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~Mission Statement ~ Statement of Purpose A mission statement is a statement of purpose… a reason for existing What is your overall goal in life? What path do you ultimately want to take? What effect will your actions have in the world? Think beyond just the immediate. It is the mission of Raymore-Peculiar High School to prepare ALL STUDENTS for a successful and meaningful life in a global society by providing them with opportunities to nurture their own unique abilities and to empower them with life-long learning skills so as to be responsible, productive citizens.
What do you think? http: //americaviaerica. blogspot. com/p/speech. html (9 mins) Erica Goldson's Valedictorian Speech- mainly relates to NCLB (no child left behind), but could it possibly be tied in with our Mission Statement activity? Her mission statement could be: Find your passion in life. Don’t walk the road you are expected to walk. Go your own direction and see where life takes you.
~Mission Statement ~ Statement of Purpose Listen to Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror…. As you are listening think about Jackson’s goals for himself. What effect does he want to have on the world? https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=Piv. WY 9 w n 5 ps (17 mins)
~Mission Statement ~ Statement of Purpose What did you notice in the video? Let’s brainstorm what effect Jackson wanted to have on the world…… Jackson’s mission statement: To make a lasting difference in humanity by first making a positive change in one’s self. Do you think King would support this mission statement? Why or why not?
~Mission Statement ~ Statement of Purpose Now it’s time for you to decide what is the purpose of your life. What is your unique mission statement? Think about all we have discussed over the last week about Dr. King…. About Ferguson…. Think about our world today. When you think about moving forward and growing older what do you want to represent to the world?
~Mission Statement ~ Statement of Purpose You now need to write your own mission statement. You must have: Voice- It needs to be about you…not a remake of a quote or someone else’s mission statement. Purpose- You need to be behind this…don’t just talk the talk– walk the walk. Coherency- Don’t just slop something down. Really think about what you are saying.
~Mission Statement ~ Statement of Purpose Once you have finished the thought behind your mission statement…. make it into a poster. You can decorate anyway you like, but you have a limited amount of time. You will be able to share it if you like (pending time) I will be keeping your mission statement and revisiting it throughout the year.