Mission and Beliefs

Kate Duncan Smith DAR Middle School builds life-long learners in a nurturing environment of mutual respect that promotes excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. Our dedicated staff works to instill knowledge, learning strategies, and behavior patterns that empower students to meet life's future challenges.

Mission:

Do the Right Thing

3 Rs:  Respect, Responsibility, and Resourcefulness

Our mission is to provide a nurturing environment that promotes learning as a lifelong process and enables all students to become respectful, responsible and resourceful citizens.

Beliefs:

1. DAR Middle believes that the school climate and activities encourage the virtues of respect, responsibility, resourcefulness, including:

* Honesty

* Self-discipline

* Perseverance

* Generosity

* Compassion

* Respectfulness

* Creativity

* Dependability

2. DAR Middle believes that development of the whole child is essential and that each child has unique interests, needs, and abilities.

3. DAR Middle believes that a cooperative partnership among the student, family, school, and community is essential for student growth and development.

4. DAR Middle believes that education should be based on strong basic skills that also encompass creative usage, problem solving, critical and analytical thinking, and cooperative work traits.


* Honesty

* Self-discipline

* Perseverance

* Generosity

* Compassionate

* Respectful

* Creative

* Dependable

* Honesty

* Self-discipline

* Perseverance

* Generosity

* Compassionate

* Respectful

* Creative

* Dependable