As a public school, it is essential to recognize and accept all
students as unique individuals in terms of needs, interests, and
abilities; and to effect, in cooperation with parents or guardians,
positive changes in their intellectual, physical, emotional, and social
It is the responsibility of Londonderry Middle School to provide an
atmosphere which fosters the creative spirit, encourages positive
self-esteem, increases self-confidence, and creates opportunities for
decision-making by its students while providing for the development of
basic skills and awareness of personal needs and potentials.
In recognizing the rapid and profound physical changes in the early
adolescent student, it is imperative that the curriculum offer adequate
opportunities, which will enable students to be aware of the health
issues which are vital to a healthy lifestyle.
While students should be exposed to a variety of teaching methods,
which address diverse learning styles, it is essential that they develop
skills in a learning by doing, cooperative approach. Furthermore, it is
necessary that students be made aware of and exposed to acceptance of
responsibility, tolerance, change, effective citizenship, and acceptable
It is also understood that learning is a lifelong process, which is
not limited to school experiences. A primary purpose of the school is to
provide students with the skills and attitudes necessary to actively
participate in their own education and which will foster constant
learning throughout their lives.
The school is an integral part if the community. It is vital that
there exist an active, voluntary, and cooperative effort among staff,
parents, students and the community. The lines of communication must
stay open to assure the coordination of mutual efforts to help students
achieve future success.