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  1. I struggle with the word remarkably. However, I don't have a good replacement.

    Submitted: 12/07/09

  2. Add a leadership bullet to the vision statements. Take out the word "graduates" in the "we succeed..." statement.

    Submitted: 12/07/09

  3. Remove "remarkable" and "well" from mission. Is there a better word than "equipped" - something more specific and explicit. Add "all" to " we succeed when all students and graduates..." (don't need our)

    Submitted: 12/07/09

  4. I noticed that Parkway is seeking feedback on its new mission statement. After reading the draft, I have the following suggestions:

    1. Remove the word "remarkably" in the first sentence. 2. "leave fully prepared for their FUTURE educational challenges" 3. You use the word 'challenge' twice within two bullet points. Choose a different word.

    Other than that, the content looks good! I look forward to seeing Parkway Schools carry out this mission statement.

    ~Meagan McKinstry, Parkway Central sophomore

    Submitted: 11/25/09

  5. I hate the word 'develops' in the first paragraph. If Parkway already develops those learners, then we have no mission. We are there. I think you can drop curious and confident from learners and just say that the Parkway Mission is to develop capable learners, well-equipped for the challenges of the future. I think you should also get rid of "increasingly" as it pertains to self-directed, skilled, and curious.

    Submitted: 11/23/09

  6. I do not like the descriptor 'remarkably' in the mission statement. As a few of my colleagues and I were discussing, it sounds arrogant.

    Submitted: 11/17/09

  7. I do not like the descriptor 'remarkably' in the mission statement. As a few of my colleagues and I were discussing, it sounds arrogant.

    Submitted: 11/17/09

  8. "Parkway develops" - This is a statement, which may or may not be accurate. Mission statements would be "seeks to" or "strives to."

    I would like to see the graduates as desirable to potential employers or schools who will take them after graduation.

    Still - just a school mission statement, not appropriate for a district.

    Submitted: 11/17/09

  9. I would prefer a different word than "remarkably" curious, etc. learners. Maybe consistently curious or a word meaning similar. I think the word remarkably carries an arrogance that is not necessarily the desired interpretation.

    Submitted: 11/16/09

  10. Here are the Mission statements of four reputable universities to consider.

    Harvard: Harvard College adheres to the purposes for which the Charter of 1650 was granted: "The advancement of all good literature, arts, and sciences; the advancement and education of youth in all manner of good literature, arts, and sciences; and all other necessary provisions that may conduce to the education of the ... youth of this country...." In brief: Harvard strives to create knowledge, to open the minds of students to that knowledge, and to enable students to take best advantage of their educational opportunities.

    Yale: Like all great research universities, Yale has a tripartite mission: to create, preserve, and disseminate knowledge. Yale aims to carry out each part of its mission at the highest level of excellence, on par with the best institutions in the world. Yale seeks to attract a diverse group of exceptionally talented men and women from across the nation and around the world and to educate them for leadership in scholarship, the professions, and society.

    Washington University: The mission of Washington University is the promotion of learning  learning by students and by faculty. Teaching, the transmission of knowledge, is central to our mission, as is research, the creation of new knowledge. Faculty composed of scholars, scientists, artists, and members of the learned professions serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.

    Maryville University: Maryville University is one of the outstanding private universities in the Midwest offering an innovative liberal arts education leading to excellent academic and professional programs in the Arts and Sciences, Health Professions, Education and Business that prepare students for a life of engagement and achievement in multiple fields of endeavor.

    Submitted: 11/16/09

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