Core Beliefs

  • We believe that each individual has special worth and should be honored.
  • We believe that all children are gifted and can learn.
  • We believe that learning is fun.
  • We believe that learning is a partnership involving children, parents, teachers and the community.
  • We believe that schools must provide a safe environment where civility is practiced and individuality respected.
  • We believe that teachers nurture and challenge all students.
  • We believe that teachers use multiple approaches to engage students to learn.
  • We believe that communication among students, parents, teachers and the community promotes positive change.
Our school system is one in which:

  • Learning and teaching are personalized to be meaningful and to promote achievement.  Through Personal Learning Plans we challenge every student to develop and achieve.
  • The environment is safe, nurturing, and respects the individual.  Learning is fun and possible only in a safe place.  Safety means a culture of civility and respect in secure, modern facilities.  It means involving social and mental health services when needed.  We strive to respect and celebrate each individual.
  • Communication among students, parents, teachers, and the community promotes positive change.
  • The community is committed to the school system, invests in it, and benefits from it.  We bring the community into the schools through volunteer programs, mentoring, and combining school with health care, childcare, cultural and recreational and social service activities.
  • Resources are available to meet educational needs and aspirations.  Meeting needs and aspirations requires federal, state, local, and private resources; modern, well-designed and constructed facilities; justly compensated employees and up-to-date technology that enhances traditional educational needs.
District Central Office
Phone (207) 626-2468
Fax     (207) 626-2444