The vision of Daniel A. Payne Elementary School is to create a learning environment that cultivates young minds through high quality instruction. Students will meet high academic standards designed to develop skills, knowledge and core values necessary to be productive members in a dynamic global society.
Create opportunities to investigate the world beyond the school walls
Understand issues of diversity, conflict and cooperation at local and global levels
Learn about people in local and global communities
Take responsibility for our actions both individually and as a community
Use technology to connect with and explore the world
Recognize our own and other people’s perspective on issues and events
Embrace all people as different and equal
The Payne School Pledge is recited daily by all students, teachers and staff to reiterate behavioral expectations and promote a sense of community.
I am responsible for all my actions and behavior today.
I will listen, do my work and learn.
I will respect the feelings, property and rights of others.
I will be a good citizen by doing what is right, because it is the right thing to do for others and myself.