Belief Statements

The Steel Valley School District believes that . . .

  • an educated citizenry is the foundation for a democratic society.
  • students, family, school, and community all share in the responsibility for education.
  • all people are capable of learning, and learning is a life-long process.
  • all individuals have equal intrinsic worth.
  • our Educational Program will foster enrichment, creativity, and a sense of self-worth.
  • education is the primary means through which individuals and society create and adapt to change.
  • the educational process requires active learning and innovation through the use of a wide variety of instructional methods and resources.
  • high expectations, positive attitudes, and concerted effort directly affect performance, and form the keystone for the entire education process.
  • role models are valuable because they affect behavior, learning, and achievement.
  • the respect of others is directly inter-related to the degree one respects oneself.
  • it is important for people to learn to work together because life is primarily interdependent.
  • a safe, stimulating, comfortable, caring, and attractive environment is conducive to learning.
  • effective governance and decision-making are based on mutual trust and respect and can be enhanced through a climate of open communications.
  • fiscal responsibility requires the judicious use of all available resources.
  • each person has his or her uniqueness, worthy to make special contributions.
  • education is the foundation for a democratic society to achieve.
  • all people are capable of learning in a variety of ways, at different times, but continually throughout life.
  • children are the most important resource for a community.
  • high expectations are critical for the success of education.
  • education should foster/enhance creativity.
  • the level of expectations has a significant impact on the level of achievement.
  • the respect of others is directly related to the degree that one respects oneself.
  • people need to get along with others.
  • people need self-esteem.
  • self-esteem is a basic need similar to food and shelter.

Recent News

Decorate Gavin’s Tree

November 11, 2019

Please help us decorate Gavin’s tree in the SV High School lobby with donations of NEW mittens, hats, gloves, & socks for KIDS & TEENS. We will collect items during the months of November & December.  All items will then be donated to children in the community who need them for the winter.

We loved having 246 people attend the Town Hall meeting on October 29, 2019! We have compiled a summary of the ideas that we received, and they are attached for your review. As we move forward, we hope to continue to gain valuable input from all of our stakeholders. When we set the date of the next Town Hall meeting, we will communicate it widely to our community. Thank you for your contributions! Eddie Wehrer Superintendent

Town Hall Follow-up

November 1, 2019

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