NORTH ANDOVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BUILDING RESPECTFUL COMMUNITY
A Message from the Superintendent
Social-emotional learning is an integral part of North Andover’s educational mission. We feel it is important to stand behind the increasingly strong evidence that social-emotional skills positively affect student academic outcomes. Over the past year, the Administration revisited our mission and goals, and defined our social-emotional learning expectations as those which identify civic and character education as vitally important to the development of well-rounded students. These goals resulted in a culmination of four years of research, feedback and outreach conducted by the Building Respectful Community Committee (BRC).
In a continuing effort to be responsive to feedback received from students, staff, and parents through a district-wide survey, the BRC Committee will continue working collaboratively with representatives from all schools to build upon and strengthen the values associated with RAISE.
The Joint Speaker Series in conjunction with North Andover Parents Advisory Council for Children with Special Needs (NAPAC) will present several speakers throughout the course of the year including nationally renowned anti-bullying expert Dr. Elizabeth Englander, Director of the MARC Center at Bridgewater State University. MARC is an academic center, bringing services and programs in bullying and cyberbullying prevention to the K-12 Education Community.
In closing, it is important for parents and the community to know that the staff and Administration are listening and taking action to continue to strive toward our goal of building a respectful community. Thank you for your continued feedback and support.
Our Social-Emotional Learning Expectations
Civic and character education is vitally important to the development of well-rounded students. Our Building Respectful Community (BRC) initiative highlights the values associated with RAISE through which…
North Andover students will demonstrate respect. They will think about others before speaking or taking any action. They will appreciate the contributions of others, while showing respect for themselves, other people, personal and/or community property and the environment.
North Andover students will demonstrate achievement. They will exercise their best effort and judgment in all activities in which they participate and will set goals that promote positive academic, social, and personal development.
North Andover students will demonstrate inclusion. They have a responsibility to break down barriers by inviting new people into teams, circles of friends, and experiences as they work to be a unified, collaborative community.
North Andover students will demonstrate service. They believe the growth and improvement of a relationship and community depends on the willingness of others to contribute support to the greater good.
North Andover students will demonstrate empathy. They will be aware of and consider another person’s situation, feelings or motives before speaking or taking action.