• Lone Pine Belief Statements

    In order for learning to occur, Lone Pine staff, students, and parents believe that:

    Children Should:

    • 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.

    Parents Should:

    • 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.