MissionThe mission of The Queen City Academy Charter School is to provide a nurturing and cooperative learning community where each student can achieve his/her maximum academic, creative and physical potential; develop a lifelong love of learning; develop respect for self and others in a multicultural world; develop self confidence and self esteem; function with high ethical standards; and accept responsibility.
I love my school. We congregate every morning in our auditorium before homeroom and say the Pledge of Allegiance and our school mission statement. Our Director (principal) or Asst. Director (vice principal) reads the daily announcements and then we are dismissed.
I think our morning routine really makes us feel like a family, we are a small K-8 school and even though the 8th graders tend to think its a little corny, it is nice to be all together as one school body in the morning.
We started last year by really focusing on our mission, but it kind of faded out. We say it every morning, so it does get to be a little automatic. I would like to focus on keeping that mission front and center all year long. The biggest challenge in our whole statement though is "develop a lifelong love of learning." I think the staff and students do a great job with every other line in our mission except this one.
Does your school have a mission statement and how do you carry it out?
Do you have a mission or vision statement for your classroom? I tried that last year as a suggestion by Principal Kafele who we had the honor of hearing speak at our school during our PD week. My vision looked like this:
We will persevere in problem solving.
We will not fear mistakes but embrace them as opportunities for learning. We shall achieve the goal of becoming mathematical thinkers.
I still like my vision statement, but again it fizzled out after the first week or so.