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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

NFV's new mission and vision statement

It is quite the busy year as our two districts are working to become on in about 4 months.  Lots of policy and now budget/negotiations issues to deal with.  One of our hurdles was accomplished last night when the NFV in terim board voted unanimously to accept the recommend Mission and vision statements for the new board.  These guiding statements of our purpose for being and our ultimate stretch goal for our graduates will guide us and hopefully bring NFV together in a stronger commitment to create some great opportunities for our students. 

NFV’s Mission and Vision reflects the work of 4 district groups; School board members, District Lead Team, SIAC, and High School student council members.  Prioritized feedback on three questions to those groups (What do we do well?  How do we do that? What do we want NFV to be in the future?) led the committee’s thinking.  That data was reduced to high frequency descriptors, which include Student Centered, Opportunities, and High Expectations.  Other descriptors displayed a broad focus of priorities, such as student growth, strong programming, Early education, interventions, and a positive environment.

The Ad Hoc Committee was tasked to develop 1 or 2 statements for a Mission (What we DO), and a Vision, (What our graduates will be like) for our new district.  The Ad Hoc Recommends:

The NFV Mission is to;
Ignite Learning; Build Leaders; Achieve Excellence!
  • To ignite learning, is to build a passion and deep desire to learn that lasts a lifetime.
  • Leadership is built through opportunities for student actions, including creativity, confidence and all 21st Century skills.
  • Achieving excellence results from setting high goals and expectations of success for all.

The NFV graduates will be;
Well rounded, engaged citizens impacting the future.
  • Well rounded students have a diverse skill set and broad interests in community, state and national issues.
  • Engaged citizens are people of action (leaders) who can influence positive change and good relationships in community activities.
  • To be impactful they will be empowered with 21st century skills of collaboration, creativity and communication.

The committee members are Sharon Rich, Kirk Jacobsen, Betsy Nefzger, Karen Michelson, Kassie Stansberry, and Duane Willhite.  Sue Thoms, Susan Winter and Carole Nading served as secretaries.