​Our mission is to work with and inspire students to grow and develop their ability to learn, think and inquire through meaningful, motivating and rewarding learning experiences supported by highly qualified caring adults in a safe, supportive and inviting community.

That mission statement was created during our recent strategic improvement planning process. Folks from throughout our community came together to identify our core values, dream about the future, and create plans to reach those dreams. One of those core values, as reflected in the mission statement, is the need for caring adults to support #OurKids. Another is the importance of creating a safe, supportive, and inviting community.

Recent events have left many questioning just how safe and supported they are in our nation, and whether some key adults in our country can be described as “caring.” While our impact on a national stage may be limited, there is much we can do for #OurKids, our friends, and our local community. The beauty of schools, especially public schools, is that we have a sacred opportunity to show our students every day, through our words and actions, that they are loved, cared for, and appreciated.

I am honored to serve a school district and a community where everyday we strive to meet the needs of our students–ALL of our students. #OurKids is not just a fun hashtag, it’s a reflection of our core values. We truly believe that every student deserves to be supported by caring adults in a safe, supportive and inviting community. I know our teachers, administrators, and support staff give their best for #OurKids everyday and I applaud them for their great work.