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BIGELOW'S CORE VALUES


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.

RESPECT

* 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

RESPONSIBILITY

* 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
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