Northview Middle School students add their voices to improvement plan

By John Bailey, Hickory Daily Record

Northview Middle School Photo | Robert Reed Photo

This is the year of the student at Northview Middle School.

A new initiative, called WIN (What I Need), has put the focus on giving students more of a voice in their own education and allows teachers to spend more time with the ones who need their help.

It’s an approach to bridge gaps of creativity, encouragement, engagement and growth for students in the classroom and in life, Northview Middle Principal Stephanie Dischiavi said.

“There’s a lot of room for growth in terms of proficiency here but we’re definitely heading in the right direction,” Dischiavi said. “We have exceeded growth, over eleven points which is phenomenal, but the kids we are missing, we are repeatedly missing.”