The mission of Francis L. Stevens Elementary School
is to create and maintain an environment that
ensures that every student achieves high levels of
academic learning as determined by state and local
standards, and maximizes his or her potential for
personal growth. We commit to providing all students
with the comprehensive support system necessary to
meet and/or exceed these expectations.
Stevens Vision Statement
Elementary School is the home of the “Superstar.”
A “star” is born in a climate that fosters
compassion, is supportive of each child, and values
the contributions of all. The Stevens community will
strive to ensure that both challenges and successes
become opportunities for growth. We will work to
instill in all children the values that will allow
them, in all their varied abilities, to shine more
brightly as they reach for their potential.
We look to the
future by engaging our students in active learning,
guiding them to think, imagine and explore the world
around them. To help each child reach his or her
potential, we will use a tiered curriculum of
standards-based skills, interconnected disciplines,
and engaging concepts designed to accommodate a wide
range of developmental levels. Because we respect
their range of learning styles and abilities, all
children will be provided with challenges, support,
encouragement and, if necessary, timely intervention
to insure their success.
be crafted to reach beyond the curriculum,
encouraging each student to become a lifelong
learner. By blending best practices and
developmental and learning style awareness, we will
design and implement instruction that is both
rigorous and relevant. Learning will go beyond
academics, and values such as diligence, patience,
character, and compassion will be modeled and
encouraged across our entire school community.
The people of
Stevens, in all that they are and all that they
strive to be, will form the foundation for learning.
Our relationships and collaborations will create an
atmosphere rich with energy, respect, cooperation,
enthusiasm and fun. From this community, our Stevens
“Superstars” will shine in a world rich in values,
character and knowledge.