Mission and Core Beliefs

Scott Middle School Mission Statement

At Scott Middle School, we believe in

  • Scholarship
  • Commitment
  • Opportunity
  • Teamwork
  • Tradition

A safe, inclusive, quality learning environment.

Scott Middle School Core Beliefs

In August, the Scott Middle School staff began the process of establishing a set of core beliefs that will act as a cornerstone of an effective discipline plan. This process began at our staff development meetings prior to the start of the school year. In groups, staff members discussed a list of core beliefs taken from Jim Fay’s Love and Logic program. They were then given the task of coming to a consensus on 4 to 5 of the beliefs. The school’s Positive Behavior Support Committee then compiled these beliefs. The original list of 20 or so core beliefs was pared down to the 8 to 10 beliefs that received consensus from the staff. From there the 8 to 10 beliefs were taken back to the respective grade level teams for their input then brought back to the committee by each team’s representative. This information was then used to create a set of core beliefs that reflect the attitude of the Scott staff.

WE BELIEVE …

  • We believe in promoting a positive learning environment through communication among staff members, students, parents, and the community at large.
  • We believe, through continual professional growth, we improve classroom practices and student achievement.
  • We believe students succeed in our school because of timely interventions: reteaching, retesting, tutoring, mentoring, and monitoring learning.
  • We believe in a collaborative culture with a united purpose, and plan to routinely work together openly, honestly, and respectfully toward common goals.
  • We believe in holding students to high expectations by using data to drive decision making which focuses on student achievement.
  • We believe in acknowledging and celebrating student and staff achievements.
  • We believe that by listening and showing compassion to others we will foster respect for diversity and individual differences.
  • We believe accountability lies within, but is encouraged by all.