The key themes that emerged from all stakeholders were:
-Student (in class activities)- sharing, kindness, helping/supporting others, learning focus, exploring, character traits, including others/feeling welcome, diversity, safe, opportunities for everyone to do well/participate
- Staff (School House activity)- character (listed different traits), excellence, striving for your best, inclusive/equitable, everyone can succeed, sense of belonging/community/supportive, safe, kindness, positive
- Parent (January survey)- welcoming, inclusive, community, caring, friendly, family fun, safe, inspiring, excellence
After gathering this feedback, the committee decided that the school mission should be short and catchy, worded in a positive manner and encompass themes of character, mindset and learning. They came up with the following motto statement to encompass all of these components.
We choose caring
We choose learning
Champions of our own success!
Throughout the next school year, it is our goal to roll out our school motto through visible signage and discussion with students in regard to school-wide expectations, personal and class goals and code of conduct.