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Core Values




The Milltown School District, in collaboration with family and community, is committed to academic excellence for all students.  We aspire to develop confident, lifelong learners who will succeed in a diverse and changing world.  In order to achieve this we focus on positive thoughts and behaviors by following

our core values of CARES.


Cooperation: Students’ ability to establish new relationships, maintain positive relationships and friendships, avoid social isolation, resolve conflicts, accept differences, be a contributing member of the classroom and school community, and work productively and collaboratively with others. 

Assertiveness: Students’ ability to take initiative, stand up for their ideas without hurting or negating others,seek help, succeed at a challenging task, and recognize their individual self as separate from the circumstances or conditions they’re in. 

Responsibility: Students’ ability to motivate themselves to take action and follow through on expectations; to define a problem, consider the consequences, and choose a positive solution. 

Empathy: Students’ ability to “see into” (recognize, understand) another’s state of mind and emotions and be receptive to new ideas and perspectives; to appreciate and value differences and diversity in others; to have concern for others’ welfare, even when it doesn’t benefit or may come as a cost to one’s self. 

Self-Control: Students’ ability to recognize and regulate their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in order to be successful in the moment and remain on a successful trajectory.