Our schools must nurture honesty, integrity, and interpersonal skills necessary for productive citizenship.
Our schools must serve the unique needs of all students.
Our schools must teach the skills and promote attitudes necessary for life-long learning.
Our schools must promote respect for worth and dignity of individuals.
The families, the schools, and the community must all be advocates for quality education.
We must develop, communicate, and maintain high standards for everyone involved in education.
Our schools must emphasize basic skills in reading, writing, calculating, speaking, listening, thinking, and utilizing technology.
A common goal shared is to raise achievement expectations for students and staff. In doing so, we will provide the needed time and dollars to develop skills, methods, curriculum, classroom space, and technology to meet the achievement expectations. All student activities – academic, vocational/technical, co-curricular and extra-curricular will be utilized to develop motivated, life-long learners. These students, when assessed, will indicate the success of meeting and exceeding the raised expectations.
The concern for the process and assessment goals should not overshadow the need for encouragement of students and staff to progress beyond their present achievement levels. The partnership of students and staff should produce mature decision-makers. At the end of the day both student and staff should say, “I made a difference today.”
To accomplish this vision it will require, to some degree, each of the following ideas:
Maintaining reduced class sizes
Hiring the most qualified staff to fill program needs that resources can provide
Providing classroom space and improved facilities for extra-curricular activities to meet the needs of our students
Additional time for teams of teachers to collaborate, to develop and refine curriculum, instruction and assessment methods
Involved and supportive parent along with business and community cooperation