Core Values Mission Statement
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 Dont 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 Dont take advantage of others Dont 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 Dont deceive, cheat or steal Be reliable do what you say youll do Have the courage to do the right thing Build a good reputation Be loyal stand by your family, friends and country
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.