The St. Thomas More School Mission Statement speaks directly to the expectations that we as a community have for our children to respect the individuality and dignity of the person. We strongly support and encourage our students to maintain and enhance a Christian Attitude and Behavior that respects all teachers and staff, volunteers and guests, and most importantly their fellow students.
St. Thomas More School takes a strong stand against all acts of violence including the “little acts of violence” that devalue the worth and uniqueness of the person. We recognize violence as any word, look, sign, or act that inflicts or threatens to inflict physical or emotional injury or discomfort upon another person’s body, self-esteem, social acceptance, or possessions. We also recognize bullying as a type of violence that occurs whenever a student intentionally, repeatedly, and over time inflicts or threatens to inflict physical or emotional injury or discomfort on another’s body, self-esteem, social acceptance, or possessions. To make our school violence-free and safe from bullying, we pledge to:
The overall goal of the “Respect and Protect” anti-‘little acts of violence’ program is to empower students to report bullying behaviors and to give faculty and staff the tools to recognize, intervene, and issue consequences for bullying behaviors that they witness or hear about from the students.
We continue to use parts of the “RALLY” program as we work to strengthen this program. Teachers will continue to be updated and take workshops on best practices for addressing behavioral and harassment issues.
Please also refer to the Disciplinary Policy of the School in the Section on the Handbook entitled "Discipline".