School Learning Plan
Springville K-8 opened in the Fall of 2009 in the North Bethany area of the Beaverton School District. Since the school’s opening twelve years ago, Springville has developed a strong school culture and community built on relationships at every level. These relationships have fostered a deep love for the school, strong perseverance through difficult times, and a commitment to support one another in a common mission to educate all children at a high level. The strength of these relationships provides a foundation for the school going forward and an opportunity to look at continued growth and improvement.
Springville is undergoing a series of important transitions this year. First, the school will fully transition from a K-8 School to a K-5 School by the Fall of 2023. Therefore, we currently serve K-5 students and 7th/8th grade students. Next year we will graduate our last group of 8th graders. While we will miss our middle school staff and students, we also recognize the importance of this transition for our elementary and middle school students. Additionally, the school opened as an EL Education School and although we no longer actively partner with EL Education, we embrace the educational approach that promotes rigorous and engaging curriculum, inquiry-based teaching techniques, and a school culture that teaches compassion and good citizenship.
As a result of these transitions as well as recognizing the effects of the pandemic on education over the last two years, we are engaging in deep conversation and work to define our vision, mission, and values at Springville. This began with the staff in August 2021 and will continue throughout the year as we engage students, families, and community members in conversation about the dreams and aspirations we hold for our children at Springville. As a staff, we created the following draft vision and mission:
Our vision is a community where we empower each other to be lifelong learners and ethical global citizens. Our mission is to nurture curiosity, compassion and respect as we honor and celebrate each individual in their personal, social, and academic growth.
We do this by living and teaching our core values: Academic Inquiry, Building Strong Relationships, and Character Development.
Springville staff recognizes the importance of our collective impact in supporting the education and growth of all children in our school. As such, we are committed to becoming an anti-biased, anti-racist organization. This means an investment in personal learning and growth as educators as well as collectively examining systems and structures that may marginalize students and families. We appreciate the support of our families and community in doing this critical work.
We believe our work is every child, every day. Therefore, our school learning plan is built with “every child, every day” at the center. Our approach is multi-layered with student identity, building community, academic growth, and collaboration as the key areas of focus and the foundations for our goals this year.
Date of Last Revision: December 20, 2021
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.
WE Expect Excellence
- WE teach students knowledge and skills for our evolving world.
- WE seek, support, and recognize world-class employees.
- WE engage students with a variety of relevant and challenging learning experiences.
- WE create learning environments that promote student achievement.
WE Embrace Equity
- WE build honest, safe, and inclusive relationships with our diverse students and their families.
- WE provide needed support so that every student succeeds.
- WE work and learn in teams to understand student needs and improve learning outcomes.
- WE partner with our community to educate and serve students.