Our Vision at Lincoln Elementary:
Lincoln School is a diverse and compassionate learning environment where everyone is engaged in a variety of educational opportunities that meet the needs of the whole child.
The school community has high expectations that foster academic success for every student, an intrinsic appreciation for life-long learning, and create socially responsible and globally aware citizens.
We will demonstrate compassion, respect and responsibility with the support of, and example set by, all school community members -in a variety of environments- as evidenced by improved character and academic achievement.
The focus of our school improvement plan is to align our school practices and conditions with our Vision Statement through implementation of research-based practices and strategies in areas targeted for improvement based on data and authentic student outcomes. A vision that is shared, not just in its development but also in its implementation, compels everyone to work together in our strife for improvement and progression. The creation of this vision sets in motion an improvement process that follows - and most importantly - it compels people to action.
Beliefs are core values or guiding principles that drive a school’s everyday actions. During the 2011-12 school year, the Lincoln Faculty revisited their core beliefs in order to ensure they were clearly stated, and could also be evidenced and measured by our daily intentional actions.
The following statements are the beliefs of the Lincoln Faculty in regards to students and their performance, school effectiveness, and school and community contexts.
- All students will learn with appropriate opportunities for success.
- Students need to apply their knowledge and utilize problem-solving skills in meaningful contexts.
- Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.
- Students learn best when they are actively engaged in their own learning process, measured by formative and summative assessments.
- A student’s self-esteem is enhanced by positive adult relationships and mutual respect between student and staff.
- A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
- Cultural diversity increases student understanding of different people and cultures.
- All staff, administrators, parents, and the community share the responsibility for advancing the school’s mission- ensuring our students are appropriately challenged to meet expectations.
- Data-driven decisions create the most effective learning environments and opportunities.