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I truly believe that all students can, and will have an opportunity, to learn at Elmwood to better equip them with skills that will be useful later in life. The district feels that we must make a concerted effort to help each student develop feelings of self worth and confidence which will enable each to experience a sense of pride and accomplishment. Through a multi-faucet educational program students will experience utilization of technology, hands-on learning, community involvement, and lessons structured to be relevant to learning which will enable each student to develop potential as an individual to make useful contributions as a member of society.
Teachers have utilized professional development opportunities to direct and encourage students to think independently, logically and creatively, and fosters communication of ideas to be meaningful. We will ensure that each student is equipped to appreciate the arts, culture, and interpersonal relationships. Such awareness, habits, and skill will assist them in accepting a realistic evaluation of themselves, their personal and vocational ambitions, and their environment.
Finally, the school should be a place that promotes mutual trust between staff and students, as well as values of fairness, generosity, and tolerance. Since the school reflects the needs, values , strengths, and aspirations of the community, it follows that the school, home and appropriate agencies should work together to assure that each person involved is regard as a individual worth of our sincere interest, respect and best efforts.
Christopher Segerstrom, MS/HS Principal