Seahawk Blitz joins the Muir Elementary Turkey Trot

It was all smiles and high fives at John Muir Elementary when the Seahawk Blitz joined students at the 17th Annual Turkey Trot. This event took place during lunch recesses and promotes the importance of physical fitness and activity.



Mission Statement


"Rachel Carson: Educate, Inspire, Empower, Look for Awesome"


Partners in Learning for today and the future.


  • Whole child: art, drama, sports, etc.
  • Integrate as much as possible; all subjects including music, P.E., library
  • All students are exposed to the general education curriculum
  • Encourage performance-based projects
  • Clear scope/sequence that challenges students
  • Provide opportunities for students to perform at their ability
  • Life skills / Life-long learners


  • Genuinely acknowledge positive behaviors, choices, etc., of staff, students, and parents
  • All adults are empowered to follow through with school/classroom discipline policies
  • There is a natural and timely progression
    • Teacher has the first interaction
    • Next steps determined by need
  • Discipline is a teaching moment
    • Natural consequences
    • Student centered


  • Principal advocates for teachers, parents, and students; all decisions are made in the best interest of the child
    • Teachers make educational/curriculum decisions
  • Democratic decision-making
    • All staff is represented
    • Process for communication
    • Decisions are followed through consistently
  • Teachers are life-long learners
    • Seek out Professional Development
    • Professional Development is timely, meaningful, purposeful
  • Shared Leadership
    • Teacher leaders
    • Decision making


  • Principal, teacher leaders, colleagues act as support and collaborate
  • Systems are in place that facilitate organization
    • Guided reading rooms
    • Technology equipment
    • Workroom Checkout/Return, etc
  • Schedules are in place which facilitate collaboration
    • Grade-level time blocks