HMS Redesign

USD 440 was one of nineteen school districts from across the state selected to take part in the Gemini II school redesign project. Teachers and administrators from both Halstead High School and Halstead Middle School spent the 2018-19 school year preparing for launch by attending redesign trainings, researching, collaborating, visiting other schools, and gathering input from students, parents and community members. All the changes made for the 2019-20 school year were designed in an effort to increase student engagement, personalization, and success.

HHS built their plans around KSDE's four redesign principles:

1. Personalized Learning

2. Community Partnerships

3. Student Success Skills

4. Real World Applications

Our goals for this year are...

1. Students will participate in STEAM activities throughout the week.

2. Through our social emotional learning, the students will experience in school emotional care from the Wellness Room, a therapy dog and an in district family therapist.

3. The student will have a career exploration portfolio that will travel with them to high school.

4. The student will increase knowledge by using a variety of learning practices.

Our Building "Why": Working Together To Empower All Students

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