The Viking Promise

  • The Viking Promise is the name of our strategic priorities in the Selah School District.  Developed in the summer of 2019 following a multi-month input process, The Viking Promise will be used to guide the District’s work and focus over a five year period.  It will be used as a “blueprint” by the administration to create annual work plans which include key initiatives, training and programs. It reflects the input of the Selah School District community on what it sees as the most essential educational priorities.  

    The goal of The Viking Promise is to meet the needs of the whole child by creating an EQUITY centered, ENGAGING and PERSONALIZED learning experiences in an emotionally and physically SAFE environment for each child in Selah.  

    Pillars of The Viking Promise:

    Ensure student learning by creating Rigorous and Engaging Classrooms through growth producing relationships, lesson clarity and challenge to create learning environments where each child will thrive.  

    Utilize Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports with restorative practices for building community within our schools through a proactive response to student behavioral needs.

    Adopt a student-focused, Culturally Responsive Teaching approach that identifies and celebrates not only the differences between students but also the unique strengths of each child to encourage their academic achievement and a sense of belonging in the classroom. 

    Provide systematic, evidence-based Social-Emotional Learning for every student to foster and equip them as scholars, community members and citizens. 

    Implement Trauma Sensitive Practices so adults in the organization understand, recognize and respond to the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on our students, families and staff.

    Through our Together We Can Family and Community Engagement model, help provide the support and resources to build partnerships that meet the needs of every unique family dynamic.
    Enact a Future Ready approach to learning by utilizing technology and incorporating our Portrait of a Graduate vision into our program design and delivery.

    The Viking Promise