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ROAR is a Mesa Middle School program that recognizes 
students / parents / and staff members for being 
through the lens of our International Baccalaureate Learner Profile Traits (below).

As IB learners we strive to be BALANCED.  We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives – intellectual, physical, and emotional – to 

achieve well-being for ourselves and others.  We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live. (August)

As IB learners we strive to be INQUIRERS.  We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research.  We know how to learn independently and with
others.  We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life. (September)

As IB learners we strive to be PRINCIPLED.  We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and 

rights of people everywhere.  We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences. (October)

As IB learners we strive to be OPEN-MINDED.  We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others.  We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience. (November)

As IB learners we strive to be CARING.  We show empathy, compassion and respect.  We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in

the lives of others and in the world around us. (December)

As IB learners we strive to be RISK-TAKERS.  We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies.  We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change. (January)

As IB learners we strive to be KNOWLEDGEABLE.  We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines.  We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance. (February)

As IB learners we strive to be THINKERS.  We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems.  We exercise 

initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions. (March)

As IB learners we strive to be COMMUNICATORS.  We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways.  We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups. (April)

As IB learners we strive to be REFLECTIVE.  We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience.  We work to understand our strengths and 

weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development. (May)