School Creed

Limestone Is Proud to Be a Great Expectations Model School

The Great Expectations® (GE) teaching/training model is guided by six basic principles (Tenets). These Tenets provide guidelines for program training and implementation and serve as standards for evaluating GE schools/districts.

The GE Tenets are further defined by seventeen Classroom Practices that occur in GE classrooms, schools, and districts. Through teachers' use of the GE Classroom Practices, students become self-directed learners, productive citizens, effective communicators, critical thinkers, and cooperative contributors in the classroom as well as in society.

Educators helping students achieve excellence guide them in adhering to the following expectations:

  • We will value one another as unique and special individuals.

  • We will not laugh at or make fun of a person's mistakes nor use sarcasm or putdowns.

  • We will use good manners, saying "please," "thank you," and "excuse me" and allow others to go first.

  • We will cheer each other to success.

  • We will help one another whenever possible.

  • We will recognize every effort and applaud it.

  • We will encourage each other to do our best.

  • We will practice virtuous living, using the Life Principles.

The Tenets and Classroom Practices can be found by following the link to the Great Expectations website.

Limestone Student Creed

I am a Limestone student. I believe this is my time and place and will live each day to the fullest. I am a bright child, who is unique and special. Yesterday's failures are behind me, today's successes are before me. I will make good choices and accept the responsibility for my behavior and it's consequences. I have Great Expectations for myself and will be the BEST I can be !

Limestone Teacher's Creed

I am a teacher. I accept the challenge to be sagacious and tenacious in teaching every student, because I believe that every student can learn. I accept the responsibility to create a learning environment, conducive to optimum achievement, academically, socially and emotionally. I am a teacher. I change the world one student at a time.