Map Name: 2023-2024 Saint John Elementary School Continuous Improvement Plan
Time Period: 5/1/2023 - 4/30/2024

 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.

Continue formal process for the collection, analysis, and use of data to inform decision making, set goals, and measure progress.
Programs and Services
Continued evaluation of current programs and services to assure they are aligned with the school mission, are adequate, and are effective.
Continued Implementation of St. John House System
  • Review current data collection and evaluation process and make adjustments as needed.
  • Develop a plan to address health and career planning
  • Implement St. John PreK-8th Grade House Mentoring Program
Critical Initiative
  • Define individual students' data tiers.
  • "Develop depth of knowledge (DOKS) and ""I Can"" statements. K-5"
  • Formalize MTSS, Literacy, Grade Level and Cognia meeting schedule to review current data.
  • Use data to individualize instruction and follow reading and math pathways for curriculum usage.
Critical Initiative
  • Develop a plan with the school counselors to enhance health and career programs throughout the school.
  • Review Culture and Climate Survey results for students, staff and parents. Distribute results of surveys to staff and stakeholders.
  • Utilize services provided by social worker.
Critical Initiative
  • Develop and Implement House Mentoring System Schedule
  • "Implement Social/Emotional Program PreK-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.
  • Provide and schedule for before and after-school tutoring. Formalize and Implement Breakfast Club.
Key Measures
  • KickBoard Data
  • List of data resources
  • Standards Based Report Cards
  • STAR Data
  • Use tiered data reports
Key Measures
  • stakeholders take survey
Key Measures
  • Culture and Climate Survey Data
  • Lesson Plans
  • STAR Data
  • Survey Data/Teacher Observations
  • Teacher Observation
  • Weekly GradeLevel Meetings
Formalize and implement St. John Safety Plan
Teaching Strategies
Provide Professional Development Plan for the 2023-2024 school year
School Mission
Review St. John School Vision and Mission Statement
  • Implement St. John Safety Protocol
  • Provide professional development for personal learning
  • Review Mission and Vision Statements
Critical Initiative
  • Fully implement safety plan. Team will use recommendations from the the North Dakota Safety Council. Provide staff training on St. John Safety Plan.
  • Use data to drive development of behavioral pathways through MTSS
Critical Initiative
  • Plan and provide a yearly schedule of professional development for personalized learning.
  • Provide time for weekly collaboration grade level and content area teams.
Critical Initiative
  • Display Mission and Vision statement throughout the school through school communication methods.
Key Measures
  • Safety plan is followed in our school
Key Measures
  • Formalized Monthly Meeting Schedule.
  • School Professional Development Calendar
Key Measures
  • Survey Data/ Stakeholder Communication Methods
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: