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Mission and Values


SLMS Mission Statement

Our mission is to ensure learning for each student through a developmentally appropriate program which promotes intellectual, physical, emotional, and social growth.

SLMS Values

  • We believe all students can learn.
  • We believe all students must prepare for a changing world by becoming life-long learners.
  • We believe in establishing a climate of high expectations for student achievement and in celebrating excellence.
  • We believe a safe and orderly environment is conducive to learning.
  • We believe students, parents, teachers, and administrators are partners working together to ensure the highest level of student achievement.
  • We believe middle school students’ needs include exploration, socialization, identification, and belonging.
  • We believe the middle school program must provide developmental opportunities for exploration through co-curricular activities, homeroom, FLIGHT, and SOAR.
  • We believe the middle school program must integrate into the curriculum appropriate life skill tools and processes and a common vocabulary of character traits which facilitate character development.
  • We believe the middle school program must incorporate democratic principles and citizenship expectations that teach each student responsibility for his/her educational success.