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Beliefs, Common Mission and Shared Vision

Hornet Beliefs



•     We believe that high expectations for learning should be held by the community, teachers, parents, and students.

     We believe in using research-based instructional strategies based on assessed needs, staff development, and formative assessments to prescribe instructional strategies to improve student learning.

     We believe all stakeholders (students, parents, teachers, and the community) should share responsibility in decision-making processes.

    We believe we can meet all students’ needs by using a variety of instructional strategies and assessment data.

    We believe teachers will improve instruction and reach our educational goals in order to introduce students to concepts they may use throughout their lifetime.



Our Common Mission


The mission of Caton’s Chapel Elementary School is to provide a safe, nurturing environment in which each child is challenged to value learning as a life-long process.


We will do our best on the road to success.


 The committee created the following acrostic using our school nickname of HORNETS based upon our beliefs and mission:


Home, school, and community working in partnership

Openly communicating and becoming actively involved

Respecting and understanding each other

Nurturing and safe environment to enhance learning

Encouraging character education and good citizenship

Taking responsibility for decisions and actions

Students valuing learning as a lifelong process

Our Shared Vision


     Caton’s Chapel Elementary School as a member of the Sevier County School System is a place where all stakeholders work collaboratively to provide an education where students value literacy, leave prepared to be productive citizens, and begin a journey for lifelong learning.  Academic excellence is acquired through teacher expertise and instruction that promotes active student engagement.