Urbana Middle School: The Complete Vision
Motto: Urbana Middle School: Soaring to Excellence
*Display honesty and integrity in all interactions
*Demonstrate empathy, caring, and respect for all
*Create and maintain a safe school climate
*Understand and celebrate the strength of diversity -- locally, nationally, and internationally
*Cultivate a positive, stimulating, and collaborative working environment in which all staff are dedicated to helping students learn and grow
*Orient all of our efforts towards high achievement for all students
Purpose: To educate all students to achieve success now and in the future
Five Aspirational Goals: 1. FCPS will equip each and every student to be an empowered learner and an engaged citizen to achieve a positive impact in the local and global community. 2. FCPS will hire, support, and retain staff who champion individual, professional, and student excellence. 3. FCPS will pursue and utilize all resources strategically and responsibly to achieve identified outcomes and inspire public confidence. 4. FCPS will nurture relationships with families and the entire community, sharing responsibility for student success and demonstrating pride in all aspects of our school system. 5. FCPS will promote a culture fostering wellness and civility for students and staff.
Vivid Description: We will educate all students at a rigorous level in all disciplines so that they are prepared to achieve success in a world that is constantly being transformed by new technologies and the removal of global barriers. Our reputation for excellence will be well known, and other schools will strive to emulate us. We will develop in students an international perspective and integrate technology in all areas of a student's education. All relationships are built upon trust, understanding, and respect for others, and staff will collaborate to achieve our goal of being the best. New people will constantly want to join the UMS staff, and current members will not want to leave. All will find UMS a positive and stimulating place in which to work and attend school. Students will respond by achieving at very high levels. The community, especially parents and students, will praise us for our work, we will receive accolades for being the best middle school in Maryland, but we will be motivated first and foremost by our dedication to helping students learn and grow.