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Statement of Philosophy, Mission, and Objectives

Statement of Philosophy                                                     ________________

        The Webb City R-7 School District feels that our ultimate goal is to promote the total development of the individual student so that he or she may become a useful and responsible citizen in our ever-changing society.  We realize the major responsibility for formal vocational, academic, and aesthetic training rests with the school; however, the family, church, and community must share in the total educational process.

        We realize the uniqueness of the individual and believe in the right of each person, regardless of ability or aspirations, to an education that is geared to his/her own needs in so far as the satisfaction of those needs does not interfere with the overall welfare of the group.  It is important that the student be recognized for his/her own value as a human being through the academic program, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities.  This recognition should encompass each facet of school and community life.

        Throughout the educational process, the democratic ideas of our heritage should be stressed so that the political, social, and economic values of our society will be perpetuated.  By this, we hope each student will be given the opportunity to develop civic responsibility through awareness of and involvement in democratic processes.

Statement of Mission                                                          __________________

        The mission of the Webb City R-VII School District is to prepare today's youth to meet the challenges of tomorrow's world by guiding all students in the acquisition of knowledge and the development of skills that will enable each to become a productive and responsible individual.


Statement of Objectives                                                      _________________

        In accordance with our statement of philosophy, we the educators of

Webb City R-7 School District, are entrusted with developing and maintaining an educational environment in which all students may:

  • Display behavior consistent with a level of proficiency in basic skills such as mathematics, reading, and oral and written communication.

  • Gain knowledge of, and experience in, the American system of government       which emphasizes individual rights, responsibilities, and personal worth.

  • Display behavior indicating a knowledge of the heritage of their country and its  institutions.

  • Develop and display a knowledge of each individual's rights and privileges.

  • Display behavior consistent with ethical and moral values in their relationships with other  persons.

  • Acquire and display behavior indicating an awareness of and an appreciation for the significance of the family and home environment.

  • Display good habits of health and recreation which will carry throughout life.

  • Develop and display basic skills that will enable them to enter directly into a career or to continue the educational process.

  • Acquire a knowledge of and display behavior consistent with the ability to think clearly and independently in order to make rational decisions.

  • Show evidence of the knowledge of their rights as an individual, regardless of their own needs.

  • Develop and display an appreciation for aesthetic qualities to the extent that he can build aesthetic appreciation into whatever life style they construct for themselves.