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THE SPARTAN WAY

IS TO...

BE RESPONSIBLE                           BE RESPECTFUL                                BE SAFE

AS A MEMBER OF THE 
LUXEMBURG-CASCO MIDDLE SCHOOL COMMUNITY 
WE TAKE CARE OF 
OURSELVES, EACH OTHER AND THIS PLACE.


WHAT IS THE SPARTAN WAY?
THE SPARTAN WAY IS ABOUT HOW WE TREAT OURSELVES, EACH OTHER AND THIS PLACE (STUDENT TO STUDENT; STUDENT TO STAFF; STAFF TO STUDENTS; STAFF TO ADMIN; ADMIN TO STAFF; AND STAFF TO PARENT). WE BELIEVE THAT RELATIONSHIPS ARE KEY TO BUILDING A POSITIVE CULTURE. WE BELIEVE IN SETTING HIGH EXPECTATIONS AND OFFERING HIGH LEVELS OF SUPPORT WITHIN OUR RELATIONSHIPS TO CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE. WE ARE ALL HUMAN AND WE WILL ALL MESS UP; HOWEVER, MISBEHAVIOR IS VIEWED AS, A HARM AGAINST PEOPLE, RELATIONSHIPS & THE CUMMUNITY AS A WHOLE. MISBEHAVIOR CAN BECOME A TEACHABLE MOMENT AND THE HARM THAT WAS CAUSED CAN BE RESTORED BY MEMBERS TAKING RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY TO MAKE THINGS AS RIGHT AS POSSIBLE THROUGH DETERMINING UNMET NEEDS, CONSEQUENCES AND SOLUTIONS. WE BELIEVE BEHAVIOR IS COMMUNICATION AND JUST AS WE TEACH ACADEMIC SUBJECTS, WE ALSO NEED TO TEACH BEHAVIORS AND SKILLS, ALL IN AN ATMOSPHERE, THAT IS RESTORATIVE IN NATURE AND TRAUMA SENSITIVE.

WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS IN ALL AREAS OF OUR SCHOOL?
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN STUDENTS DO NOT MEET THE EXPECTATIONS AND HARM HAS BEEN CAUSED?
SPARTAN TIME RESOURCES
SPARTAN TIME IS ONE POINT IN THE DAY WHERE WE INTENTIONALLY FOCUS ON TEACHING AND MODELING APPROPRIATE BEHAVIORS AND COMMON RESTORTATIVE LANGUAGE AND TAKE TIME TO BUILD OUR COMMUNITY. IN ADDITION, SPARTAN TIME CAN AFFORD STUDENTS TIME OUTSIDE OF CLASS TO WORK THEIR INDIVIDUALIZED ACADEMIC SKILLS PATH. WHAT DOES SPARTAN TIME LOOK LIKE? STUDENTS TAKE TIME TO EAT A SNACK, ENGAGE IN SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING ACTIVIES, TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES AND WORK THEIR PERSONAL i-READY PATH IN MATH AND READING.