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We want parents and community members to know that great things are happening here. Each day as part of our morning announcements, student leaders recite the Pledge of Allegiance, the Character Pledge, and the preamble to The Declaration of Independence for all the students to hear and participate within each classroom. Our journalism club provides a leadership quote of the day including a lesson on how the students can use the 7 Habits in their daily routine. We focus on helping our students be the best citizens and people they can be.
Dear Stallion Families,
I hope this newsletter finds you doing well. As adults, many of us begin the new year by evaluating the previous year and setting goals for the upcoming year and beyond. Our students began the year by setting a personal and academic goal and in many classrooms these goals are being tracked in leadership notebooks.
Something special happens when goals go from being spoken to written. They become tangible and real. I am proud of the work our teachers are doing with our students and with the effort our students are making toward our goals. It’s exciting for me when a student can show me their progress toward their goal and can articulate why they are or aren’t making the progress they anticipated.
One of our academic goals for the year is that our students will score an average of 70% on the 4th quarter Galileo tests. One of the tools we have to help us reach this goal is a web-based program called Moby Max. There are a lot of supplemental tools out there, but I have been particularly impressed with the quality of the instructional tools and how much fun it is for our students to use this program. The great thing is that because it is web-based, students can access it anywhere there is an internet connection.
We also continue to honor the leader in each of our students and work on providing opportunities for their unique abilities to shine. In fact, we will be hosting our first annual leadership day later in the spring. More details will follow, but I wanted you all to know we are planning an event to show off some of the things we have been putting into place this year.
Thank you for your continued support, and thank you for choosing Simonton.