Second term presents the challenge of the increased rigor of academics as well as two vacations that divides the term into three parts (pre-Thanksgiving, post-Thanksgiving, and beginning of the New Year). These breaks from school can provide a time for rejuvenation and reflection. Within the academic realm, these times are true checkpoints. Additionally, November has two early release days for professional development and parent conferences as well as no school for Veterans’ Day and Thanksgiving break. Report cards for the first term will be issued on November 18th and our parent/teacher conference days are around the corner. I encourage each of you to talk to your child(ren) about their progress this year. Ask him/her to cite areas that they excel and identify areas for improvement within each subject area. See if it matches what the teachers have identified and communicated via the conferences. I trust that student who is aware of his/her areas of strength and need is well equipped to learn. Thank you.
Stephen R. Ralston, Principal