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We believe... Our students will be treated with respect. Our students will feel cared for, cared about and proud of what they accomplish. Our students will be taught according to their capabilities and learning styles. Our students will have positive role models to teach positive behaviors and will be acknowledged. Our student’s needs will be met academically, socially and emotionally. Our students teachers, families and community members will have clear, high expectations to help all children achieve. Our school is a safe place where all children can learn. Our children will be provided with successful experiences that are meaningful, challenging and fun. Our children will have access to current global trends to produce high levels of achievement.
At Stiles Elementary School, we believe that building character is important. We believe that our school will help students become prepared for life. We emphasize academics and being well informed. In addition, we expect students to develop the capacity to live responsibly and to judge wisely in life and conduct.
We emphasize seven virtue qualities: honesty, respect, responsibility, compassion, self-discipline, perseverance, and giving. As we talk about, define and practice these virtues at school, we also know our Stiles families can use the vocabulary and virtues at home.
Every week we give Wildcat Virtue Awards to students. We read their names on the morning news, take their picture and give them a prize. We share how they were showing a virtue so that students know what it looks like. Families can also give their student(s) Virtue awards at home. Students may bring their slip to school and they will be posted in the cafeteria and then returned to the student.