Pentucket Regional School District Mission Statement
In the Pentucket Regional School community, everyone works together in an environment founded upon trust, integrity, fairness, and open communication with that belief that every individual can discover and develop talents and abilities, and pursue unlimited potential. The hallmarks of this community are educational excellence, respect for self and others, and responsible, ethical citizens.
Our vision of the future guides our decisions and priorities.
We envision a School District:
- where students will be engaged in instructional programs that will develop their communications skills, critical thinking skills, productive utilization of technology, creativity, and ability to work cooperatively and independently
- where students are motivated to learn and excited about learning.
- which provides both curricular and co-curricular activities that will challenge all students.
- where teachers have a command of content knowledge, make use of appropriate strategies and methodologies, and serve as important role models for students.
- with a caring and committed faculty and staff who will be continuously engaged in learning and developing their skills.
- where parents realize the vital role they play in the education of their children and work cooperatively with their children's teachers and administrators.
- where instructional programs and services reflect the learning needs of individual students.
- where learning objectives are clearly defined and a comprehensive system of assessing student progress is in place.
- where all its members feel valued, cared for, and safe.
- where facilities and instructional materials are of high quality, are well maintained, and are conductive to learning.
We expect that our students will:
- have an appreciation for the arts.
- think critically and exhibit creativity.
- use technology effectively to access and process information.
- learn how to work independently and with others.
- demonstrate strong communication skills.
- accept challenges and take intellectual risks.
- have an appreciation for learning as a life-long process.
- understand the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of citizenship and have respect for the rights of others.
- possess skills necessary to further their education and/or compete in the job market.
- have an appreciation for all academic areas.
Our beliefs work together to form the foundation for all of our actions. We believe that:
- the ultimate commitment of the school system is to the students.
- every individual has potential, can learn, and should have an equal opportunity to learn.
- self esteem, which derives from hard work, persistence, and pride in accomplishments, should be developed and encouraged in each individual.
- the acquisition of academic and applied life skills are the right and responsibility of each student.
- a positive relationship and rapport between teacher and student is essential for maximum learning to take place.
- students, teachers, administrators, and parents are responsible and accountable for student learning.
- parents are the child's first teachers and parental involvement enhances the educational process.
- active community involvement is an important component of the educational process.
- instructional programs grow out of an awareness of current learning theories and emphasize learning as an active process.
- high standards and expectations are a prerequisite to achieving excellence.
- the uniqueness of the individual and the strength of diversity should be supported and respected.