Each day our students live and learn Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective people.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
1. Be Proactive -
you're in charge
2. Begin with the End in Mind -
have a plan
3. Put First Things First -
work first, then play
4. Think Win-Win -
everyone can win
5. Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood - listen before you talk
6. Synergize -
together is better
7. Sharpen the Saw -
balance feels best
Dakota Valley Mission: L.E.A.D
We come to school to learn and to achieve and we believe the best way to do that is to empower our students to make their own choices and dream big dreams for their future.This is the work of our teachers. You see LEAD in action in the classroom, the cafeteria, the playground, the library, our hallways, at events, in PE, music, art, technology and STEM. It permeates our school. One of the ways we empower our students to LEAD is through the 7 Habits and being a Leader in Me school. We believe that if we teach the students the 7 Habits of highly effective people they will have the inner tools to make decisions that impact their life in a positive and fulfilling way. These decisions may be academic, emotional, spiritual or social. In the end we know that when kids and adults practice the 7 Habits great things happen. When students follow one of the 7 Habits they are recognized by receiving a POP award.
Additionally, we HOWL at Dakota Valley to create a positive learning environment where teachers can teach and students can learn and be leaders. We believe that we need to teach kids what is expected of them in various settings. We want kids to be Helpful, Own their actions, make Wise choices and to be Learners in all aspects of our school. So we participate in PBIS (positive, behavior, intervention supports). We want to catch kids doing the right thing and focus on the good. We expect kids to follow the rules, but we also like to recognize students who help to make our school a great place to be so we can all LEAD.