Our Guiding Principles
Our work towards excellence at Boones Ferry Primary is supported by four guiding principles. Our practice of these guiding principles is helping us to shape the Boones Ferry way. These four guiding principals provide the foundation for the kind of learning community capable of supporting our mission.Treat ourselves and others well.The first is to treat ourselves and others well. If every person in our school treats himself and others with respect, dignity, and compassion, people will feel at home here and be ready to turn their attention to learning.Do your best to learn AND help others learn.Our second guiding principle is to do your best to learn AND to help others learn. If we are to truly take the lid off learning at Boones Ferry, each person must take responsibility for his or her own learning. Going further, if every person works to support others’ learning, everyone’s learning will go off the charts.Pursue personal excellence and produce high-quality work.Our third guiding principle is to pursue personal excellence and high quality work. This requires attention to personal craftsmanship. We ask ourselves two important questions at Boones Ferry everyday. “What is craftsmanship? What is the value of craftsmanship?”Take care of our environment and the world.Finally, we believe that to fully educate students in today’s world requires attention to the environment that sustains us—both our immediate environment and the global environment. We believe care for others and for the environment are important responsibilities of world citizens and an integral part of what it means to educate citizens of the world. This, along with attention to our mission, purposes, and other guiding principles help us answer school district’s guiding question: “How do we create learning communities for the greatest thinkers and most thoughtful people…for the world?"