The mission of the Pine-Richland School District is to focus on learning for every student every
The vision of the Pine-Richland School District is a picture developed by a student that captures the
mission and provides a vivid reminder of the challenge and opportunity of our schools. The image conveys the following:
- Learning is our primary purpose.
- Learning occurs inside and outside the classroom.
- Learning is measured as BOTH achievement AND growth.
- Learning happens differently for different people so flexibility and variation is needed in the
- Learning requires effort and persistence.
- Learning is for all of us and requires the support of everyone (e.g., student, staff, and
Personal Growth represents a belief in the whole child and development through the years at Pine-Richland.
In addition to academic growth, this value is meant to represent social, emotional, and
physical growth as well. Personal growth can also be applied to the staff.
Resiliency is locally defined as "the ability to adapt well in the face of hard times and build upon
one's strengths." It was adapted from the American Psychological Association. We believe that
students must be equipped to handle success and adversity in their lives.
Innovation represents break-through change. Through the town hall discussions, innovation also
signals an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. These skills are important for post high
Innovation represents breakthrough change or new ways of performance in a discontinuous manner. Through the town hall discussions, innovation also signals an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking.
Diverse Opportunities capture the importance of a wide range of choices in academics, athletics,
arts and activities. It acknowledges the fact that students have varied interests. Exposure to a wide
variety of opportunities helps them achieve personal growth and potential areas of future interest.
Engagement reflects the degree to which students, staff, parents, and community are part of the
school district. It reflects engagement in the classroom for students as well as their connection to
other aspects of student life. For our staff and community, engagement is a critical element of
achieving our goals.