Mission, Vision & Values

Mission/Vision/Values

Together we Grow, Forever We Learn

At Henderson Elementary we will establish high standards for student achievement by:

  • Promoting quality, student-centered learning where children are creative and responsible, independent thinkers and problem solvers.

  • We will communicate, teach and model risk taking, problem solving, independence and life-long learning.

  • We will speak and act respectfully to students, colleagues, and parents.

  • We will be aware of students’ needs and foster student risk-taking.

  • Establishing a safe, happy, and motivating environment while respecting individual differences in students and adults.

  • We will communicate national, state, district, and school expectations to the community.

  • We will teach and support the Francis Howell School District curriculum daily.

  • We will have focused and open communication among grade levels and departments.

Working collaboratively with students, colleagues, and parents to achieve our shared educational purpose by developing partnerships that foster the values and initiatives of Henderson Elementary.  As a collaborative team, we will promote high levels of achievement by:

  • Defining essential outcomes for student learning.

  • Measuring their progress against a common standard.

  •  Establishing interventions to meet all needs.

  • Continually improving our instructional practices by:  

  • Keeping abreast of current educational research.

  • Participating in professional development.

  • Supporting a challenging student-centered curriculum with high expectations.

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