• Mission, Vision and Core Values

    MISSION STATEMENT

    RSU 63 engages all students in high quality academic and co-curricular programs in a safe and supportive learning environment so they may succeed in school and reach their fullest potential in life. 

    VISION

    Within the next 10 years...

    • All students will be well prepared for high school academically and with life skills and a work ethic that enables them to succeed.
    • RSU 63 will be recognized for its high quality academic offerings as well as its supports and extensions that meet students "where they are" with respect to individual needs and capabilities.
    • Students will have access to a broad range of co-curricular offerings before and after school that engage students physically, mentally and socially, allow for cross-grade-level interactions, and bolster their confidence and readiness to live and work in a global community.
    • RSU 63 will be known for its distinctive outdoor education focus and programs that provide all students with opportunities for learning about and gaining skills in the natural world, and linking their experiences to the core academic curriculum.
    • RSU 63 will be known for its highly qualified, skillful, understanding teachers, staff and administrators and be considered an outstanding district within which to work and grow professionally.
    • RSU 63 will continue to be known for its small, family feel - for offering small class sizes, a safe and nurturing environment, a close-knit community of teachers, staff and administrators, frequent and effective parent-teacher communication, and strong local community support. In short, RSU 63 will be a place where the colloquial saying, "It takes a village to raise a child." rings true.
    • All students will have reliable and equitable access to advanced educational technologies that are well integrated throughout the curriculum and used appropriately to enhance teaching and learning.
    • RSU 63 will be moving forward on a plan to have a state-of-the-art campus and center for students as well as adult learners throughout the community.

     

    CORE VALUES 

         

    HONESTY

     

    KINDNESS

         

    AN HONEST EDUCATOR:

    • Tells the truth, “both positive and negative” when constructive
    • Addresses concerns directly
    • Admits mistakes

    AN HONEST STUDENT:

    • Tells the truth, “both positive and negative” when constructive
    • Addresses concerns directly
    • Admits mistakes

    AN HONEST PARENT:

    • Tells the truth, “both positive and negative” when constructive
    • Addresses concerns directly
    • Admits mistakes

     

     

    A KIND EDUCATOR:

    • Treats all students fairly as individuals
    • Is supportive
    • Is patient

    A KIND STUDENT:

    • Accepts others
    • Helps and seeks to understand others
    • Is caring and supportive

    A KIND PARENT:

    • Accepts limitations
    • Is supportive
    • Is patient and helpful

     

    RESPECT

     

    COMPASSION

         

    A RESPECTFUL EDUCATOR:

    • Is a good listener to others
    • Is a positive role model
    • Treats personal and public property and environment with care
    • Follows the Golden Rule

    A RESPECTFUL STUDENT:

    • Is a good listener to others
    • Is a positive role model
    • Treats personal and public property and environment with care
    • Follows the Golden Rule

    A RESPECTFUL PARENT:

    • Is a good listener to others
    • Is a positive role model
    • Treats personal and public property and environment with care
    • Follows the Golden Rule

     

     

    A COMPASSIONATE EDUCATOR:

    • Takes time to listen and talk
    • Creates a nurturing, safe environment
    • Demonstrates that they care
    • Is empathetic and careful with others’ feelings

    A COMPASSIONATE STUDENT:

    • Takes time to listen and talk
    • Takes opportunities to help others
    • Is accepting of others’ differences
    • Is empathetic and careful with others’ feelings

    A COMPASSIONATE PARENT:

    • Takes time to listen and talk
    • Creates a nurturing, safe environment
    • Is willing to compromise and be open
    • Is empathetic and careful with others feelings

     

    RESPONSIBILITY

     

    COURAGE

         

    A RESPONSIBLE EDUCATOR:

    • Communicates clear expectations and sets reasonable goals
    • Follows through with commitments
    • Continues to be a lifelong learner

    A RESPONSIBLE STUDENT:

    • Comes to school prepared
    • Follows through with commitments
    • Invests time in their own learning

     A RESPONSIBLE PARENT:

    • Helps students learn how to be prepared
    • Follows through with commitments
    • Invests time in their children’s education/lives

     

     

    A COURAGEOUS EDUCATOR:

    • Will act upon his/her own beliefs
    • Encourages individual decision making
    • Enforces consequences

    A COURAGEOUS STUDENT:

    • Will act upon his/her own beliefs
    • Will resist negative pressures
    • Accepts consequences

    A COURAGEOUS PARENT:

    • Will act upon his/her own beliefs
    • Encourages individual decision making
    • Enforces consequences