Why Challenge Success?
Challenge Success At Pembroke Hill
What Is Challenge Success?
"At Challenge Success, we believe that our society has become too focused on grades, test scores, and performance, leaving little time for kids to develop the necessary skills to become resilient, ethical, and motivated learners. We partner with schools, families, and communities to embrace a broad definition of success and to implement research-based strategies that promote student well-being and engagement with learning. After all, success is measured over the course of a lifetime, not at the end of a semester."
Challenge Success partners with schools, families, and communities to embrace a broad definition of success and to implement research-based strategies that promote student well-being and engagement with learning.
Learning <----> Well-being
Where We've Traveled
Challenge Success principles were at the heart of several changes we ultimately adopted. Challenge Success encouraged us to examine our unique needs, situation and circumstances. Through partnerships with all constituents (students, faculty, staff, parents, administrators and trustees) we were able to design improvement plans and implement meaningful school changes.
2019-20 School Year
Challenge Success Recommendations And Pembroke Hill Implementations, 2020-21
Interact with the accordions below to view how Pembroke Hill implemented the recommendations from Challenge Success to contribute to Our Mission.
Summer of 2020
- Recommendation: Revise School Schedule to support increase in sleep (especially for older students)
- Recommendation: Revise school schedule, adopt a modified block, full block, daily schedule
- Recommendation: Provide tutorials or free periods to give students more time to interact with faculty and more time for academic support.
2020-21 School Year
Middle School Challenge Success Team
The Middle School Challenge Success Team has met monthly throughout the year, focusing on fostering and strengthening relationships, student schedule and use of time and student engagement. The team consists of ten members:
- Aubrey Remy, Social Studies
- Heather Hoffman, English, PHS Student
- Lynn O'Toole, Physical Education, PHS Parent
- Mary Maxson, Science Department Chair
- Scott Guthrie Math
- Anthony Johnson, PHS Parent
- Dr. Lina Patel, PHS Parent
- Xavier May, 8th Grade Student
- Prudence Dwyer, 7th Grade Student
- Tiffany Kelley, Middle School Assistant Principal
Upper School Challenge Success Team
The Upper School Challenge Success team has met throughout the year, focusing on student engagement, workload/homework, stress levels, etc. The team consists of ten members:
- Kim Banion, English Dept. Chair, PHS Parent
- Jeanette Jones, Social Studies, PHS Parent
- Lauren Nibberich, Science, PHS Parent
- Jason Lips, Visual Art, PHS Parent
- Tammy Pottenger, Math/College Counseling
- Kym van Zanten, Spanish, PHS Parent
- Lisa Lattan, PHS Trustee and PHS Parent
- Darin Conley, 10th Grade Student
- Marlena Smith, 10th Grade Student
- David Burke, Academic Dean, PHS Parent
Where We Are
2020-21 School Year
Where We're Headed
Spring 2021 And Beyond
We want to be curious about...
- How might we...
- How might we continue to foster student, teacher, parent and school leader voices as we continue to explore school challenges?
- How might we glean information about the experiences of recent PHS graduates?
- In reflection, what worked well and what are some ways we can improve?
To learn more about Challenge Success, please visit https://www.challengesuccess.org.