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    MASHPEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    PORTRAIT OF A GRADUATE

    A.  PURPOSEFUL COMMUNICATOR and COLLABORATOR--(I . . . )

    A-1:  Express my understanding clearly using a variety of formats depending on purpose and audience

    A-2:  Fulfill my responsibilities as a member of a team or a group

    A-3:  Actively listen to, honor, and build upon the voices and ideas of others

    A-4:  Understand that opinions are connected to emotions and experiences

    A-5:  Give and receive appropriate, constructive feedback

    A-6:  Interact responsibly in all settings

    B.  ENGAGED CITIZEN--(I . . . )

    B-1:  Take steps to improve the broader community

    B-2:  Understand and embrace individual, local, and global diversity

    B-3:  Practice ethical and empathetic behavior

    B-4:  Exercise civic responsibilities (e.g. local, state, tribal, national, and global)

    B-5:  Participate in conservation efforts and environmental stewardship

    B-6:  Recognize the varied historical perspectives of Mashpee including those of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and how they shape our community

    C.  RESILIENT ME--(I . . .)

    C-1: Set personal goals and evaluate my progress in achieving them

    C-2: Possess personal financial literacy and establish financial goals

    C-3: Establish and maintain meaningful connections with those around me

    C-4:  Maintin a balanced lifestyle, strive to be grateful and positive, and use strategies to navigate challenges

    C-5:  Actively engage in self-improvement and self-advocacy

    C-6:  Take initiative and have a strong work ethic

    C-7:  Make informed choices that enable me to live a healthy and fulfilling life

    D.  EMPOWERED KNOWLEDGE SEEKER--(I . . . )

    D-1:  Practice active learning

    D-2:  Persevere in scholarly and academic endeavors

    D-3:  Reflect thoughtfully on my learning

    D-4:  Value curiosity and ask questions accordingly

    D-5:  Research and evaluate information from varied sources

    D-6:  Explore opportunities that help me discover and pursue my passion(s)

    E.  CRITICAL THINKER AND PROBLEM SOLVER--(I . . .)

    E-1:  Strategically plan how to approach a project or problem

    E-2:  Apply my knowledge, experience, and skills to generate creative and innovative ideas

    E-3:  Reason effectively to make sound judgments and informed decisions

    E-4:  Take appropriate risks, learn from mistakes and failures, and remain resilient

    E-5:  Can adapt to change and be flexible in my thinking

     


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    Background:  During the 2018-2019 school year a group of 25 Mashpee Public Schools stakeholders (district leaders, school leaders, teachers, MMHS students, parents, a Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe representative, and representatives from the community/local businesses) met on four different full days to learn and debate what skills, knowledge, and dispositions a Mashpee graduate should possess and to develop a draft Portrait of a Graduate based on our learning.  The final Portrait of a Graduate shown above reflects many edits collected from various stakeholder groups during a review process that took place during May, June, and July of 2019.