The Bigelow Middle School community strives to create and provide children with a safe and comfortable environment wherein they will develop RESPECT for self and others, a sense of RESPONSIBILITY for oneself and community, and a LOVE OF LEARNING.
* Accept and appreciate human differences * Acknowledge and appreciate different learning styles * Value the rights and property of others * Encourage others to express opinions, take risks and meet challenges * Value the contributions and efforts of everyone * Demonstrate respect, kindness and a sense of responsibility towards others and oneself
* Accept responsibility for one's own actions * Treat oneself and others with respect * Cooperate with others to reach common goals * Acknowledge obligations to the community and environment * Maintain clear behavioral expectations of civility and accountability * Value the inclusion of all community members * Inform a trusted adult of serious violations of school rules
LOVE OF LEARNING
* Take responsibility for learning: develop good study skills, come to school, and be prepared to learn * Acquire a strong academic foundation * Develop an enthusiasm for life-long learning and pursuit of knowledge * Strive for academic excellence through risk taking and consistent effort * Understand the link between effort and achievement * Acquire basic skills important to future learning * Develop the habit of critical thinking and intellectual curiosity * Develop the desire to learn more and challenge oneself * Develop the confidence to strive for one's personal best