Happy Friday Everyone!  

A key element of being "Committed to Excellence" and "The School of Choice" is relationships.  Relationship can be defined as the way in which two or more people or groups regard and behave toward each other.  Positive relationships form the foundation of our two mantras.  Positive doesn't mean we don't deal with conflict or adversity.  Positive means we maintain our composure and respect each other even in times of disagreement.   Respect is also paramount to building and maintaining great relationships.  The challenge we face with respect is our personal definitions may vary and our visions of what it looks like are not exactly the same.  Respect can be linked to responsibility, empathy, compassion, kindness, cooperation, collaboration, teamwork, effort, integrity, obedience, authority, etc.   Our relationships are created and sustained through respect.  Our relationships provide the pathway to high expectations, a commitment to excellence, and the school of choice.  

Happy Friday!