Lone Pine Belief Statements
In order for learning to occur, Lone Pine staff, students, and parents believe that:
- Have the right to be educated: fairly, equally, and to the best of their ability.
- Feel successful; physically, emotionally, and academically.
- Have a good sense of self-esteem.
- Be in a physical environment that is comfortable, safe, and secure.
- Have their physical and emotional needs met.
- Respect the rights of other children.
- Respect the rights of adults.
Teachers and Staff Should:
- Be fair, consistent, enthusiastic, open minded, intuitive, creative, innovative, supportive, with a sense of humor ....
- Treat all children with respect.
- Stress the excitement and fun of learning along with the discipline of learning.
- Believe that all children can learn.
Recognize the individual needs and strengths of the child.
- Pursue personal and professional growth.
- Be involved in order to foster student success.
- Encourage their children to take responsibility while remaining supportive and encouraging.
- Provide a nurturing home environment that meets the rest and nutritional needs of the growing child.
- Balance school with extracurricular activities, home responsibilities (chores), family time and free time.
- Seek to continually improve parenting skills.
The School Environment Should:
- Be a place where children feel they belong.
- Be positive and non-threatening.
- Adapt and adjust to function at its best in a changing world.
- Have open, caring communication and interaction between students, staff and parents.
- Promote the growth, health and well-being of teachers/staff.
Together, we should:
- Recognize that we are part of a global community with responsibilities to its citizens and their environment.
- Acknowledge that all problems have solutions if the desire is great enough.
- Communicate with each other by actively listening and understanding.
- Have an open exchange of ideas in a free and non-threatening environment.