DISTRICT MISSION STATEMENT
The Mission of Valley Stream Union Free School District 30, through
collaboration with staff, parents and community, is to educate
all students to their fullest potential.


DISTRICT VISION
In accomplishing the District Mission, the district will:

  • Encourage students to become active, lifelong learners, showing ownership for their own learning.

  • Challenge our students to be creative and motivated learners so they can address the many challenges in the 21st century, both within Valley Stream and globally.  This will be accomplished through a comprehensive program, which integrates technology to support a strong education in English Language Arts, mathematics, social studies, science, the arts, and health and wellness including social and emotional learning.

  • Offer all students the opportunity to develop information, media, and technology skills.

DISTRICT BELIEFS

  • Every child can learn and become an active lifelong learner.

  • As each child learns, he or she can support the learning of other children.

  • As every child learns, s(he) experiences success and develops greater self-confidence.

  • Diversity should be embraced, appreciated and respected in curriculum, staffing, and educational philosophy.

  • Children should be encouraged to think independently and creatively, as well as to work cooperatively with other students.

  • Each child may learn in a different way, so differentiated instruction should be used to meet the needs of students.

  • Individuals should be accountable for their performance and behavior.

  • Each parent, staff member and community member can influence and support the learning of children.

  • Each child should be encouraged to “think outside the box” as to the contributions s(he) can make that would make a contribution in the 21st century locally and globally.

  • Each child must be prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

  • Each family and the entire community must be encouraged to be actively involved in education.

  • The district must provide appropriate resources and utilize innovative technology to assure success for each student.

  • Our schools must implement an integrated curriculum that is developmentally-sequential from grade to grade.

  • Honesty, integrity and respect are to be encouraged and modeled by staff.

  • The values of diversity can best be achieved through the proactive interaction among students, staff, parents and other members of the community.