Dear Silvia Community,
In our continued efforts to improve, during the 2019 - 2020 school year Silvia staff spent Professional Development, Instructional Leadership, and Common Planning Time to have discussions relative to the social and emotional wellness of our students. At the core of this work is the belief programs that support students’ development in communicating effectively, negotiating conflict, practicing empathy, understanding their own skills and abilities, managing their emotions and behavior, and other social and emotional skills can lead to better academic and life outcomes.
As a staff, we worked together to develop our own core beliefs relative to the social and emotional well-being of our students. These beliefs serve as the “why” we are committed to teaching our students how to achieve and maintain self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.
Silvia Elementary School’s Core Beliefs are:
We believe all students are entitled to a respectful, caring, and safe learning environment where they are encouraged to take risks in order to grow academically, emotionally and socially.
We believe that recognizing and honoring diversity strengthens our ability to teach the whole child and build a sense of community.
We believe all students will develop the coping skills necessary to build self reliance, perseverance, and self awareness in order to become intrinsically motivated independent thinkers in a collaborative environment.
We believe mastery learning is best achieved when students have opportunities to apply skills in authentic situations.