Ithaca: Empowering Excellence
We provide engaging opportunities that inspire all to excel.
District Belief Statements
A welcoming learning environment with modern and secure facilities promotes student learning and growth.
Students deserve a tailored learning experience, empowering them to become productive and engaged citizens.
A positive relationship with all members of our community builds mutual support, collaboration, and trust.
Every person should feel emotionally and physically safe inside and outside of school.
Students can become resilient, collaborative, and creative problem solvers.
District Goal and Strategy Timelines
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Ithaca Junior-Senior High School Mission, Vision, and Values Statements
(What is our purpose? Why do we exist?)
Ithaca Junior/Senior High School will ensure that each student acquires the skills, knowledge, and character needed for personal development and civic responsibility.
(What do we hope to become?)
Ithaca Junior/Senior High School strives to become an academically rigorous educational setting, while continuing to offer a variety of relevant elective courses and extracurricular opportunities. We will endeavor to create a meaningful relationship with every student that rewards excellence, stresses self-discipline and creates high expectations.
(How must we behave in order to make our shared vision a reality?)
The administration, faculty and staff will:
Hold student learning as our number one goal
Encourage an atmosphere which values education
Demonstrate and encourage an atmosphere of mutual respect
Develop and model social responsibility
Model and develop proactive leadership at all levels
Communicate with each other, parents, and students in a timely, regular, and meaningful manner
Preserve the sanctity of instructional time
Promote our own professional growth
Model a commitment to lifelong learning
Build positive relationships with students
Use data to facilitate and enhance instruction
Create an expectation of accountability among ourselves
Promote group cohesion and positive regard for each other
Ithaca North Elementary Mission, Vision, and Values Statements
Our mission is to educate all students with the support of home, community and staff so that the joy of learning will be an ongoing process. Students will learn more than facts; they will be taught how to learn, how to think and how to discover.
Students will accept responsibility for their learning and behavior.
Staff will accept responsibility for helping students meet high expectations for achievement.
Families will accept responsibility for the general well-being of their children and demonstrate a personal commitment to academic success.
In order to achieve the vision of North Elementary, we will:
commit to student achievement and well-being
commit to inform parents about state grade level curriculum requirements
commit to develop curriculum which advances progress toward the state standards and benchmarks
commit to develop positive relationship with school, staff and community
South Elementary School Mission, Vision, Value Statement
South Elementary school exists to develop skilled and enthusiastic learners who are responsible and caring citizens.
South Elementary School strives to become a student-focused professional learning community encompassing our families, schools, and community. With rigorous standards, we strive for student success by providing each student with the support of our educational community and a safe environment in which they can learn and achieve success.
Standards - We accept responsibility for students meeting grade level expectations
Strive - We assist students as they strive to reach their highest potential
Success - We help each student reach his/her full potential academically and socially
Support - We seek strong parent and community relationships in the educational process
Safe - We create a safe, supportive, positive and encouraging learning environment
South Elementary School is committed to the education and well-being of each student. We have identified the following values in order to guide the policies, procedures, programs, priority, and day-to-day decisions of our building. We will honor, advance, and protect these values. In order to advance our shared vision of an exemplary school, we will demonstrate:
Trustworthiness - We will educate/learn with integrity and unite to achieve a high level of mutual support and trust among all members of the learning community
Respect - We will treat one another with dignity and courtesy
Responsibility - We will actively promote and support the building and district mission vision, values and goals
Fairness - We will value justice and honesty in our relationships; we will develop and implement policies, programs and procedures to monitor and support individual student success
Caring - We will provide a safe and compassionate learning environment for students,staff, and community committed to student achievement and life-long learning
Citizenship - We will develop positive relationships with school, staff and community