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  Mission Statement  

 Lake Forest Middle School Mission Statement 

Lake Forest Middle School, in partnership with parents and community, is dedicated to creating an environment which fosters personal responsibility and academic success for all students. (We define academic success as high levels of proficiency for all students). 

Vision Statement 

"Growing Students ~ Building Futures"

  About The School  

Character Counts!

CHARACTER COUNTS!  Lake Forest Middle School focuses on ethical values that everyone can agree on — values that are not political, religious, or culturally biased.

Teachers nominate 12 students each month that they feel best represent the character word of the month.  Those students are presented with a character certificate, and they are recognized at the bi-monthly PTO meetings.


Honesty

Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country

Respect

Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit, or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements

Responsibility

Be responsible • Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others

 Perseverance

Keep on trying • Never give up • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined

Fairness

Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly

Caring

Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need

Citizenship

Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer whenever possible

Courage

Be Courageous • Confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation • Act in spite of fear or hardship • A in the face of popular opposition, embarrassment, or discouragement.

Self-Discipline

Be self-motivated • Work hard • Be persistent • Exercise your willpower to overcome negative situations