Quinault School Vision EVERY STUDENT WILL HAVE THE CONFIDENCE, MOTIVATION AND PREPARATION TO SUCCEED TO HIS OR HER FULLEST POTENTIAL.
has a population of approximately 250 students in preschool through the 12th grade. The student population is made up of 14.5 % Native American, 16.7% Hispanic, 1.5% Black, and 67.3% White. The free and reduced average for the District is 83%.
The annual test scores for the District have been improving with the implementation of Integrated Thematic Instruction (ITI). The ITI program designed by Susan Kovalik and Associates is based on body brain-compatible translating brain research into action in the classroom. There are nine elements to this program and they are: 1) Absence of threat/Nurturing, reflecting thinking 2) Meaningful content 3) Movement to enhance learning 4) Choices 5) Adequate time 6) Enriched environment 7) Collaboration. 8) Immediate feedback 9) Mastery/application
As part of the ITI instructional program students are instructed in 5 Lifelong Guidelines which are: Trustworthiness To act in a manner that makes one worthy of trust and confidence. Truthfulness to be honest about things and feelings with oneself and others. Active Listening to listen with the intention of understanding what the speaker intends to communicate. No Put-Downs To never use words, actions, and /or body language, that degrade, humiliate, or dishonor others.
There are 18 Lifeskills that are taught as part of the program. One life skill is emphasized in class each day. The 18 Lifeskills are: 1. Caring to feel and show concern for others; 2. Common Sense to use good judgment; 3. Cooperation to work together toward a common goal or purpose; 4. Courage to act according to one’s beliefs despite fear of adverse consequences; 5. Curiosity a desire to investigate and seek understanding of one’s world; 6. Effort to do your best; 7. Flexibility to be willing to alter plans when necessary; 8. Friendship to make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring; 9. Initiative to do something, of one’s own free will, because it needs to be done; 10. Integrity to act according to a sense of what’s right and wrong; 11. Organization to plan, arrange, and implement in an orderly way; to keep things orderly and ready to use; 12. Patience to wait calmly for someone or something; 13. Perseverance to keep at it; 14. Pride - satisfaction from doing one’s personal best; 15. Problem Solving To create solutions to difficult problems; 16. Resourcefulness to respond to challenges and opportunities in innovative and creative ways; 17. Responsibility - to respond when appropriate; to be accountable for one’s actions; 18. Sense of Humor to laugh and be playful without harming others. To find out more information about Integrated Thematic Instruction (ITI) go to http://www.kovalik.com .
is one of the largest employers in the area with approximately 55 employees. This number includes 23 certificated teachers which amount to a 11.4 students per teacher in the district.