Respectful, Responsible, Confident Thinkers
In addition to a strong focus on academics, we strive to instill core values in our students. Creating Respectful, Responsible, Confident Thinkers is a priority for staff and parents, as evidenced by our parent survey and staff conversations.
These gatherings occur two times a month and bring our school community together to learn and celebrate our character traits in action.
Pawsitively Edgewood Matrix
As a school community we strive to do what is right, even when no one is looking. We see the positives of clearly identifying what is expected and what it looks like. Having common language for students and staff helps ensure we are on the same page.
Establishing a caring culture in each classroom is important at our school. The chance for children to interact with one another each morning helps establish confidence and many important communication skills.
Younger classes are paired with older classes for monthly activities. This provides older students with the opportunity to foster leadership skills and a chance for younger students to have role models in their older
4th graders help K4 students get home on the bus, and 5th graders teach K5 students how to get home at the end of the day. Safety Patrol helps promote a healthy and safe climate in our hallways and on our sidewalks. Peaceful School Bus fosters relationships on bus routes.
A safe place for students to go on the playground if they are feeling sad or lonely. Other children have the opportunity to put their empathy in action by asking students if they would like to play or walk and talk.
A caring group of peers that provides support and friendship to focal students with disabilities.
This team serves as a vehicle for student input on a variety of issues. A primary area of focus includes spearheading Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
Parents support our various efforts by offering input, financial support or volunteering time at our various school events. One example is parents hosting our “Annual School Picnic” in June.
Apaws slips are given to students and staff who have demonstrated a character trait in action. Students of the Month are nominated by our school community and are children who show strong character traits on a regular basis.
Service Learning, Service Projects, Community Service. We do various school, local and global initiatives to help teach our students the value of doing for others.