Our Core Values & Beliefs

  • Core outcomes for students

    Our students will leave us…

    • as confident risk takers who continually set and pursue positive goals.
    • being able to read, write, and think critically.
    • being able to demonstrate respect, tolerance, and acceptance of others.


    Core commitments about how we shall operate as professionals

    As professionals we agree…

    • that all students can learn and belong to all of us.
    • to establish a positive learning environment where students can express themselves without fear of judgement.
    • to collaborate, value, and respect others opinions and ideas in order to strengthen instructional practices to ensure all students learn.


    Core commitments about how we will operate as a school community

    As an inclusive school community, we will create an environment where…

    • students and parents value the education that Keller provides.
    • all students feel safe.
    • Keller faculty and staff, home, and the larger community promote a partnership amongst all stakeholders to insure students learn.


    Our community includes all stakeholders (students, staff, parents, and all others) who contribute to the educational growth and well-being of our students.

    Our Positive Behavior Pledge

    At Harold Keller: We are Safe. We are Respectful. We are Responsible. We are Learners.

    We foster and nurture the education, communication, and community outreach for our families and students through the following

    • Parenting workshops (Parenting With Love and Logic) *Annual Literacy/Math Night *School site visitations
    • Family Field Day *Fall Family Fun Night *Active school website *Positive Behavior Support
    • Parent-Teacher Conferences *Interims *Agendas (grades 3-5) *Communication Folders (Primary)
    • Inclusion of Special Needs students *Surveys *Parent Organization *Newsletters
    • Friends of the Library *Classroom Volunteers *Office Volunteers
    • Participating in the celebrations and student recognition programs
    • Week of the Young Child *Annual Scholastic Book Fair


    We ask parents to become a partner in education through their monitoring of their child’s

    • Homework *Projects *Content Area Reports *Interval Assessments *Interims *Report Cards
    • iLEAP and LEAP *Behavior


    Through the following, we hope to develop Parent Leaders, School Representatives, and Partners in School Programs which enhance the total school environment

    • Becoming an active member of Friends of Keller (Volunteer Group) *Serving on School Committees
    • Chaperoning field trips*Participating in the Classroom Volunteer Program
    • Participating in the evaluation of programs at school