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Moravia School District 2015-2016 Goals


We, the members of the Moravia School District staff, are responsible for the graduation rate.  We are responsible for providing all students with a path that leads to receiving a high school diploma and possessing the skills necessary to be competitive in their lives beyond graduation.  We commit to being flexible, learning, growing and changing to meet the needs of an ever changing student population.

 
  • Increase our implementation of instructional strategies in line with Data Driven Instruction:
    • Create and administer Interim Assessments throughout the year in new areas
    • Use data from those assessments to inform and drive instructional decisions
 
  • Engage students in processes to take ownership over their learning and progress
    • Research and implement instructional activities with a focus on integration of disciplines (STEM) and project based learning
    • Increase our use of instructional technology as a transformative learning tool
      • Pilot 1:1 initiative in 3rd grade, 2nd grade and HS science
      • Increase the use of hybrid instruction that incorporates the ability for students to access content and progress in their work at their own pace.
 
  • Utilize data to inform non-instructional processes and decisions around the district

 


Mission Statement


The mission of the educational community of Moravia is to provide all students with a high level of academic skills and to prepare them for lives of vision and consequence in the 21st century. We will provide a positive learning environment, challenging each individual to cultivate the highest traits which are distinctly human: reason, creativity, curiosity, and compassion. This community is committed to:

  • Enhancing the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well being of each student.

  • Providing each student with a solid base of knowledge and the skills needed for further inquiry and participation in a global society.

  • Preparing each student to confidently address inevitable change.

  • Teaching the methods of maintaining peaceful and humane relationships with the world's inhabitants.

  • Fostering responsible, effective and creative communication.

  • Maintaining a program and environment that draws out the artist, musician, and poet in each student.

The School staff, Board of Education, students, parents and community share the responsibility for this mission.

 

 

Community Highlights


Centrally located in the midst of the Finger Lakes, the Moravia Central School District is primarily rural with a strong agricultural base. The district is ideally located near the cities of Auburn, Cortland and Ithaca; Syracuse and Binghamton are a one hour drive. Each hosts a number of theaters, museums, and musical offerings.

 

Moravia is also close to a number of institutions of higher education, including Cornell University, Syracuse University, Wells College, Ithaca College, LeMoyne College, SUNY Binghamton,Suny Cortland and several community colleges.

  • A variety of businesses within the school district boundaries offer employment opportunities in manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, and service-oriented industries.

  • Numerous opportunities exist nearby for golfing, bowling, hiking, camping and other sporting and recreational activities. Recreational sites include Fillmore Glen State Park, Fillmore Golf Course, Moravia Downs Pony Racing, Sportsman's Club and several of the Finger Lakes.

  • Community based activities include the Horizon Performances concert series throughout the year and the Moravia Farmer's Market from June through November.

  • A variety of cultural and educational opportunities are available in the nearby cities of Ithaca, Auburn, Cortland, and Syracuse.

  • Historic Powers Library has provided continuous literary service to the area since 1880 and is a part of the Finger Lakes Library System.

  • Several churches provide service to a number of denominations including Baptist, Catholic, Episcopal, and Methodist.

  • Local public safety services include village fire, police, and ambulance departments.

  • The district includes the birthplace and historic boyhood home of Millard Fillmore, the 13th President of the United States.

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MORAVIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
John P. Birmingham, Superintendent

Moravia Central School District
68 South Main Street
PO Box 1189
Moravia, New York 13118

P: (315) 497-2670
F: (315) 497-2260

www.moraviaschool.org
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