In late March, Dr. Gutekanst provided an update on the district's Portrait of a Needham Graduate work, which includes a 2-sided information sheet and a short video. The School Committee is hosting an Open House on Saturday, April 6, 9-10:30am to hear questions and comments about the work. A formal presentation of the work will be presented to School Committee on April 23.
PORTRAIT OF A NEEDHAM GRADUATE
SHARED VISION OF THE FUTURE FOR OUR PRE-K TO 12 STUDENTS
Preparing All Needham Public Schools Students To Be ...
Creative Thinkers And Problem Solvers
Raise questions driven by curiosity; Analyze relevant information; Express creativity; Design and innovate solutions
Communicators And Collaborators
Listen effectively; Articulate ideas using a variety of communication strategies and skills; Interact with others respectfully and productively; Contribute to teamwork
Socially And Culturally Responsive Contributors
Understand and respect diversity; Act with empathy and courage to ensure equity, access, and an anti-racist culture; Address local and global issues through civic and community engagement
Responsible And Resilient Individuals
Take responsibility for actions; Make healthy choices to achieve physical and emotional well-being; Self advocate; Persist to overcome personal challenges; Adapt to change
Discover and integrate content from multiple disciplines; Engage in self-directed learning; Use technology to support learning and navigate a digital world