Shelby County Schools

Rozelle’s Mission / Vision / Beliefs

Mission Statement

The mission of Rozelle Creative and Performing Arts Elementary School is to create a supportive, nurturing atmosphere that encourages children to experience success in a challenging environment.


We envision Rozelle Creative and Performing Arts Elementary School as a safe, nurturing, and challenging learning environment where all stakeholders are active participants in the educational

processes and where all students achieve quality instruction.

Our students will accept and meet the challenges prescribed in the curricula requiring a level of academic excellence that will equip them to become life-long learners. They will recognize and accept the diversity that exist among them and utilize that diversity as an additional learning opportunity.

Teachers will provide opportunities that will allow students to experience success by maximizing their full potential academically and socially through establishing attainable long-range learning goals; sequentially organizing and structuring learning opportunities to support these goals through performance-based activities and a solid shared core curriculum driven by high standards. Teachers will communicate regularly with families about their children and thoughtfully respect their concerns as well as seek their input. They will make use of people, institutions, and other resources available in the community to stimulate student understanding.

The principal, as the instructional leader, will monitor all facets of the school’s operation; encouraging and motivating staff, students, and parents to ensure overall success of the school’s program. The principal will provide and promote a welcoming, nurturing environment where the school community and neighborhood community feel empowered to excel. The principal will communicate an “open door” policy to facilitate a culture of academic excellence through teamwork.

Parents will be active participants in their children’s learning by providing a supportive learning environment in the home. They will work as collaborative partners with the school in creating a safe, nurturing learning environment for the students.

The community will establish partnerships with the school availing its many resources that will enliven students’ self-esteem and achievement levels.

The curriculum will empower our students with the skills for life-long learning. It will provide many opportunities for collaboration, life application and critical thinking skills preparing our students to establish connectives in the learning and be educated decision- makers in the future.

The school will be a warm, inviting, motivating environment reflective of students’ learning and achievements.

Our Beliefs:

  • All students will be given appropriate opportunities to learn, achieve, and succeed.
  • Students learn in different ways.
  • All individuals will be treated fairly, respectfully, and with dignity.
  • Student respect for cultural diversity fosters learning and understanding of different peoples.
  • Students will be active participants in the learning process and will be motivated and receptive to learning.
  • Students will learn to make appropriate decisions, given a supportive and challenging learning environment.
  • Curriculum and instruction will be based on developmentally appropriate learning activities.          
  • High expectations by students, teachers, parents, and administration will increase student performance, student self-esteem, and student success.
  • Students will be encouraged to think critically and to analyze situations using a variety of methods, including the discovery method.
  • Parents will be of paramount importance in the educational process as they are “the guiding force” in their children’s education.
  • Mutual respect, cooperation, and acceptance of responsibility will create a positive environment for learning.
  • All students will know that they are unique, deserving individuals.
  • Teachers, parents, and the community will support the school’s mission.
  • The integration of the creative and performing arts program with the academic curriculum will foster academic excellence.
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