In 2008, UHS faculty created a new mission statement that serves to provide our school with a shared purpose. We found from this rendition of a quote by Chaucer, important aspects of what we value as a professional learning community.
||– Refers to the genuine optimism with which we serve each other and approach everything we do
||– Denotes sustained effort that begins in the present and extends to the future
||– Refers to everyone – students, teachers, and community - and represents our shared commitment
||– We will all learn from each other
||– We will all teach each other
In order to transform the ideals found in the mission statement into reality, our vision includes the values we deem important across all areas of teaching and learning. It is intended to provide the benchmarks that Urbana High School should strive to achieve and maintain. Our vision consists of our positive attitude about service, our action orientation, our shared commitment, our focus on student learning, and our efforts to teach and learn from each other. These core beliefs serve as both a framework for our improvement efforts and the standards by which we will evaluate our progress. They should be unmistakably evident across all aspects of school life at UHS. This includes but is not limited to curriculum, assessment, instruction, leadership, personnel, students, climate, community/parent partnerships, and our system of student supports.