J.M. Odom Academic values

1. Appreciation – We show appreciation for one another whenever possible. We appreciate our parents and teacher for everything they do for us and appreciate the kindness of our friends.

2. Community-Minded – Our school could not operate without the help of our community. We welcome the community to our school to share their skills and knowledge. We also want to contribute our skills and efforts to improve our local community through knowledge exchange.

3. Compassion – We are a school that grows children who care for one another, are concerned about the suffering of others, and want to act to make a better world.

4. Cooperation – We work well together with all of our friends and classmates. We want everyone to learn and succeed, and this requires us to work together, compromise, and share, in order to succeed.

5. Courage – We are a school that boldly faces challenges and support each other through difficult moments in our learning and life.

6. Critical Thinking – We embrace and encourage thinking critically about the world’s problems. We teach students how to learn and be analytical so they can go out into the world as lifelong learners to solve the problems of the 21st Century.

7. Do Unto Others – We acknowledge the universal rule of “do unto others as we would have done to ourselves”. We actively think about how we would like to be treated if we were in the other person’s situation.

8. Giving One Another a Chance – Everyone has a right to participate and have a go. We think about others and make sure other people in our team have had a chance to contribute, share their ideas, and have their ideas considered in class.

9. Growth – We have growth mindsets. We always believe we can improve and work every day to learn something new.

10. Here to Learn – School is a place for learning. We turn up every day prepared to listen, think, practice, and act on our new knowledge.

Do you have academic questions or concerns? Contact one of our academic coaches today! 

Academic Coaches help students identify strengths and weaknesses. They assist students with setting their academic and career goals. Developing student habits and other skills to ensure their success. They also analyze data and track student progress towards goals. Mrs. Dalton, Mrs. Hurst, and teachers are here to help you with all academic questions, special education, gifted learning opportunities, and much more. 

Lauri Dalton-

Phone: 229-324-3313 ext. 16038


Melissa Hurst-

Phone: 229-324-3313 ext. 16038



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