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  • Leader In Me

    Leader In Me

    Ormsby School is part of the growing worldwide community of leadership schools implementing The Leader in Me. This leadership model is based on Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The Leader in Me life principles are integrated into our school’s core curriculum and everyday language.
    The leadership model is grounded in the belief that building cooperative relationships and nurturing responsibility, kindness and good judgment is the basis for creating a successful community of learners. By developing the WHOLE child – socially, emotionally, academically and ethically – the program fosters a climate of principle-centered and personal leadership.

    Ormsby School has achieved outstanding results through this program.                             

    • Students develop skills and self-confidence to become leaders in the 21st century
    • Improved academic achievement
    • Raised levels of accountability and engagement in staff
    • Decreased discipline referrals
    • Greater satisfaction and involvement among parents
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    Ormsby is inspiring greatness, one child at a time.

    Check out the Leader in Me website at http://www.theleaderinme.org/
    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    Habit 1: Be Proactive
    I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.
    Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
    I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision and look for ways to be a good citizen.
    Habit 3: Put First Things First
    I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.
    Habit 4: Think Win-Win
    I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for alternatives.
    Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
    I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.
    Habit 6: Synergize
    I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than any one of us alone. I am humble.
    Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
    I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places; not just at school. I take time to find meaningful ways to help others.

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  • Mission Statement

    Mission Statement

    Our school motto is Think, Believe, Achieve. At Ormsby School we want our children to THINK, to wonder, to question. We BELIEVE in engaging all our students in the use of problem solving strategies. We ACHIEVE when they become successful readers, writers, mathematicians and citizens, ready for today and tomorrow. All of this work is supported by the seven principles of highly effective people, The Leader In Me. The 7 Habits is part of our culture and it supports students to develop the skills and self-confidence to succeed as leaders in the 21st century.

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Extra curricular activities are an important part of the elementary school experience. They teach students to become involved citizens and they motivate students to try new experiences.

    Our Student Council is a driving force at Ormsby. They meet every Friday over the lunch break and coordinate activities for our student population. They raise funds by hosting hot lunches and use what is raised for special events like a Halloween Carnival, school dance and Easter celebration.

    Other clubs/activities include (but may vary each year):

    • Handbells
    • Enviroleaders
    • Running Club ~ Cross Country
    • Photography Club
    • Intramurals
    • School Secretaries
    • Art Club
    • Book Club
    • Card Making Club
    • AMA Patrols
    • Band

    Choir

    The Ormsby School Choir meets on Wednesdays over the lunch break, and they have the opportunity to perform at assemblies and school concerts. The choir is the longest running activity for students starting at the end of September and concluding in March. Our choir boasts 75 beautiful voices and is often invited to sing at the Festival of Trees.

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Welcome

Ormsby School provides a strong learning environment made possible by dedicated staff, great students and committed parents. We are a 7 Habits ~ Leader in Me School.

Ormsby staff is committed to:
• meeting the academic needs of students
• providing quality curriculum-based instruction
• providing learning support using technology
• providing a positive discipline program and character education that promotes a safe, caring  environment and teaches responsible behavior
• providing all students with authentic leadership opportunities
• maintaining open communication with parents, our most important partners in learning

Principal's Message

Ormsby School is a place where everyone is someone special. We are very proud of the students, parents and staff and welcome the opportunity to share our school with you.

We focus on literacy, numeracy and differentiated instruction. We want students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, collaborative team members, excellent communicators and digital learners.  Students have daily physical activity and a healthy lifestyle is promoted. Our goal is to develop a love of learning that will inspire life-long learning.

We invite parents and guardians to participate and be part of our school community. Being actively involved in your child’s education through SchoolZone, agendas, newsletters and personal contact is vital to the success of your child’s school journey. We look forward to seeing you at Ormsby!

~ Mrs. Colleen Marshall