you! Some of the highlights of our Family Surveys include the following:
Teachers know my children and focus on them as individuals
Teachers and staff model and teach positive character attributes to students.
My children feel safe at school.
My children receive quality instruction in Mathematics.
My children receive quality instruction in Reading.
My children receive quality instruction in Writing.
The school building and grounds are well maintained.
For a full results of our surveys, please visit the school office
+++Open Registration the 2013-2014 school year is underway. Please come by the school to pick up your registration packet. If you have questions, please contact 850-877-5187 for more information.+++