This acronym is a guide to important Quaker principles
Quakers are pacifistic, and work to resolve conflict of any kind through peaceful techniques. In the school setting, this can mean anything from learning about global conflicts and advocating for resolution, to avoiding social cliques or hierarchy within the classroom, to resolving arguments with other community members through consensus.
Integrity means more than honesty in this context. Honesty is very important, but it is also important for individuals to behave in ways that are in connection with their beliefs.
Quakers believe that there is that of God in everyone. As such, each community member is equally important, and respect for persons is an important element in interactions.
Taking care of our environment is essential for ensuring our future and will be a very big emphasis at RFS Middle School. All community members will be careful with both the natural and human-made (and, increasingly, elements that are a little of each) elements of the school and surroundings.
Stewardship is also a way to learn about and advocate for social justice. Equitable distribution of resources requires that we, who use so many resources, limit our use.