Dondero School Covenant
Members of the Dondero School community (children, parents, and staff) worked together to write a covenant for teaching and learning at our school. This covenant identifies what it is we believe about teaching and learning that will enable us to achieve the mission of the Portsmouth Public Schools.
.....This mission states:
.....The purpose of the Portsmouth Public Schools is to educate all
.....students by challenging them to become thinking, responsible,
.....contributing citizens who continue to learn throughout their lives.
At Dondero we pledge to:...............
..... Have a safe and respectful learning environment
..... Create an environment that fosters a love for learning
..... Take care of each other by taking responsibility for our
   .....choices and accepting responsibility for our actions
..... Challenge ourselves to go beyond what is expected
..... Work together to set and achieve goals
..... Teach and learn critical thinking, problem solving, and
   .....fundamental skills through an integrated curriculum
..... Nurture all learning styles through a variety of teaching
  ..... strategies
..... Document learning through meaningful ongoing assessments
   .....that drive teaching and learning and provide feedback to
   .....students, parents, and teachers
..... Recognize, share, and celebrate our learning and growth