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Dear Parents and Friends of LCSD,

Perhaps you have heard of some of these mission statements? See if you can match the company to the mission statement!

  1. To organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.
  2. To refresh the world in mind, body and spirit. To inspire moments of optimism and happiness through our brands and actions.
  3. To be earth's most customer-centric company; to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online
  4. To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world
  5. To be the best in the NFL, both on and off the field. Our commitment to exceeding guests’ expectations is the result of presenting a safe and clean environment supported by positive interactions with guests

The completed answers to this quiz may be found at the end of this article!

Just like these famous organizations, our school also has an updated and revised mission statement that answers the question “why do we exist?” What is our core and fundamental purpose?

To answer this important question, a team consisting of parent, students, and staff representatives came together at the end of June to develop not only a mission, but a vision and core. The team spent two action-packed and productive days defining for our District these guiding principles.

On July 9, our Board of Education formally adopted our revised mission statement, which proudly reads:

We provide educational experiences that maximize each student's ability to achieve as a learner and community member.

This is why we are here. This is what we are accountable for. This is why we “exist” at the Lyndonville Central School District. There is no other purpose.

As your Superintendent, I am proud of this mission statement as it truly speaks to our larger purpose as educators. Whether the setting is science class, kindergarten, band, an athletic team, a club, social studies class, etc, this is our fundamental purpose. This will drive decision-making for our District.

I can think of no better time to introduce a new mission statement to you other than the opening of a brand new school year!

So, greetings and welcome to the 2018-19 school year! I hope your summer was restful and relaxing, and you and our students are ready to meet the new and exciting challenges this year. Rest assured, our staff and I stand ready and willing to assist all our students in achieving our mission to provide educational experiences that maximize each student's ability to achieve as a learner and community member.

Jason

P.S. Here are the mission statement quiz answers:

A) Google

B) Coke

C) Amazon

D) Nike

E) Buffalo Bills

Also, if you are looking for a quick and easy way to contact us at school without having to call or track down e-mail addresses, please visit the “Let’s Talk” tab on our website.

Jason A. Smith

Superintendent

Jason A. Smith began as the Lyndonville Central School District's eighth superintendent on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.

Mr. Smith came to Lyndonville with 18 years of experience in rural districts, most recently as the Pre-K-12 principal at the Elba Central School District since 2004. Prior to Elba, Smith was at the Albion Central School District for 10 years, starting as a social studies teacher and working his way to assistant principal.

Mr. Smith has completed a Master’s degree in Education and a Certificate of Advance Studies through Brockport State University. He completed a Bachelor of Science in History with a minor in Sociology at SUNY Geneseo.

Mr. Smith resides in Batavia with his wife Lori and their three children, Megan, Matthew and Madeline.