Map Name: 2023-2024 Turtle Mountain Middle School Annual School Plan
Time Period: 5/1/2023 - 4/30/2024

Educate and nurture the whole child to empower choices and pathways for success.


Prepare students for a changing world while preserving our culture and heritage.


As a school system, we are committed to the Seven Teachings in everything we do: HUMILITY, RESPECT, LOVE, COURAGE, TRUTH, HONESTY AND WISDOM.

If communication is a priority then we will establish clear procedures to engage all stakeholders.
If culture & community is a priority then we will create a positive inclusive safe environment.
Student Growth
If student growth is priority then, we will see an increase in student outcomes.
  • TMMS will effectively communicate with all stakeholders to create an environment of cooperation, collaboration, and open dialog.
  • Provide tiered level support for Social Emotional Learning.
  • Provide data driven academic instruction in all three MTSS Tiers.
Critical Initiative
  • Share student data and explanations of TIERS with parents/guardians.
  • Share student data with staff.
Critical Initiative
  • Provide students with various social emotional learning programs/resources.
Critical Initiative
  • Implement all three Tiers of SEL.
  • Utilize data to adjust MTSS programing to better meet the specific needs of our students.
Key Measures
  • Communication audit
  • FastBridge
  • Interviews
  • ND+
  • NDSA assessments
  • NWEA
  • Surveys
Key Measures
  • TMMS SEL programs
  • FastBridge
Key Measures
  • Assessments/Progress Monitoring Tools
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: