We value academic excellence and love of learning.
We value responsibility, respect, and regard for individual differences.
We value cooperation and collaboration among all members of the Bishop community.
Respect and Responsibility:
Each year the Bishop School community works within a school theme of Respect and Responsibility utilizing the Open Circle program to build a sense of community. The majority of staff are trained in the Open Circle program with a goal of all staff being trained. The goal is to support our behavior mission statement that was based on our belief that students, teachers, administrators, and families should work cooperatively to provide a safe, respectful, positive environment where everyone has the right to learn and achieve to their individual potential. Students are taught to be responsible for their own actions and are aware that there are consequences for their behavior. The staff utilizes a common vocabulary centered around the Open Circle program that emphasizes respect/responsiblity. Each classroom supports the theme in various ways, the principal integrates the theme in morning announcements, and the entire school meets for monthly ‘Den Meetings’. All members of the community are recognized when observed doing a respectful or responsible action that validates the theme.