Strategic Planning

FHSD Future Focused

FHSD is in the process of working on our next five-year strategic plan, and we need the help of our stakeholders! Students, staff, parents and the larger FHSD community will all have the opportunity this fall to provide feedback and be a valuable part of the process. The planning will examine the District’s mission, vision, and values, help identify long-range goals and create critical strategy action plans. The process can be divided into three basic steps:

  • Where are we now? Reviewing the District’s current reality.
  • Where are we going? Establish consensus about the desired direction of our District.
  • How will we get there? Setting strategic goals, and determining a plan of action.

Everyone had the opportunity to participate in one of the three days of community engagement meetings. Each day was hosted by a different high school, and include three different meetings, one specifically designed for students, staff, and community members. The meetings were held on the following dates:

Sept. 28 @ FHHS
Staff Meeting 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Community Meeting 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Oct. 3 @ Francis Howell North 

Staff Meeting 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Community Meeting 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Oct. 4 @ Francis Howell Central
Staff Meeting 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Community Meeting 6:30 – 8:30 PM

 Blue Globe

A successful strategic plan will serve as a guide to help achieve the District’s Mission, Vision, and Values. It will also build a shared vision for all District stakeholders, and establish a means of tracking progress to ensure the education of our students and the success of the Francis Howell School District.

Agenda for Community Engagement Meetings
FHSD Strategic Plan 2011 - 2016 
June 2017 Strategic Plan Update
Strategic Planning Timeline
Strategic Planning Flyer

SWOT Themes from Community Engagement Meetings and Survey


Orientation Agenda

2011 - 16 Strategic Plan Summary 

Strategic Plan Team Schedule (w/directions)

One Page Strategic Plan Example

SPT Table/Article Assignments

Orientation Participant Handout

Orientation PowerPoint

Article Key Concepts from Orientation

Redefining Ready
Big Ideas Behind System Reform
Continuous Improvement Policy Considerations

Data Retreat

Data Retreat Agenda

Data Retreat Presentation

Participant Handout

Environmental Scan

Data Retreat Findings

SWOT Analysis

Data Presentation Video

Vision Retreat

Vision Retreat Agenda

Participant Handout


Vision Investigation

Investigation Questions

Vision 2020

21C Report

10 Principles for Schools of Modern Learning

Vision Retreat Findings

Final Draft of the Preferred Future Statement

Mission, Vision, Values Survey Results

Setting Direction Retreat

Setting Direction Retreat Agenda

Setting Direction Retreat Participant Handout

Setting Direction Retreat PowerPoint

Table and Article Assignments

DRAFT Strategic Plan

1. Work Smarter, Not Harder
2. ​Redefining Student Success
3. Key Performance Indicators

Final Plan Team Meeting

Refinement/Recommendations Meeting Agenda

DRAFT Strategic Plan Survey Results

Strategic Plan Recommendation

FHSD Strategic Plan 2018-2023 FINAL

Living the Plan

Staff members listen to a speaker during the September Strategic Planning meeting. 
Students attend a Strategic Planning meeting

Data Retreat 9.19.17

A community member provides feedback on a SWOT poster during a Strategic Planning event.

Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris, Superintendent of Francis Howell School District, addresses attendees at the final Strategic Plan meeting

Strategic Planning Mission, Vision, and Values

Strategic Planning Goals and Strategies
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