Map Name: 2023-2024 Public School Continuous Improvement Plan
Time Period: 5/22/2023 - 6/1/2024

Supporting a learning environment that continuously motivates all individuals to excel.


I have an open mind, I am excited and ready to do my personal best.


Wishek Public School encourages students to meet academic and social challenges with openness, enthusiasm, and a willingness to solve problems to reach their educational and personal potential in a safe learning environment.

If Communication is a priority, the school will maintain the use of our new website platform, Apptegy, and continue to keep information current on the website, Our School, and Facebook.
Individual Learning
If Individual Learning is a priority, the school will continue the use of our paraprofessionals throughout the elementary and restructure the reading strategist position to close the learning gap.
Professional Development
If professional development is a priority, then we need to find a way to bring more meaningful/beneficial PD to our teachers, paraprofessionals, and students,
  • Continue consistent communication channels between the school and stakeholders.
  • Close the achievement gap on students in the regular education class that are below average in core subject areas.
  • Bring in professional development that is able to be implemented successfully amongst all levels of staff.
Critical Initiative
  • Continuation of social media, newsletter, all call system, and school website to increase awareness of school accomplishments through the local newspaper.
Critical Initiative
  • Continuation of paraprofessional help throughout the elementary and look to restructure the reading strategist position so that there is a more intensive intervention program.
Critical Initiative
  • Find professional development that leads to more useful skills and is easily transitioned into the classroom for staff and students
Key Measures
  • upkeep and effective timing of putting in info
Key Measures
  • paraprofessional help
Key Measures
  • conversations with personnel in the two areas
Social/Emotional Wellness
If social and emotional well being are a continued concern for our students and the amount of emotional support is increasing, then we need to continue the availability of our counselor.
If Technology is a priority, we need to continue implementing the resources we have into the classrooms and updating the devices to stay up with the demands in the classroom.
  • Continue the support towards students in social and emotional controversy and create an environment of understanding and encouragement.
  • Improve the general use of technology ad learning tools in the classroom.
Critical Initiative
  • Continue to use the curriculum and other resources that were chosen this year to extend the knowledge of pillars of character
Critical Initiative
  • Implement the technology websites into the classroom so students are able to see growth in their knowledge and understanding of technology in todays world
Key Measures
  • restructure counseling times and needs
Key Measures
  • monitor the use of technology and programs
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: