Mission Statement and Beliefs

Midway Mission Statement
 
The mission of Midway Elementary School is to educate students through rigorous problem solving and inquiry-based instruction so that students think critically and innovatively and are college and career ready.
 
Vision
To provide a superior school, empowering students to reach their potential through academics, arts, and athletics.
 
 
Beliefs
All students are capable of learning. 
A safe, secure, positive environment is essential for learning. 
Teacher, parent, and community involvement is critical in the educational process. 
Each student is a unique and valued individual whose self-esteem is enhanced by mutual respect between students and staff. 
Students learn best when they are actively engaged in meaningful learning opportunities. 
With every right comes responsibility. 
The curriculum will include innovative and integrated approaches to STEAM education that accommodates the different strengths and learning styles of students. 
Instruction will provide for advances of an ever-changing world. 
Lifelong health habits are vital in creating citizens who are physically, mentally, and emotionally prepared for the future. 
Students will understand and appreciate people from other nations, who speak other languages and have different cultural backgrounds. 
Students will see the world through the eyes and minds of others. 
Students will be equipped with the 21st century skills necessary to be successful in our global society.
 As defined by the Partnership for the 21st Century Skills Framework, these skills are grouped into three major categories: Learning and Innovation Skills, which include creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration; Information, Media, and Technology Skills, which involve effectively using, managing, and evaluating information from digital technology and communication tools; and Life and Career Skills, which include flexibility and adaptability, self-direction, teamwork, appreciation of diversity, accountability, and leadership. 
Enable students to become lifelong problem solvers through the utilization of an engineering design process. 
Students will learn how to be good stewards of our planet.