Welcome to Ralph E. Waite Elementary

  • Welcome to Ralph E. Waite Elementary School!  Our motto is Learn Together, Lead Forever!


    In addition to strong academics, we value and help our students develop strong character values to become outstanding LEARNERS and LEADERS. For the past few years, the students and staff at Waite Elementary have learned about and utilized the 8 Habits of Happy Kids, based off of the book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey. We will continue to embrace these habits and life-leasons with the ultimate "End in Mind" of enabling our students to:


    1.  Be leaders
    2.  Be confident and independent
    3.  Work well with others
    4.  Make positive contributions to the world around them


    The 8 Habits of Happy Kids are:


    1.  Be Proactive
    2.  Begin with the End in Mind
    3.  Put First Things First
    4.  Think Win-Win
    5.  Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood
    6.  Synergize
    7.  Sharpen the Saw
    8.  Find your Voice


    More information can be found at:  www.theleaderinme.org/the-7-habits-for-kids.