• Curriculum and Instruction

    The Curriculum and Instruction pages of the Petal School District website are devoted to providing information pertaining to current curriculum and instructional initiatives in the Petal School District. One of the school district's Core Beliefs is "a person's potential to learn is limitless"; therefore, it is crucial we provide students every possible means to meet their potential. To do this, we must provide student centered quality instruction in the classroom that is rigorous in design, develops critical thinkers, and challenges students to meet and even exceed their potential to be successful life-long learners. In other words, the purpose of this webpage is to provide information about what the Petal School District in general and the teachers in particular are doing to impact student achievement.

    The single most important factor in regards to student achievement is classroom instruction. Therefore, the single most important component to ensuring a child meets his/her potential to achieve in the classroom is the classroom teacher. Good instruction in the classroom is critical to a student's success, so making sure teachers have the tools and knowledge to meet the needs of their students is of critical importance to the Petal School District. Therefore, a major goal of this section of the district website is to provide teachers with the information and tools they need to become better practioners.

    The Curriculum and Instruction pages will provide the following information:
    • Information about current curriculum and instruction initiatives.
    • Information about current professional development opportunities.
    • Links and/or articles pertaining to instructional practices