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Tilles Elementary is a school that will help you believe in yourself. ~Aaliyah S.


Mission Statement

The mission of Tilles Elementary School is to provide all students with the skills and opportunities for a successful future.

Our Vision

Tilles Elementary is striving to promote a positive and nurturing environment where:

The School:
-Tilles will provide a safe, clean and inviting atmosphere for parents, students, and staff.
    -Students will be given equal opportunity to reach their educational goals.
    -Tilles Elementary will showcase the diversity and successes of our students.
    -Technology is available and utilized in all classrooms.
    -The playground will have ample age appropriate equipment to ensure productive physical activitiy.
    -Teachers will provide instruction, which is integrated with all disciplines including the arts and specialty areas.
    -Tilles staff will provide an environment that is conducive to parent and community involvement.

The Students:
    -Are accepted as unique individuals who are motivated, well-adjusted, and self-confident.
    -Are respectful of self, adults, peers, and the environment.
    -Have sufficient background knowledge and positive parental support.
    -Are prepared, eager to learn, and participate in class.
    -Have high ambitions and desire academic excellence.

The Teachers:
    -Are life-long learners who believe their students will meet high expectations.
    -Promote effective communication with parents and community.
    -Are well-trained individuals who are highly qualified to implement the best practices while being compassionate, dedicated, and
    -Create an organized and nurturing classroom environment where diversity and cultural awareness are respected.

The Principals:
    -Are fair, supportive, and available to parents, students, and staff.
    -Are knowledgeable instructional leaders who have high expectations for all stake holders.
    -Are models of positive attitude and respectfulness.
    -Demonstrate genuine concern for staff, students, and parents.
    -Provide encouragement and feedback to teachers, students, and parents.

Core Beliefs

- Staff and students will pursue academic excellence by celebrating the diversity of students through educational experiences.

- Tilles will provide a safe, clean, and inviting atmosphere.

- Staff will strive to prepare students to become educated productive citizens.

- For the benefit of the students, the staff will be life-long learners.

- Staff and students will work together to help students reach their full potential.

- Learning will be enjoyable, positive, stimulating, and challenging.

- All students will be treated with respect and compassion.

- Tilles will provide a risk-free environment for the physical, social, intellectual, and emotional needs of all students.

- Staff will address the unique academic needs of each student.

- Staff will create a partnership with parents and community to strengthen the educational experiences of all students.

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In compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws, the Fort Smith Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, or disability in its employment or educational practices. If you have questions regarding the professional qualifications of your child's teachers or paraprofessionals, you are encouraged to ask Dr. Annette Henderson, Associate Superintendent for Human Resources and Support Services. • Le invitamos a que hable con la Dra. Annette Henderson si usted tiene alguna pregunta sobre las capacitaciones profesionales de los maestros o asistentes de maestros de sus hijos.

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