Meredith Nicholson School 96
We believe all students deserve:
At Meredith Nicholson School 96 all children feel a sense of excellence; their opinions are valued and are treated with merit. When our students arrive at school they are met with smiles and courtesy by highly qualified instructors, and staff members. School 96 is polished to perfection and bestowed with all of the supplies and equipment needed to provide a nurturing learning atmosphere. The students at School 96 have a strong environmental conscience where they reduce, reuse and recycle, showing respect for our earth’s limited resources. Our enduring community involvement helps our students to be mindful of their future career choices and aware of the individual strengths they bring to our school. Through critical classroom conversations, cooperative groups and differentiated instruction our students are tenderly guided, by standards based lessons, to exceed our expectations and provide a model for other schools. Our students use our superbly stocked media center and state of the art technologies to become academic scholars, who research, study, write and publish work of honor.
All adults in our community are living by these core convictions daily and as a result, show the following attitudes and actions:
At Meredith Nicholson School 96 we have a vision for our adult behaviors and attitudes. Our Cultural Imperatives and Four Core Values guide us in the cultivation of our school stakeholders. We believe children come first! All Meredith Nicholson employees demonstrate professionalism, integrity and realize they are fully accountable for student achievement. We believe our students’ success is the only option, and we believe academic rigor is always the norm. We strive to discover our students’ potential and nurture them as individuals. The facilities that house our children provide a learning environment that is safe, clean, secure, structured and inviting. We offer open, timely and clear communication to support our instructional diversity and recognize cultural variations. Our open communication brings the school, students, parents, families and community members into meaningful essential partnerships.
In this environment where all adults are living by their core convictions, all students:
At Meredith Nicholson School 96 we have a vision for our students’ behaviors and attitudes. At our National Blue Ribbon Award Winning School the well trained student council provides ongoing leadership and peer mediation. Our student council also leads the School 96 character education “Bucket Filler” program which encourages positive behavior with expressions of kindness, appreciation and love on a daily basis, and shows evidence of this behavior in colorful corridor incentive displays for all to see. At School 96 our ESL (English as a Second Language) population eagerly learns about their new language and culture while they cherish their native born heritage and continue to exercise their birth language and cultural norms with pride. At Meredith Nicholson there is an all-embracing range of extra curricular activities that includes; the budding artists, the local scouts, the Good News Club, the YMCA, the students who wish to learn a new language, as well as the sports enthusiasts. Our students are helped daily with homework assignments by local community churches and organizations. The local media attention is both positive and supportive which helps with our esteem building processes. With this outstanding support our children are enthusiastic about coming to school, they always have excellent attendance and they are entirely engaged in their rigorous curriculum. Our students vastly admire their school and its educators. They set lofty goals for their life achievements. They strive to be character models in our neighboring community and competitive in the global community.
As a result of these efforts, our school's student achievement data is as follows: