At the start of this COVID year, we were continuing our scanning from the year before as we have been looking at our school story's focus to help determine what is still relevant, and what might need to be updated. With that in mind, we created a list of five questions with the purpose of gathering some "street level data" to use as we determine which way we will be heading in the coming years. We held walking interviews with students who were outside on one of their two thirty minute "runch" breaks. The list of whom were chosen to be interviewed was created by randomly selecting 2 students from each of our school's 14 divisions. Students were recorded using "voice memo" and then their answers were transcribed later.
The questions we asked were:
1) Can you name 3 adults at school that care about you?
2) What are you learning?
3) Why is what you are learning important?
4) If you could change one thing about school at McNeely, what would it be?
5) What is one thing that you would like to get better at?