Mssion Statement

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Tavia Hess
ED 533 Curriculum development
Mission Statement Dr. Crosby
November 30, 2012

I choose Holmes County School District as the site to critique the mission statement that they already have in place. The HCSD is located in Lexington, Ms. According to the 2010-2011 Children First annual report; the district serves about 3,175 students. The district is about 99% African American students, and less than one percent Hispanic, White, Asian and Native American students.

Holmes County School District Mission Statement
Original Mission:
To prepare students to leave Holmes College ready.

I decided to keep the district’s mission statement.

Five rationales from http://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/admin/admin229.shtml:

1. The mission statement identifies the goals and aspirations of the district. 2. The mission statement expresses what the district would like to see from students. 3. The mission statement challenges the district to meet all the students’ needs. 4. The mission statement expresses the desire expectations of the students. 5. The mission statement reminds the staff and students what the district is aiming to be and not just what it is.

JJ McClain Middle School Mission Statement

Original Mission:
To prepare students to leave Holmes College ready.

I decided to keep the school’s mission statement.

Five rationales from http://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/admin/admin229.shtml 1. The mission statement identifies the student’s goal. 2. The mission statement allows for teachable moments.

3. The mission statement guides the school for what it should be and not what it is. 4. The mission statement identifies the goal of the school as a reminder of what they believe. 5. The mission statement serves as a reminder to students, parents, and staff as what the district expects.

Principal’s Mission

Original Mission:
Keep away from people who try and belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that,...
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