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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."
-challengesuccess.org

Our Mission

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.

Our Thesis

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 - Present

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

Statistics

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.