Map Name: 2023-2024 Bowman County Elementary Plan
Time Period: 6/5/2023 - 5/1/2024

Fostering student success in a changing world.          


We will foster students to believe in and achieve their full potential through a positive, student-centered, and community-supported environment.


Academics, Innovation, Character Development  


PLC Initiative
An ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in recurring cycles to achieve better results for the students they serve. Teachers accomplish more while working together.
We will integrate technology into the curriculum to optimize students' learning experiences.
Culture and Climate
We will provide opportunities to support student's mental health by increasing social and emotional learning skills for all students and staff.
  • Implement PLCs to vertically align curriculum and create common curriculum and assessments.
  • Using technology and other best practices strategies will engage students in relevant, technical, project-based activities
  • Develop a positive school culture and climate by increasing social and emotional learning skills for all students and staff.
Critical Initiative
  • Focus will be on students mastering content and will utilize formative assessment data to make decisions on student achievement and growth.
  • Teachers will use best practices and instructional strategies to engage all students and facilitate growth and incorporate WIN time.
  • Using the North Dakota State Standards, instructional staff will identify, unpack, align, and monitor selected power standards for each academic discipline.
Critical Initiative
  • Develop skills of creative problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and persistence.
  • Integrating technology applications and skills in the K-12 educational experience.
Critical Initiative
  • Provide opportunities throughout the school setting that support students' mental health.
  • Provide opportunities with outside agencies to support mental health.
Key Measures
  • Mastery of Essential Standards
  • Proficiency Scales for essential standards
Key Measures
  • Develop a computer science integration plan
  • Develop behavior proficiency scales
Key Measures
  • Student Engagement Survey
The Strategy Map has been created in collaboration with The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction and Cognia™.

All schools in North Dakota participate in a Continuous Improvement process. Continuous Improvement means examining a school’s current reality including demographics, culture, technology, finances, and academic progress, among many other factors. In addition, Continuous Improvement means looking into the future and predicting what may change – what will be different a year from now, or 10 years from now.


During the 2018-2019 school year, all schools in North Dakota participated in this Continuous Improvement journey. School personnel participated in training and collaborated with diverse stakeholders such as community members, teachers, parents and students to map out what the school’s priorities are, what the school’s objectives are and what critical initiatives needed to be implemented to achieve those objectives. This planning process resulted in a Strategy Map – a 3 to 5-year plan for the school.


It is important to note that the Strategy Map is a snapshot in time. It is documentation of what the school’s priorities were the past school year. In this case the Strategy Map below was captured and submitted on May 1, 2019. It is equally important to note that the Strategy Map below may have changed since its submittal. This is because priorities may have changed quickly depending on numerous factors. Factors can include, but are not limited to, a natural disaster, a high staff turn-over rate, or an influx or decrease of students. To obtain a copy of this schools current and update Strategy Map, please contact the local school administrator.

Please contact North Dakota's Department of Public Instruction with any questions and feedback via email to the following address: