Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year!
During the summer we experienced a slower pace with meetings, staff development opportunities and conducting interviews for new staff. Our custodial team has diligently worked to clean rooms, offices and hallways for the upcoming year. As we enter August we experience a change in atmosphere with increased energy in anticipation of a new year. Staff will report the first week of August to attend building and district level staff development as they prepare for the start of classes on Wednesday, August 12th.
We would like to share some information that we hope will help prepare your family for the upcoming school year.
- Construction has begun on the Secured Entrance area for our building. By the end of August the project should be completed. We hope to have the entrance available for movement in and out of the building by the first week of August. If our main entrance is closed and we can be of assistance, please enter on the south side of the school at Door 18.
- Open House for all grades will be held from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 6th.
- Information sessions and distribution of technology for sixth grade students will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 10th.
- The first day of classes for students is Wednesday, August 12th. A reminder that all students will be released one hour early (1:58 p.m.) on Wednesday, August 12th, Thursday, August 13th and Friday, August 14th.
Continuous School Improvement Process
Our plan for improvement for the upcoming year continues to focus on the goal of increasing student achievement. While we will place emphasis on the core subjects, our efforts for increased learning will stretch across all content areas.
As a community of learners we will continue to implement research based strategies in the classroom and evaluate if they are having a positive impact on student learning. As you know, differences among students with various learning styles make what seems an easy task a very complex process.
Student engagement is a major factor in student academic growth. Throughout the year we will implement strategies to engage students in their learning. Conversations with your student about the positive correlation between effort and learning can clarify that increased knowledge can occur each day with guidance and support from families, teachers and peers.
We look forwarding to working with students and families. We anticipate a strong year that challenges both students and staff to expand their knowledge, build positive relationships and develop skills for today and the future.
Gene Thompson – Principal