WATERVILLE JUNIOR HIGH VISION STATEMENT
The members of the staff of Waterville Junior High School believe that each child is an individual and that emerging adolescence is a unique phase of child development. The staff members agree that exploration, discovery, socialization and direction occur in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. The staff believes it must strive to reach and to teach the whole child. They accept a commitment to aid each student to grow and to develop emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially.
The members of the staff recognize the critical aspect of courtesy and the value of humor in the building of strong inter-personal relationships. They recognize the destructive quality of prejudice and affirm their respect for all individual differences. The staff members recognize the need to provide a climate in which students and adults are learners and the attitude for life-long learning is fostered. This climate should encourage critical thinking, reasoned choices, freedom of expression, and the ability to accept the consequences of our decisions and behavior. Staff members understand that a free and just society is dependent upon a competency in the skills of good citizenship.The members of the staff recognize the changing nature of the human community, the environment, and the world, and they strive to provide the skills needed to adapt and to respond to their changes.
WATERVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Waterville Public Schools is to help students attain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to achieve personal fulfillment, be responsible citizens, do meaningful work, and pursue lifelong learning.
To achieve our mission we believe that our curriculum should provide all students with a foundation of knowledge, skills and academic standards, along with opportunities to demonstrate and apply learning in varied ways across all curriculum areas. Curriculum and program offerings should provide opportunities for all students to realize their fullest potential and to celebrate their individual worth. Programs and activities should be challenging and should promote and enhance students’ physical, emotional, intellectual, and social well-being.
Furthermore, we will strive to produce graduates who think critically and independently, adapt to new and changing situations, make appropriate choices, and act in a respectful and responsible manner.
We believe that all employees of Waterville Public Schools should serve as models for students in helping them:
* Demonstrate the ability to solve problems
* Communicate clearly and effectively
* Make responsible decisions as world citizens
* Use technological resources to enhance their learning
* Research, analyze, and apply information
* Behave in a respectful and responsible manner
* Appreciate world cultures and diversity
Waterville Public Schools is committed to working with parents and the community to provide the necessary leadership, resources and support to accomplish our mission.