Marathon Central School District

Embrace  *  Educate  *  Empower

We will begin addressing these goals by identifying students in need of monitoring and/or extra assistance and providing them with targeted support. 

Capital Project: This year, the district will bring a Capital Project to the voters for their approval.  Based on the building condition survey that was done last year, the district would like to upgrade our elementary and high school gymnasiums, refurbish the seats in the high school auditorium, replace lockers at the Junior/Senior High School with larger lockers to better accommodate our student’s needs, update the south playground at Appleby and upgrade the library and counters in the classrooms. In addition, there are many smaller repairs that need to be made. We would like to go through the scope of the project with Marathon community members.  If you are interested in having myself or Mr. Goskoski, the Business Official, come to your meeting or event to review the project, we would be happy to attend.  A date can be arranged by calling 849-3117 and speaking with Mrs. Euson.

We will be holding a public forum for the Capital Project on November 15th at 6:00 PM in the high school library to discuss the proposed upgrades.  The vote will take place at the Marathon High School on November 29, 2017, in CSE Office from Noon to 9 PM. 

 If you have questions about our academic goals or the proposed Capital Project, I would encourage you to attend a board meeting.  You may also call me at 849-3117 for more information.

Sincerely,
Rebecca Stone​

Message From The Superintendent

Rebecca Stone - District Superintendent

Phone: (607) 849-3117

email: RStone@marathonschools.org

​​Dear Parents and Community Members,

We have had an excellent school opening and have many exciting plans for the school year.  This year, our district will be focusing on the following academic goals:

1.  Graduation Rates: (7-12) Increase building graduation rate to no lower than 90%; Increase the percentage of advanced regent’s diplomas by 10%; Decrease the percentage of local diplomas by 10%, and Increase the CTE endorsed diploma by 10% for those that attended a CTE program.
2.  Attendance: Decrease the number of students who are chronically absent (10% of the school year or 16 days per year) by 10%.  (UPK-12)
3.  Course Failure: Decrease the number of students who are failing two or more courses by subject and grade level by 10% (7-12)
4.  Reading: Increase the number of students who are reading at grade level by 10% by the end of the school year (K-6)
5.  Math: Increase grade level mastery in math by 10% (K-12)




The Marathon Central School District has always strived to provide our students with the best education possible. We realize that it is harder and harder for our children to remain competitive in the work force and in the field of continued education. We also recognize that we have a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the world around us right here in our own backyard.  Keeping those two thoughts in mind, it was time to re-engineer our district mission and vision and create a strategic plan that will help focus and guide us as we educate our students.  The purpose of this plan is to help all students graduate from Marathon Central School District with the skills and knowledge that they will need to be successful with any career path they choose and to provide them with unlimited possibilities.


Strategic Planning Process


The Marathon Central School District decided to establish a long range plan that would guide the decision making process of the school.    The district chose to embark on a process that was open, transparent and inclusive so that the voices of all interested stakeholders could be heard.  Becoming a great school requires planning and focus with 5-year targets in selected areas that include built-in yearly monitoring to ensure that the work being done has the desired impact.  The process in this district was rigorous, interactive and challenging with students always being the top priority as it challenged administrators, parents and community members to think in new ways about what is best for the students in the district.  To achieve the goals of this plan, it will require collaboration, perseverance and commitment by all stakeholders. 

Mission

Embrace *  Educate *  Empower


Vision

The Marathon Central School District will excel at graduating citizens who are college and career ready and able to pursue unlimited possibilities locally and globally.


Beliefs

We believe…

  • Students will become strong, confident and resilient citizens prepared to pursue unlimited possibilities.
  • Every student will be valued and engaged in positive mutual relationships.
  • All students will be critical thinkers and problem solvers who meet rigorous academic standards.
  • All students will be academically engaged and will understand what they must do to be a successful learner.
  • Each child will strive for excellence and reach their full potential.
  • Students have a shared responsibility for their own learning.
  • Students will contribute to society as knowledgeable, responsible and involved citizens.
  • Our students must be prepared for the continuing challenges of the future.
  • In welcoming and accepting all students and supporting them throughout the stages of their lives.
  • In the power of partnerships between the District and the Marathon Community to meet the needs of each learner.


Task Force 1 – Embrace

Strategic Intent #1

By June 2019, 100% of students will indicate that they feel valued and are engaged in positive mutual relationships.

Key Initiative 1-1

We will develop practices and procedures that engage all students through building positive relationships with all students.

 

Task Force 2 – Educate

Strategic Intent #2

By June 2019, 100% of students will meet or exceed proficiency levels that reflect increased expectations and rigor in the area of critical thinking.

Key Initiative 2-1

We will identify and measure critical thinking skills PK-12 and define grade level expectations.


Task Force 3 – Empower

Strategic Intent #3

By June 2019, 100% of students will demonstrate leadership and/or civic engagement by holding leadership positions and collecting hours of community service as measured at the end of the senior year.

Key Initiative 3-1

 

We will have students engaged in leadership roles and community service to build confidence as they serve their community.

 

 

Strategic Intent #4

By June 2019, 100% of students will demonstrate the skills and strategies needed to advocate for themselves and others.

Key Initiative 4-1

We will identify strategies and educate the students with the essential skills necessary to advocate for themselves and others. 

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