Mission and Beliefs

Mission Statement


The mission of Kate Duncan Smith DAR Elementary School is to inspire lifelong learning in a safe and caring environment, while being dedicated to the growth and development of the whole child through a partnership with parents and community.



Belief Statements


Decisions for our school are based on the following beliefs:


·       Everyone can learn.

·       A feeling of self-worth and confidence enhances success in life.

·       Learning is a lifelong process.

·       A free society is based on moral values.

·       Education is a shared responsibility.

·       Every individual deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.



KDS DAR Elementary School “Rules”



Be Respectful

Hands and Feet to Self

Always Tell the Truth

Show Concern and Care forOthers

Use Good Manners


Be Responsible

Walk on the Right Side of the Hall

Set a Good Example forOthers

Be Aware of How YourBehavior Affect Others

Take Care of School Property


Be Resourceful

Be a Problem Solver

Report Problems to an Adult

Ask a Friend for Help

Ask an Adult for Help

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