I would like to begin by sharing my appreciation for the community, parents and students for their outstanding support in our efforts to be one of the best districts in the state. Also, I would like to commend our administrators and school staffs for their tremendous strides in moving our district forward in student performance. I would like to take this opportunity to share with our community the vision and mission statements for the Harrison County school district.
Proverbs 29:18 state, “Where there is no vision, the people perish...” Having a vision for our students is extremely important for our district; we realize we are here to serve the students and to focus on their performance. The vision of our district is that we will be a “model of opportunity.” When students walk across the stage at graduation and receive diplomas, our belief is that we have provided the student with the opportunity to be successful in their future endeavors, whether it is higher education or the workforce.
The mission that we have set forth to help us achieve our vision is as follows:
1. The district creates community ownership in the education of all students.
2. The district creates a student-focused education.
3. The district will maintain communication with students, parents and community members.
4. The district creates an innovative learning environment.
5. The district prepares students to compete in a global society.
Our beliefs are as follows:
1. We believe high expectations are essential for student achievement.
2. We believe that all Harrison County stakeholders can achieve the vision by working together.
3. We believe that all decisions should be made based on what is best for students.
4. We believe that education begins with relationships.
5. We believe that all students can achieve success.
6. We believe that the Harrison County School System has the resources to realize our vision.
As our students prepare for the future, we must have the vision to provide the opportunity for all students to be ready for a changing world. With the continued support of our parents and community, our students will achieve success through the opportunities provided through our district.
Again, I truly appreciate the support of our community as we continue to serve the kids in Harrison County.