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 Belief Statements
Beliefs identified as fundamental to our school and are imbedded in our current practices
Beliefs identified as fundamental to our school, but not yet routinely practiced
Beliefs that may be fundamental to our school, but not yet accepted by the school/community as a whole




Beliefs identified as fundamental to our school and are imbedded in our current practices


  1. The quality of the school impacts the quality of life in the community
  2. Competition and collaboration are important characteristics of quality schools
  3. Efficiency is realized when we match resources to our goals
  4. Ineffective employees cost the district valuable resources, support, and credibility; Effective, empathetic, goal oriented employees are priceless
  5. Quality schools have a community (business & parents) that believe and support them
  6. Quality schools practice and infuse technology at an early age
  7. Education is the best investment in the future for a community





Beliefs identified as fundamental to our school, but not yet routinely practiced



  1. Quality of the school is directly impacted by the quality of the teacher
  2. Quality schools are committed to high standards and are driven to a well-defined level of excellence
  3. Quality schools are based on strong relationships between parents, community, board, teachers, students, and other    schools
  4. Quality schools accept the value of memorization of the basics and provide a balance in teaching students how to think and learn, how to be flexible and how to adapt
  5. All students can learn and deserve a learning environment that supports flexibility in time/teaching styles/learning styles
  6. Quality schools teach basic skills to support higher-level learning
  7. Quality schools understand that teachers and kids have to be equally engaged
  8. Quality schools are responsive to student needs and are flexible in providing equitable opportunities and achievement
  9. Class size impacts not only educational costs, but educational opportunities for collaboration and competition
  10. The best decisions are based on what is best for kids
  11. School boards are active learners and lead by example
  12. Quality schools embrace using 21st Century skills to promote the acquisition of problem solving strategies and higher order thinking
  13. Learning environments impact the quality of learning
  14. Quality learning environments infuse technology in a meaningful way
  15. Quality schools understand that you can’t prepare kids for a digital world in a paper classroom






Beliefs that may be fundamental to our school, but not yet accepted by the school/community as a whole




1.     Strong schools and communities embrace and support lifelong learning for all

2.     It is not the biggest or smartest that survive, but the most flexible and adaptable who demonstrate the courage to embrace the future

3.     In meeting the future needs of our children, there is greater security in change, than in protecting instability of our past

4.     Quality schools find ways to increase opportunities for students by maximizing resources and accessing available talent

5.     Quality schools are committed to belief that failure is an important part of the learning process

6.     Board development and teacher/parent/community education increases the district’s effectiveness and efficiency

7.     Quality education uses differentiation to match the pace of teaching with the pace of learning

8.     Challenge based, project based, problem based learning promote long-term retention and generalization of contextual learning

9.     Quality schools have a well-defined system of accountability for board, administration, teachers, parents, and students

10.  Quality schools understand and embrace a well-defined system equipped to manage the change process and articulate that plan to all stakeholders

11.  Strong schools have a community that believe in them

12.  Quality schools support a balance between a competitive and/or collaborative academic, athletic, and fine arts programs

13.  Quality schools exhibit passion and heart for teaching and learning

14.  Diversity and a variety of learning environments and experiences enhance our student’s ability to assimilate to life beyond high school

15.  Quality schools have a well-defined system of accountability for board, teachers, students, and parents


 



 

 

 




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