Beginning With an End in Mind

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According to the Bellmore Star Leadership Principles, students at Reinhard, Winthrop Avenue and Shore Road schools “begin with the end in mind” by planning ahead and setting goals to contribute to the district’s mission to lead and learn. 

At the start of each school year, mission statements are written by the board of education, central office administrators and principals, office staff and every department. Each classroom also synergizes to write a class mission statement, prominently displayed in the hallways and on bulletin boards throughout the schools. These mission statements are continually reviewed and updated. 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Famularo explained, “The development of mission statements is an important process which helps us to set our goals and prioritize the most important things.”

Also seen throughout the buildings are bulletin boards filled with students’ individual goals. At Shore Road, the fifth-grade classes recently wrote their personal goals on cut out-colored lighthouses. The lighthouse is symbolic of the district’s recent recognition as a Lighthouse School District by Franklin Covey Education – only one of two school districts nationwide to receive this distinction and a result of the district’s consistent practice of its leadership principles and core values.