Valley R-VI Elementary
At Valley Elementary, we are proud to have some of the best students and teachers in eastern Missouri! We love developing our students’ love of learning and watching them grow into leaders prepared for the challenges of tomorrow!
We invite you to get involved this year by learning more about our Leader in Me process, volunteering in our schools, and finding ways to reinforce at home what we do at school. You’ll find lots of resources on this page and throughout our website to do just that. Remember, when parents and schools support one another, the sky is the limit!
A Message from Our Principal
Welcome to Valley R-6 Elementary. We are excited to share the great news that we are nationally recognized as a Leader in Me school! The Leader in Me receives national recognition for its emphasis on developing leadership in young children. The principles of this work are from Dr. Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Our emphasis on leadership is facilitated through monthly student-led assemblies, leadership roles for students, students identifying and setting their own personal and academic goals using their Leadership Notebooks, and student-led community service projects.
John Maxwell said, “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” We are excited to equip our students to become the leader within, and we have been busy working this summer on strategies that will do just that! Becoming a leader means learning to take responsibility for your own actions and realizing that those actions affect everyone around you. We are looking forward to seeing our students develop these (and other) leadership qualities this year - qualities that we know will help prepare them for their future.
When you enter our school, you can see the common theme of leadership all throughout, as well as pictures of students and their work hung in the hallways. Each and every staff member makes the students their first priority and maintains an open line of communication with the parents. Valley R-VI Elementary has a highly qualified staff and offers a quality education to all students. Our goal is improving student achievement and making students lifelong learners and leaders. Stop by and visit us at Valley R-VI Elementary and see our building alive with leadership!
Leader in Me
Valley Elementary is proud to be a Franklin Covey Leader in Me School. Thanks to a grant from the I am a Leader Foundation, we began implementation of the 7 Habits of Happy Kids throughout our building in 2012.
The Leader in Me concept provides students with activities to help them learn practical character and life skills that lead to positive choices. Common language is used throughout our school, introducing our students to personal leadership by teaching independent skills, such as:
Be Proactive – “You’re in Charge”
Begin with the End in Mind – “Have a Plan”
Put First Things First – “Work First, then Play”
During the second “phase” of our program, our students learn how to work well with others by pooling their strengths. They learn that teamwork creates better solutions.
Think Win-Win – “Everyone Can Win”
Seek First to Understand, then to Be Understood – “Listen Before You Talk”
Synergize – “Together Is Better”
And finally, our students learn that good leaders know how to keep things in balance. By thinking long term and seeking support, the leader in us can flourish and thrive, producing lasting results.
Sharpen the Saw – “Balance Feels Best”
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We’ve gathered several trusted links to help you reinforce what we’re learning in the classroom. We hope you find these resources helpful in your years at Valley Elementary:
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment with one of our teachers, please contact us during office hours.