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Book List

Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Drive by Daniel H. Pink

21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times by Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel

The Trouble With Boys by Peg Tyre


Sycamore Valley's Mission and Core Belief


All students can learn and have the right to a free and accessible learning environment, whereby: individuality, culture and learning styles are embraced and celebrated.  Our mission is to instill life-long learning in an academically challenging and stimulating classroom, promote critical thinking skills and examine our students’ growth to inform our instructional practices.   


Shark Key Values:

  • To support an inclusive learning environment through equitable teaching practices, tolerance and compassion.
  • To continue strengthening relationships by nurturing a sense of teamwork, respect and trust with all stakeholders in our learning community.
  • Self-reflection to improve, motivate and deliver purposeful instruction to ALL students.
  • To assure basic skills, problem solving and encourage life-long learning for our students.