The HRS Leader

Region 9 High Reliability Schools-August 2018

Welcome Back!

We hope you are looking forward to 2018-19 as much as we are! Whether you are continuing your work in HRS or have just joined us, we are glad you are taking the steps to make your district or school the most reliable and effective it can be.

Building School Culture

According to Dr. Kent D. Peterson, a professor in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, school culture is "the set of norms, values and beliefs, rituals and ceremonies, symbols and stories that make up the 'persona' of the school." Being intentional is creating and sharing these things helps build a positive school culture.


Take a look at some examples from our region of schools building a positive school culture. Below the examples you'll find some resources containing information about and ideas to build school culture.

Examples of Positive School Culture

Ideas for Creating a Positive School Culture

Creating a Positive School Culture

An article found on ASCD.org

Check out our new website!

If you haven't had a chance yet, take a look at our new website! You can find it at www.sites.google.com/esc9.net/hrs. The link below will give you a tour of what you can find on our website. It is definitely a work in progress, but it is one we hope will help you on your HRS journey.

Coming Up!

Cohort 3 Leadership

Wednesday, Sep. 12th, 9am

301 Texas 11 Loop

Wichita Falls, TX

Session #308520 will review Level 2, including instructional rounds, as well as a Level 3 overview. Surveys will also be discussed and planned.

Cohort 4 Leadership

Tuesday, Sep. 11th, 9am

301 Texas 11 Loop

Wichita Falls, TX

Session #308513 will include a deep dive into Level 1.

HRS and ASOT Schedule of Training

Contact Us for Support

We want to help you in any way we can! Keep in mind that in any of these levels, we can help you plan, implement and monitor progress. Use the form below or reach out to your R9 specialist.