St. Louis School is implementing a new initiative for students called Personal Growth Plans (PGP’s). It involves creating an individual growth plan for every student in grades K-8. Through the PGP’s, each student will create goals, work on those goals, evaluate progress, and then make needed adjustments throughout each academic quarter. This process will be repeated every quarter.Improvement goals will be set in each of the following areas: Faith, Life Skills, and Academic. This fits into St. Louis School’s mission to focus on developing the whole child; Mind, Body, and Soul.When asked why this program was created, Principal Chad Moeller responded, “Developing the whole child has been at the heart of what St. Louis does and has tried to do for many years, but upon greater reflection we believe we can improve the growth process for our students and parents. We believe the PGP program will help us do this.”“In addition, we believe this will have major benefits for students when they get into the real world. In today’s world we know that an essential skill to be successful in any walk of life is the ability to focus on a few key areas, set goals, create a plan to achieve the goal, and follow up to make sure we are learning, not just about our goal, but about the process of learning. We also believe this will help each student realize that they are far more capable than they know and if they are intentional, they can achieve great things.”For more information regarding this initiative, please call St. Louis School at 812-934-3310 or visit the school website http://www.st.louisschool.org/ where an instructional video is posted.