Communications Plan

Long-Range Goals

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: In five years, all students will meet or exceed their individual growth targets.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: Provide and implement common expectations for joyful and challenging learning across the district.

PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT: Provide a mutually supportive professional environment that features collaboration, collegiality and strategic, impactful staff development.

PARTNERSHIPS: Hawthorn District 73 will have a districtwide community volunteer program to support student learning.

RESOURCES: Ensure a stable fiscal position that provides the required resources, personnel, facilities, programs, and technology to continually sustain Hawthorn District 73’s strategic mission and vision.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: In five years, all students will meet or exceed their individual growth targets.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: Provide and implement common expectations for joyful and challenging learning across the district.

High Level Strategy #1

Implement a Communications Plan to inform all stakeholders about events and issues impacting Hawthorn District 73. The plan should be specifically designed to utilize multiple communications tools that are clear, concise and timely.

      • Created a Facebook page that has over 1,000 fans.
      • Twitter pushes out multiple messages daily to fans about educational programming and events.
      • A LinkedIn account was developed to to provide a professional presence.
      • Parents and staff receive weekly updates through an e-newsletter, Hawthorn Highlights.
      • Website is being revamped to make it more user friendly.
      • Hawthorn has developed a visual presence through daily and weekly postings of videos and photos.
      • 2015-2016 – The district will be adding the product, Lets Talk, as a tool for parents to reach out to the district to share ideas or ask questions. This tool will be available in the fall of 2015.

Mission Statement:

Inspire all students to embrace learning in an ever changing world.