Map Name: 2023-2024 Wahpeton Middle School Continuous Improvement Plan
Time Period: 5/1/2023 - 5/31/2024

To achieve success through student-centered learning supported by positive relationships. 


Inspiring learners to be successful in a changing world. 


-Safe and respectful environments

-Student centered focus


-Positive relationships

-Academic opportunities

Climate and Culture
Consistently monitor the needs of our stakeholders and provide resource to improve engagement.
21st Century Skills
Ensuring students have learning activities that promote 21st century learning to prepare them for their future jobs/careers.
"Provides students the skills and resources they need to achieve to their highest ability. "
  • Provide students with an engaging environment to inspire academic excellence.
  • Provide students with opportunities to enhance life and learning skills.
  • Provide students with the skills and resources they need to achieve their highest ability.
Critical Initiative
  • Establish Wahpeton Literacy Coalition
  • All special education staff will write behavior intervention plans based on functional behavior assessments aimed at teaching self-regulation and/or executive functioning skills
  • Implement activities and processes that ensure an engaging and safe environment.
  • Targeted Case Management system- Nexus Path
Critical Initiative
  • Provide students with opportunities to build soft skills necessary for being a productive citizen
  • Student led conferences
Critical Initiative
  • Continue to follow Reading and Math Pathways
  • Curriculum will be aligned with the ND state standards including assessments within all curriculum areas accomplished through department PLCs.
  • Implementation of attendance team.
  • Maintain independent reading (Revive and Read) time for all students, minimum of 15 minutes per day.
  • Provide quality professional development opportunities for all staff in the area of writing through Keys to Literacy.
  • Utilize literacy coach to enhance student learning
Key Measures
  • Attendance data
  • File Review Checklist
  • Participation in literacy initiatives
  • Student Engagement Survey
  • System evaluation of FBAs
  • Systems evaluation of behavior intervention plans
Key Measures
  • Amazing Shake Score
  • Parent teacher conference attendance
Key Measures
  • 10% of students in Intensive Classes
  • Attendance data
  • Kim Marshal Evaluation
  • Standards assessment calendar
  • Star data
  • State assessment
  • Teacher 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: