Love is the first Core Value intentionally, as it is at the the heart of our school community. Love is treating others the way we wish to be treated. We show love by caring for one another, our school, and the world around us. We embody love by living out all of the NPS Core Values.
We show respect in the way we treat others. Respect is visible in simple acts such as saying “please” and “thank you” and holding the door for others. We demonstrate respect by learning about the world around us, including the different family structures and heritage in our school community as well as beyond.
We show responsibility by doing what we know to be right and being accountable for our actions. We show responsibility by thinking of what others need and what we can do to help. We are responsible for our friends by being kind, supportive, and empathetic to them.
We show honesty by telling the truth and seeking the truth, even when it’s difficult. We show honesty by keeping our promises, being a trustworthy friend, and being held accountable. We show honesty in our work and we demonstrate our thinking. We learn how to assess honesty in the world around us, as well as how to critically analyze history and resources for truth.
We show physical and emotional safety for ourselves and others. We show safety through simple acts such as tying our shoelaces and following playground rules, as well as by sharing our perspectives and allowing others to share theirs. We create a safe environment in which students may take risks, make mistakes, and learn from them.