The Millennium Pledge
Each morning at the Millennium Community School students start their academic day with reciting positive affirmations. Below are the affirmations recited:
The Millennium Creed
Education is our number one priority.
I will be better today than yesterday.
I will think, I will listen, I will learn.
I will do all I can to be the genius I am.
I was born with everything I need to be the smartest in the world.
Everyday my actions and work will prove it!
Everyday my actions and work will prove it!
Today, I will try and try!
I will never give up!
I will persevere to the very end.
I will be great!
I know it! I know it! Therefore I will.
When I get to the top of the mountain,
I will help someone else,
to make the climb,
to be as great as I am,
and will be.
To counteract negative thinking, the following is recited:
Excuses and Self Confidence
Excuses are tools of incompetence that build monuments of nothingness,
and those who specialize in their use rarely accomplish anything.
I will not make excuses.
I can do anything I put my mind to.
No matter what other people say I cannot do,
I know I CAN.
I think positive and not negative.
I will never say I can't.
I CAN IF I TRY!
Using “The Millennium 7” as a foundation for Character Building
The principle system for our school is called “The Millennium 7”, and was created by selecting the principles from other systems that best served the needs of our school community. Our school needed a system that could help the administration, teaching professionals, and student body not only to excel academically, but give our youth the tools needed to build a good life. We embrace and take very seriously the concept of community, and continue to strive to build and support the people in it. This is the reason we have created “The Millennium 7”. Each month, students and staff focus on a different principle. Students who have mastered the principle for the month are recognized at our monthly celebration called Rocket Roll Call.
Unity – to strive for and maintain unity and peace in the Millennium community for the success of all that dwells within its walls. -September
Respect – I will practice my listening skills and learn to pay attention and honor the feelings, wishes, rights, and traditions of others. I will strive to treat others as I want to be treated myself and seeing the Humanity that unites us all. -October
Purpose – To make our collective calling to get the maximum benefits from the educational opportunities provided in my school community. To make myself a greater person and raise myself to the highest academic standards possible. -November
Trust – To believe with all our heart in our school, our parents, our teachers, and our abilities to achieve all the goals that we set for our lives. –December/January
Creativity – To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our school community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it To use my imagination and original ideas to make my school, and eventually the world a better place. -February
Self-Determination – We of the Millennium community chose to define ourselves and refuse to give that power to others. We name, claim and prove that we are Great at all we think say and do. -March
Gratitude – I will practice being thankful for what I have, and I will display appreciation for and return kindness to all. –April/May
Student Dress Code
Millennium Community School enforces a student school uniform policy. At Millennium, we believe that appropriate clothing supports a positive learning environment. The school dress code for the school year will be for all students:
Face masks are optional but strongly recommended.
A light blue shirt with a collar. Shirts can be long- or short-sleeved and are to be worn buttoned and tucked in at all times. Tank tops and halter-tops are not permitted.
Navy blue bottoms (boys: pants, shorts girls: pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, jumpers). Jeans or form fitting pants of any kind are not permitted, neither are sweat pants, or athletic pants of any kind.
Cold weather attire comprising navy blue sweaters (no hoods), cardigans, or vests. Light blue, navy blue or white long sleeve thermals may be worn under a light blue shirt during inclement weather. “Hoodies” are not permitted to be worn during the school day.
ALL black shoes (at least 75% black) that allow your child to run and play safely during recess and in physical education class. Any footwear that exposes the feet and/or are slippery such as thongs, sandals, high heels (over 1” high), wedges, etc. should not be worn.
A black belt.
Socks/hosiery must be white, black or navy blue.
Accessories that are limited to one watch and small post (stud-style) earrings. Girl’s hair accessories (beads, ballies, headbands, barrettes, ribbon) should be clear, white, light blue or navy blue. Hair color must stay within the normal/natural range of colors (blond, brown, black, red (natural)) and should not be styled in a manner that draws excessive attention.
Hats, bandanas, etc. of any type are not to be worn in the building.
Pictures, patches, or wording on clothing is not permitted.
Students are permitted to wear 1 small post (stud style) earring in each ear (girls), 1 small post (stud style) earring in 1 ear (boys), light blue, navy blue, white, or black hair bands (females only), one watch, one bracelet, one ring.
As a general rule of thumb, your student's clothing should cover the shoulders to the knees; girls’ attire can be no higher than two (2) inches above the knees. Any exposed skin between shoulders and knees will not be tolerated for any reason. There can be no sagging or any display of underwear exposed on campus, on the bus, at the bus stop or a school-related event.
The personal hygiene and grooming of each student at Millennium Community School should be in conjunction with the standards that are set by the uniform dress code. All students must be clean and neat when in school or at school-related events.
Dress Down Days
Any clothing that distracts from the learning environment is unacceptable. Clothing should be related to the theme of the dress down day (example: Green Day – a green shirt or something with green in it). The same rules apply for the length of shorts, skirts, and jumpers. Inappropriate wording, pictures and sagging are not permitted. Dress Down Days are a privilege. Please note that misbehavior may result in the loss of the dress down privilege.
Responsibilities In Common Areas
The common areas at the school include areas such as the hallways, rest rooms, multipurpose room, and recess area. Because students from every grade and class will be using these areas under the supervision of various staff, it is important to establish rules and expectations that are commonly understood and consistently applied. With such rules in place, staff can focus on encouraging good character among students rather than correcting misbehavior.
Staff will continuously encourage appropriate behavior in the school's common areas through positive and friendly interactions with students. Verbal praise will be used to recognize students who exercise courtesy, safety, and respect.
The success of the Millennium Community School Code of Conduct depends on the support of everyone involved in shaping our students' lives. By working together, administration, staff, parents, and students can promote academic achievement and good character - building blocks for a respectful, responsible and successful life.
Each student and his or her parent or guardian is asked to commit to working together as a team and show this commitment by signing the Parent-Student Teacher Agreement. The agreement is available in the school office, as well as the student handbook. At the Millennium Community School, students will be encouraged to make appropriate choices regarding their personal conduct. Administration and staff will ensure order and support the development of good character at our school.