Despite the continuing warm days, the reality that summer has passed is not lost on anyone. Although we will miss summer fun, we know that each September signals an opportunity to begin another school year with energy and enthusiasm for educators with a passion and dedication for learning. During July and August, administrators continued their work preparing facilities, hiring staff, and developing goals and initiatives to guide our students in their quest to become lifelong learners. Much has been accomplished and we are excited to welcome students and staff back to our schools. Here are a just few noteworthy items to review as we begin the 2015-2016 school year:
Godwin & Highland
20 new IPads;
K-2 Writer’s Workshop;
K-5 Standards-based Report Cards;
Evaluation of elementary enrichment program;
New sixth grade schedule mirrors middle school; engages students in 21st Century Learning Skills.
Pilot Program – Link It;
Chromebooks for students in grades 7-12;
Dynamics of Health Care (PE elective);
Math and Marketing (Math);
Please be sure to stay in touch with administrators and teachers throughout the school year—remember, we are all just one phone call or email away. We also hope you will access the district website and school and teacher web pages frequently. In closing, we look forward to seeing you at the many back-to-school events and activities scheduled this year at our schools…celebrating students for their academic and extra-curricular achievements make for the most memorable events! On behalf of all in our district, please accept my best wishes for a safe, happy, and healthy 2015-2016 school year!
Dr. Marie C. Cirasella