Mission Statement

Specific student outcomes related to Mission: Students will:

  1. Become actively involved in their learning through discussions and collaboration with peers
  2. ‰Reflect on their behaviors and understand their emotions and how their actions affect those around them
  3. ‰Increase self-awareness of preferred learning styles as they produce differentiated products to demonstrate learning targets
  4. ‰Effectively communicate ideas through discussion as well as written expression in each academic area
  5. ‰Actively listen to one another respectfully while embracing others’ differences
  6. ‰Self-regulate behaviors to effectively contribute to the classroom and school community

Learning Beliefs: We believe that students learn best when they are:

  1. ‰Provided a safe, structured learning environment
  2. ‰Given choices in the styles of their learning
  3. ‰Recognized for giving their best effort
  4. ‰Applying new learning to real-world situations
  5. ‰Provided effective, engaging lessons infused with clear expectations, guided practice, and opportunities for student choice in independently applying new learning
  6. ‰Collaborating with peers
  7. ‰Challenged to achieve high expectations
  8. ‰Asked to use their prior knowledge to help construct new knowledge

Commitments: To accomplish our mission, we will as educators:

  1. Develop units and lesson plans aligned to the standards
  2. ‰Plan and implement effective lessons incorporating higher order thinking skills
  3. ‰Involve students in the decision-making process
  4. ‰Clearly model expectations and learning targets as well as provide multiple opportunities for guided and independent practice
  5. ‰Differentiate lesson design and expectations to challenge students at individual levels
  6. ‰Provide students authentic literature experiences incorporating multiple opportunities for written expression
  7. ‰Encourage individual responses and provide students with a variety of ways to answer prompts, questions, and assignments
  8. ‰Support character development through district anti-bully curriculum and responsive classroom activities
  9. Incorporate all available technology resources to enrich learning
  10. ‰Foster a strong home/school partnership through clear, consistent communication and involvement opportunities
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