Curriculum & Goals | Outcomes (LEARCH)


L - Lifelong Learner

Learners will use and develop basic skills as building blocks toward lifelong learning.
Lake Mills Community Schools will provide opportunities for students to creatively utilize knowledge, skills, and processes needed to succeed in future life roles.

+ Select and use various research techniques and resources to gather, sort, organize, and present information.
+ Utilize critical thinking skills for achievement of short-term tasks and lifelong goals.

E - Effective Communicator

Learners will effectively communicate.
Lake Mills Community Schools will provide opportunities for students to effectively communicate by using speaking, writing, reading, listening, and viewing skills and other forms of communication which broaden the student's view of the world.

+ Communicate with confidence.
+ Use various skills of effective communication.
+ Demonstrate interactive communication.

R - Responsible Citizen

Learners will demonstrate responsible citizenship.
Lake Mills Community Schools will provide opportunities for students to display respect for themselves and others, exhibit acceptable social behavior, and use various resources which enable productive citizenship and achievement of goals.

+ Display respect for themselves and others' ideas, equipment, and materials.
+ Demonstrate the importance of attendance and timeliness.
+ Exhibit acceptable social behaviors for language, manners, and social norms.
+ Execute problem-solving skills when using resources to achieve success.
+ Set priorities and achievable goals.
+ Take responsibility for actions.
+ Create a positive vision for self and future.
+ Demonstrate knowledge about his or her diverse communities.
+ Reflect on role as community contributor.

C - Critical/Creative Thinker

Learners will apply critical and creative thinking skills.
Lake Mills Community Schools will provide opportunities for students to access and use various sources of information, establish and communicate viewpoints, and create original productions rather than reproductions of knowledge.

+ Access, evaluate and integrate relevant technologies and sources of information.
+ Establish viewpoints and communicate them in acceptable ways.
+ Create original productions rather than reproductions of knowledge.
+ Demonstrate the use of established systems to reach comprehensive conclusions.
+ Use a variety of thinking processes with accuracy to resolve complex issues.

H - Healthy Contributor

Learners will be healthy contributors to society.
Lake Mills Community Schools will provide opportunities for students to understand and demonstrate components for healthy life roles both as an individual and as a group member of society.

+ Participate in leisure activities.
+ Understand and demonstrate knowledge and skills needed for good nutrition, consumer health, avoidance of communicable diseases and substance abuse/misuse.
+ Analyze one's role in functioning productively in group dynamics.
+ Understand stress and relate ways to avoid unhealthy stress.

It is the policy of the Lake Mills Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the district's Equity Coordinator by writing to: Kari Wagner, 102 S 4th Av E, Lake Mills, IA 50450, or call 641-592-1882, or email The Lake Mills CSD offers career and technical programs in the areas of agriculture, business, family and consumer science, and industrial technology.