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Welcome

Dear Students and Families,
Welcome to John Muir School! We view the education of children as a partnership among the school, the children, and the parents. We encourage family participation and involvement in all learning experiences and in our school activities. Our school has a long history of educational excellence and community. The faculty and staff are dedicated to providing challenging instruction and high achievement standards for all students. We strive to provide an inviting educational environment in which all our children become contributing members of society and inspired lifelong learners, who think for themselves.
Come and see what is happening! Join the PTA, drive on field trips, volunteer in the classroom. You have a standing invitation to Round Up, our weekly assembly, every Friday, 8:20 – 8:30 in the cafeteria. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns. I truly love John Muir School and know that by working together, we will make great things happen.

Sincerely,
Frances M. Dunleavy, Ed.D.
Principal

Vision

The John Muir School community believes that our children are our most precious resources for the future. We believe that education is a partnership between children, their families, and our school. Our teachers believe that all children can learn and succeed in a safe environment. High expectations lead our students to become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, skillful communicators, and responsible, respectful, and curious citizens.

 

FISH! Philosophy Practices

We invite you to experience the FISH! Philosophy at John Muir School. These four practices give us a common structure and vocabulary and help us relate to each other in respectful and caring ways.

  1. Be There means to pay attention, listen, and be respectful.
  2. Choose Your Attitude means to realize that we all have choices in how we react to situations.
  3. Make Their Day refers to acknowledgement, which can range from a simple thank you to a formal award.
  4. Play refers to excitement and enjoyment through learning; not running wild, but having fun, trying new things, and playing in defined ways.

Mission

The John Muir Community fosters a thoughtful, caring environment in which each child engages in social, emotional, and intellectual learning experiences. These opportunities help our students master challenging academic standards. John Muir School empowers all students to become inspired, lifelong learners with high expectations who think for themselves, and are responsible, contributing members of society.

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21st Century Skills

Below is a link is to a blog created by Parkside Assistant Principal, Dan Lyttle and El Crystal Principal, Skip Johnson. Use this link to give them feedback on what technologies and what 21st Century Skills you believe students should have access to and be learning. The blog is not part of the district but a project of “Leading Edge Certification"

http://leadingedge21stcenturyskillsfork-8.blogspot.com