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04.25.14

Our Focus:  Student Achievement, Accountability, Attendance

Turning It All Around


 

 Message from the Superintendent 

I am very proud of this district’s faculty, staff and students for their tremendous hard work and focused attitudes during the 2012-2013 school year.  As we embark on the 2013-2014 school year, we recognize that we must continue to build strong collaborative relationships with other agencies, communities and colleagues as we work for excellence and success.  We must approach this year with renewed commitment to build upon the successes we have had this past year. 

As we consider all of the eager young minds that will be coming to school this year from pre-school, elementary, throughout middle and high school, we must facilitate their learning and ensure high levels of instruction.  We will be faced with challenges, but our commitment to reach every child and encourage them to achieve their dream of excellence in education must be our top priority.  Our students must be equipped with knowledge, skills, beliefs and attitudes that education is the reason for attending school and that they have the access and resources that ensure success.  Our primary focus is to ensure that our students gain a quality education that will enable them to compete globally in a world that is ever changing.  We know that many brilliant minds enter our classrooms every day.  Our teachers are willing and capable of reaching these minds and helping each child rise to his fullest potential.  We embrace the concept of reaching the student through teaching, counseling, mentoring, and all other means possible.  We acknowledge that students are valuable human resources and their education is of prime importance.

We urge parents to support our efforts as we work together to make valued gains in the future of our students.  It is an undisputed fact that it takes the support of everyone to develop leaders.  We honor safety, academics, lifelong learning, and extracurricular activities as we aim to educate the whole child.  We want to create a year that is bright with opportunities.

As we begin the 2013-2014 school year, we plan to make improvements in the gymnasiums at the elementary and middle schools and we have hired a resource officer for the 2013-2014 school year.  Each school has made notable improvements and we continue to work to make our buildings more efficient.  Lighting will be addressed in each school.  Several new teachers have joined our faculty and we are well pleased and excited to have them become a part of our team.

In school year 2013-2014, we are committed to the following:

· Meeting the needs of our students

· Furnishing schools with necessary resources and supplies

· Improving the quality of education each child receives

· Creating safe learning environments for everyone

· Supporting and retaining educational professionals

· Creating opportunities to encourage parents and community to become more involved in their children’s education.

“Student Achievement, Accountability, Attendance-

Turning It All Around”

 

 

Dr. Thelma F. Sojourner

Superintendent


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