At Jefferson we are helping our students develop a GROWTH MINDSET. We want to inspire our students to believe that hard work can pay off. Instead of saying things like “I can’t do that” or “I don’t know that,” we would rather they say, “I can’t do that YET” or “I can learn it with hard work.” The brain is a muscle that grows with exercise! We want students to know, and truly believe, that they are capable of anything if they are willing to put forth the required effort. We also want them to know that mistakes are opportunities to learn and grow. Mistakes do not make us failures, they make us smarter!
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MISSION & VISION
Our mission is to educate and inspire ALL students to be their personal best, while providing them with the skills and confidence that will empower them to be successful.
Our vision is to develop student character and knowledge so ALL students achieve success (academic and social) in order to strengthen our entire community.
COLLECTIVE COMMITMENTS will help us achieve our vision!
Establish deep implementation of PLC. (Consistent collaboration)
Model, teach, and reinforce a growth mindset (students and staff).
Engage students – they cannot learn if they are not engaged.
Guide and expect positive interpersonal skills (Social/Emotional
Challenge students through higher-level questioning and thinking skills.
Recognize and implement procedures for student and teacher accountability.
Build a partnership with parents. (Communicate with parents; help parents develop skills to assist in the education of their child; invite parent volunteers into the classroom to assist with academic goals; stress the importance of attendance and parent accountability)