Map Name: 2022-2023 Elementary School Continuous Improvement
Time Period: 6/1/2022 - 6/1/2023

 Every Student Every Day


To prepare every student to contribute to society in a meaningful way


We believe:

It is our duty to foster the love of learning for every child, regardless of their individual needs, so that they can create, engage, and inspire.

That our school should create a warm, welcome, and safe environment for every student.

Construct a safety assessment to ensure that all emergency measures are practiced on a regular basis.
Teaching Strategies
Design a schedule that promotes job-embedded teacher collaboration.
Develop, document, and implement a formal process for the collection, analysis, and use of data to inform decision making, set goals, and measure progress.
  • Implement St. John Safety Protocol
  • Provide professional development.
  • Review current data collection and evaluation process and make adjustments as needed.
Critical Initiative
  • Develop a plan of implementation using the results of safety assessment provided by the North Dakota Safety Council. Provide staff training on St. John Safety Plan.
  • Train staff and implement safety protocol provided by the North Dakota Safety Council.
  • Use data to drive development of behavioral pathways through MTSS
Critical Initiative
  • Plan and provide a yearly schedule of professional development for personalized learning.
Critical Initiative
  • Define individual students' data tiers.
  • "Develop power standards, depth of knowledge (doks) and ""I Can"" statements. K-5"
  • Use data to individualize instruction and follow reading and math pathways for curriculum usage.
Key Measures
  • Safety plan is followed in our school
Key Measures
  • Provide a school professional development calendar
Key Measures
  • List of data resources
  • Standards Based Report Cards
  • Use tiered data reports
School Mission
Develop, document, and implement an inclusive process for the regular review of the school mission to guide improvement, align resources, and measure progress.
Programs and Services
Evaluate current programs and services to assure they are aligned with the school mission, are adequate, and are effective.
Implement a formal program to ensure that every students has an adult mentor to provide academic and personal guidance.
  • Review Mission Statement
  • Develop a plan to address health and career planning
  • Develop a plan to address mental health and career planning
  • Implement St. John Pre-K-8th Grade House Mentoring Program
Critical Initiative
  • Cognia team survey for stakeholders at parent teachers conferences
  • Develop a plan with the school counselors to enhance health and career programs throughout the school.
  • Grades 5-8 will develop a plan to insure use of SEL.
  • Pre-K through grade 4 will use MTSS data to research mental health and behavioral curriculum.
  • Prek-8 will implement monthly guidance activities to enhance MTSS behavioral pathways.
  • Provide activities to enhance career planning.
  • Provide SWIS Data Training for Staff.
  • Review Culture and Climate Survey results for students, staff and parents. Distribute results of surveys to staff and stakeholders.
  • Review results of surveys and distribute to staff and stakeholders
  • Utilize the Nexis Program to provide services with our school social worker.
Critical Initiative
  • Continue to implement the St. John House mentoring program.
  • Implement Social/Emotional Program Pre-K-4th Grade will implement Getting Along Together 5th-8th Grade will implement Why Try
  • Provide and schedule before and after-school tutoring. Formalize and Implement Breakfast Club
Key Measures
  • stakeholders take survey
Key Measures
  • Before and after school schedule
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: