Core Values and
Mission Statement

              

Core Values      Mission Statement

Core Values

Respect - Showing high regard for an authority, other people, self and country. Treating others as you would want to be treated. Understanding that all people have value as human beings.

How to be respectful:  Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements

Fairness - Practicing justice, equity and equality. Cooperating with one another. Recognizing the uniqueness and value of each individual within our diverse society.

How to be fair:  Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly

Responsibility - Being accountable in word and deed. Having a sense of duty to fulfill tasks with reliability, dependability and commitment.

How to be responsible:  Do what you are supposed to do • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your choices

Caring - Showing understanding of others by treating them with kindness, compassion, generosity and a forgiving spirit.

How to be caring:  Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need

Citizenship - Being law abiding and involved in service to school, community and country.

How to show citizenship:  Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment

Trustworthiness - worthy of confidence : dependable

How to be trustworthy:  Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends and country

 

 

Mission Statement

Alexander Middle School is devoted to providing a safe and secure learning environment in which the physical, mental, and emotional needs of our students are considered in the planning of the curriculum. Such planning will stress basic skills, and enhance creativity, expression discovery, uniqueness, and problem solving abilities with students being active participants in the learning process.

We strongly advocate, as an integral part of the learning process, parental and community involvement in the development of our students as productive citizens. Educational, social, athletic, and community service activities will be appropriate for the age, diversity, and development of our students.

We will strive to provide for our students, a successful bridge from the dependency of elementary school, to the increasing independence of high school. The bridge will be constructed through flexible scheduling of diverse programs in an interdisciplinary approach to education. We will provide an opportunity for our students to attain the skills of a successful, self-sufficient, life-long learner.