Mission and Philosophy

.............Helping Students Achieve Their Dreams.........

 


Philosophy Statement

 

Community Unit School District #205 is committed to working together with teachers, parents and the community to offer a comprehensive and challenging education for every student. We want each student to be well-prepared for life in an ever-changing society.

To that end, we emphasize essential critical thinking skills in addition to basic fundamentals in the language arts, sciences, mathematics and social studies. Our curriculum, aligned with state and national standards, is both challenging and relevant to students. We hope this strong foundation helps them to adapt and succeed in their years beyond graduation.
           
As a District, we have high expectations for our students. Teachers, parents and administrators work together in both building and district improvement teams in an ongoing effort to meet student needs and continue to achieve higher levels of excellence district-wide.
           
Professional development for all certified employees is a priority in District #205. We want all staff members to be knowledgeable about current learning theories while understanding how those trends may reflect and uphold the Instructional Beliefs (below)adopted by the district's Board of Education.
           
As a whole, the attitude in District #205 reflects a feeling of pride and investment in our schools, our students and our staff. As current goals are worked through and accomplished, new goals are developed. Our work toward continual improvement will never be finished while we still have children in our classrooms.


Instructional Beliefs
 

  • Instruction must be relevant.

  • Instruction must be based on high expectations.

  • The instructional climate must foster and encourage educational risk taking.

  • Students have the right to a classroom environment conducive to learning.

  • Instruction must address the diversity of our student and community population.

  • Instruction must meet students at their educational level and provide successes that will advance them.

  • The school needs to provide frequent and consistent positive messages regarding each student's worth and ability to learn.

  • Use of technological skills is essential.

  • All students should learn and practice the skills needed to work cooperatively.

  • All students and staff must respect the physical, emotional, and intellectual well being of others.

  • Education of the whole child is necessary.

  • Students learn in a variety of ways. Good instruction should incorporate a variety of teaching methods to accommodate these styles.
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