ROI: Ready Schools Grant

When you hear “Ready Schools” the question becomes, “Ready for what?” The point of the Ready Schools Grant is to help Bloomfield School District focus their efforts on 6 core principles that will ultimately prepare our students to be READY for life and success after graduation.  

1. Every student is engaged in a relevant path to success.

2. Students graduate high school ready for post-secondary and career success.

3. Meaningful and ongoing collaboration occurs among schools, industry, and community.

4. Teaching and learning are grounded in relevancy.

5. K-12 schools are aligned around a common vision of student success.

6. Schools embrace the significant role they play in achieving regional prosperity.

Currently, we are in the “Implementation Phase,” of the process.  We have been awarded nearly half a million dollars to follow through with our plan!  


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We continue to work toward our goals established through our Ready Schools plan supported through funding from Regional Opportunities Initiatives.  This presentation shows how each piece is progressing.  Many pieces are still to come, but we are on our way! Ready School Presentation (1).pptx
Posted by jmedina  On Feb 11, 2021 at 12:25 PM
There are some words we use often when talking about the Ready Schools Grant- Vocabulary  If you'd like to know more about any of these words, or any part of the plan please contact me!
Posted by jmedina  On Jan 28, 2020 at 1:39 PM
We are still in Phase 1 of a 4 year grant process, but things are really starting to move!   Click Here for January Update
Posted by jmedina  On Jan 09, 2020 at 1:17 PM
This is a summary of our action items through the Ready Schools Grant.  Many of these are already accomplished, and many are in the works!   Click Here for the Ready Schools Plan
Posted by jmedina  On Nov 26, 2019 at 10:09 AM
Click Here for September Update
Posted by jmedina  On Nov 26, 2019 at 10:05 AM
Click Here for November Update
Posted by jmedina  On Nov 26, 2019 at 10:05 AM
2020 Middle School Plan There are many exciting parts to our Ready Schools Grant plan.  Our plan has four main components- communication, shared vision & collaboration, student guidance & support, and meaningful teaching & learning experiences.  A big focus will be on connecting students to a variety of careers from preschool all the way to graduation.  Along with hearing about careers,students will be able to experience careers through field trip, job shadowing, and internship opportuities!  Our teachers will be moving toward Project Based Learning to make our students more connected to their education with hands on learning through a Makerspace.  In addition we will be offering a Student Success Center where students can receive one-on one help.   The Middle School will be ready to go in 2020, and will offer a more gradual transition for our students as they enter their next level of learning.  Lots of exciting things coming our way!  If you'd like to hear more about any piece of the plan please contact Jenny Medina at [email protected] or 812-381-9457.  Thank you for your continued support!
Posted by Guest  On May 19, 2019 at 4:01 PM
Posted by Guest  On Dec 21, 2018 at 1:59 PM
  A long time back the Design team knew our students needed to be a part of this process- their voice is needed as we look to develop a plan that best suits our school and our students' needs.  Today will be our first meeting!  We had hoped 15-20 kids would sign up, we are at 107!  The group that signed up is full of variety and spunk, so wish us luck!  It's a Great day to be a Cardinal!
Posted by Guest  On Dec 20, 2018 at 12:47 PM
Ok, so it wasn't a survey.  It was interviews, lots and lots of interviews!  We spoke with students, parents, community members, business owners, and school personnel to find out how our school is doing.  We asked several questions about educational success and then broke their statements down into three categories- satisfactions, frustrations, and  hopes or wishes.  Below the top answers are on the board:    Satisfactions Frustrations Hopes Students What we offer Our School Personnel School Climate Unmet Social Emotional needs Lack of variety in Teaching Methods Scheduling/Logistics More Time & Resources Stronger Relationships peers, teachers, and administrators More Involvement with the community School Personnel What we offer Relationships Sense of Community Reduced Funding/Resources Low Morale Curriculum’s testing focus What we want for our students Improved Parent/Community Involvement Additional Funding/Resources Community What we offer K-12 Pride Community Involvement Government Legalities Life and soft skills Lacking in students Lack of Community involvement Improved Relationships Retain and/or increase Academic Offerings Community Involvement Parents What we offer Caring/attentive Staff School Climate Academic Stress on children Lack of Community Involvement Overall Decline- enrollment and funding Community Involvement Improved Logistics Need for Better Communication  After double checking with the stakeholder groups to make sure we heard them right, our next step is to create needs statements based on your frustrations and wishes.  Then the part I've been waiting for begins- IDEATION.  We will spend a month dreaming big looking for out of the box ideas to meet your school's needs.  It's getting ready to get really exciting!  It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!
Posted by Guest  On Dec 06, 2018 at 2:17 PM
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