Our Mission

To provide an atmosphere conducive to maximize each student’s individual academic potential and positive self-esteem with support from parents, community, and business partners to help ensure a positive and safe culture.

Our Vision

Crystal Lake Middle School seeks to provide an educational program meeting the needs of each unique individual by creating an environment that provides the opportunity for intellectual, aesthetic, physical, social, moral and emotional development. This will be accomplished through a program of interdisciplinary and cooperative learning supported by up-to-date technology and an integrated curriculum focus. We will work together with students, parents, and the community to maintain a safe and positive learning environment. The staff will continue to provide individual students with the support and guidance necessary for success.

Our Belief

We believe in our students and will work to ensure they receive the skills necessary to become responsible citizens.

Guiding Principles

Perseverance

  • the act of persevering
  • continued, patient effort
  • persistence, being steadfast

Contemplation

  • careful and serious consideration
  • plan, expectation, intention

Adaptability

  • the ability to change so as to make fit
  • the ability to change oneself to fit new conditions

Honesty

  • the quality of being honest, truthful and trustworthy
  • refusing to lie, cheat or steal

Compassion

  • a feeling of being sorry for another’s suffering along with a desire to help

Initiative

  • the ability to get started or done without needing to be told what to do
  • the first step in bringing something about

Trustworthiness

  • the quality of being reliable
  • deserving of trust

Loyalty

  • the condition of being faithful to one’s family, duty, beliefs, etc.
  • a steady devotion

Optimism

  • a bright and hopeful feeling about life, in which one expects things to turn out all right
  • a belief that there is more good than evil

Respect

  • to feel or show honor for; to think highly of
  • to be thoughtful about; to have regard for

Courage

  • the quality of being able to control one’s fear and so to face danger, pain or trouble willingly
  • bravery

Responsibility

  • the condition of being responsible; something that one is supposed to look after or take care of