It is the mission of St. Croix Central Middle School to accomplish the following goals through support and integration of a character education throughout the curriculum:
- Create a civil and caring environment that makes effective teaching and learning possible.
- Reduce negative student behavior such as violence (bullying, cyberbullying,) substance abuse, and disrespect of teachers, parents and peers.
- Improve academic performance.
- Prepare young adolescents to be responsible citizens and productive members of society.
The following Character Traits are highlighted in our involvement with the students and staff here at the Middle School.
|Adaptability||Be ready and willing to adjust as necessary to the changes in people and circumstances that arise in daily life.|
|Compassion||Show kindness and concern for others in distress by offering help whenever possible.|
|Contemplation||Think things through with proper care before taking action.|
|Courage||Face difficulty or danger and express your beliefs even if you are afraid.|
|Honesty||Be truthful in all you do and never deceive, steal, or take advantage of the trust of others.|
|Initiative||Take responsible action on your own, without prompting from others.|
|Loyalty||Show others that you are faithful and dependable when you have a commitment to them.|
|Optimism||Strive to be hopeful and positive in your beliefs about yourself, others, and the future.|
|Perseverance||Continue to work hard and persist toward the goal even when obstacles and difficulties arise.|
|Respect||Show consideration and regard for yourself, others, and the world around you.|
|Responsibility||Demonstrate that you consider yourself to be accountable for your actions and that you follow through on your commitments.|
|Trustworthiness||Show others by your actions that you are reliable and believable and deserving of their confidence.|