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  • Principal's Message

    Posted by Tarah Allen at 8/24/2016

    Dear Ann Reid Families,

    Welcome to the 16-17 school year!  We have very much enjoyed greeting our returning families and welcoming many new families this week!  The new school year is always an exciting time for us, but especially our young students, who for many, this is their first school experience.  It is our honor to be the first District 203 school for students at Ann Reid.  This year we will be working collaboratively with our families to ensure all students are instilled with a “Growth Mindset” in our classrooms.  This means new experiences, individual challenges and learning new skills are viewed by all as positive opportunities that allow us to keep trying, growing and learning to think of challenging situations as something we haven’t mastered “yet.”  As a staff, we will all be reading the bestseller, Mindset, The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck and look forward to sharing with our parent community as we learn to implement some of these strategies into the classrooms.


    As a result, we have chosen this year’s theme to be “Ready, Set…Grow!” This year promises to be a very special year and we are grateful to have all of our families as our partners in the most important work-educating our youngest students to be Self-Directed Learners, Collaborative Workers, Complex Thinkers, Quality Producers and Community Contributors.  These are the strands of our mission in District 203 and very much a part of our daily mission here at Ann Reid.  Thank you for allowing us to be your child’s first school and for all you do to collaborate with us!


    Tarah Allen


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Strategic Blueprint

  • District 203’s FOCUS 2020 Strategic Blueprint

    Posted by Superintendent Dan Bridges at 6/27/2014
    FOCUS 2020 is the strategic plan for comprehensive improvement between 2014 and 2020, designed in response to community feedback, best practice, and a vision for the future. Ultimately, this blueprint will advance the fulfillment of the district’s mission.
    FOCUS 2020’s foundation is the Future Focus Community Engagement process that occurred over the course of a year where hundreds of members from across the community provided feedback to the district leadership regarding areas such as facilities, finances, measuring student success, and programs of study. Learn more about Future Focus by clicking on the specific “Quick Link” to the left of this text.
    The Blueprint includes four “Strategic Focus” areas, namely to:
    1. Design and implement effective practices that promote learning experiences for all.
    2. Foster a high-performance culture focused on student learning.
    3. Steward resources effectively to promote student learning.
    4. Effective communication and community relations.
    Each Strategic Focus then establishes “Commitments.” These commitments are what the district leadership pledges to accomplish within a distinct timeframe. Each commitment then includes a detailed “Action Plan” which will be accessible by the public upon final draft.
    District administrators provided an update on Blueprint Commitments to the Board of Education at the July 27, 2015 meeting.  To watch that presentation, please click here
    Click here for a summary version of the 4 areas of focus of the Strategic Blueprint.
    Click here for a Spanish summary version of the 4 areas of focus of the Strategic Blueprint.
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