Last fall I had the privilege of attending our fall band concert. As I sat and listened, I was reminded, again, of what we are able to accomplish when we work together for a common purpose. When doing so, what results is often times greater than the sum of the individual parts. In education and business circles, they refer to this concept as “synergism.”
Brownstown Central Middle School
Webster’s Dictionary defines mission as, “the act of sending or state of being sent for a particular purpose.” For BCMS, our mission is our clear understanding for our purpose for existence.
The mission of Brownstown Central Middle School is to make all students future ready by providing a safe, engaging learning culture based on the character principles of mutual respect, personal responsibility, and gallant resourcefulness.
Webster’s Dictionary defines vision as, “the act or sense of seeing.” It also defines vision as, “keen foresight” or “a beautiful person or thing.” While our mission is our clear understanding for our purpose for existence as a school, it is our vision that paints the picture of what we can become together. This is how we “see” our school:
Brownstown Central Middle School develops intellectually reflective students who value learning, are intrepid in their pursuits, and support each other in becoming productive citizens in the global community.
Webster’s Dictionary defines value as, “that quality which renders something useful.” It also defines value as, “something intrinsically useful or desirable.” Add an “s” to value and you have, “principles or standards.”
Our values define those attitudes and behaviors we embrace as an organization. (Careful . . . you just might find our “Three R’s.” ) As a middle school:
Webster’s Dictionary defines a goal as, “the score achieved in a game.” It also defines goal as, “the end aimed at.”
Our goals provide the reinforcement and feedback needed to measure our progress toward realizing our school's vision.
Webster’s Dictionary defines a belief as, “the acceptance of something as fact.” It also defines belief as, “conviction,” “reliance,” “creed,” and “expectation.”
Everyone has the capacity to learn.
Everyone has the personal responsibility to learn.
Education is earned, not given.
High expectations for all students lead to greater individual growth at all academic levels.
Providing timely and relevant interventions insures student progress.
Accountability for excellence is shared . . . students, teachers, parents, and community.