Pablo Picasso once said, “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” This philosophy is one of the main reasons Sunrise Acres Elementary School is a Shining Star and a 4-Star School. We believe that everyone has genius.
School-wide we have a goal-setting system in place for students, teachers, grade levels and the whole school. Students begin the year with a data notebook. The leadership notebook gives the students a chance to tells us who they are, monitor their growth throughout the year and celebrate their accomplishments. They set goals and form action plans based on their data.
Teachers conference with students regarding goals so that students have accountability. Student success is celebrated in class, during morning announcements and our monthly Jaguar Leader of the Month assemblies.
It is our belief that students being responsible for their own learning and reflecting on that learning has led us to meeting our goal of becoming a Shining Star School.