Hard to believe that school year 2016-2017 is upon us. We will be welcoming students into our schools next. It is a great time of year as our students bring lots of energy and excitement into the buildings.
We are continuing our journey into proficiency-based education. We learned a great deal last year that has influenced our work for this year. Proficiency-base education can be a bit overwhelming to understand but please understand that this transformation is important and necessary to better meet the needs of our students. You (parents) will begin to receive information from your building principals regarding proficiency-based education, hopefully providing the explanation and clarification that is needed. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to check with your child's teacher and/or your building principal.
We have had several changes in leadership this year that are important to note. Joanne Harriman has been hired at Ella Lewis to be the new principal. Ty Thurlow will be the new leader at Sumner Memorial High School. Lastly, Chris Beals has transferred from Ella Lewis to the Mountain View School to serve as the principal at that building.
As always, I am very interested in your thoughts, ideas and concerns. As an educational community, each one of us has a part and your input is valuable. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me at 422-2017.
I wish your child(ren) and you a most successful school year.