School’s Back in Session in Saguache Today
It’s the first full week back to school for students in Saguache Today. So please use extra caution around the school area and buses making stops to pick up children, especially with all the slick conditions.
There’s quite a few educational, fun events planned for the students this month, including a science fair and a ski trip. And now here’s the full report from the Saguache Principal.
Principal’s Corner (Edition #11)
by Kathy Hill, Mountain Valley School
Happy New Year and Welcome to 2017! It is a brand new calendar year, and we are almost halfway through our school year! Seventeen weeks are now complete, and Mountain Valley School is gearing up to make the last half of this school year successful and extremely productive! Our school has a vision to make sure all students are successful and that vision involves parents and community. The research is clear, consistent, and convincing; Parent, family, and community involvement in education correlates with higher academic performance and school improvement. When schools, parents, families, and communities work together to support learning, students tend to earn higher grades, attend school more regularly, stay in school longer, and enroll in higher level programs. Researchers cite parent-family- community involvement as a key to addressing the school dropouts and note that strong school-family-community partnerships foster higher educational aspirations and more motivated students. The evidence holds true for all kids regardless of the parent’s education, family income, or background. We at Mountain Valley are dedicated to joining together all stakeholders to benefit our kids.
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Teachers and schools need to communicate and provide transparent, up-to-date, and pertinent information and parents and families need be proactive and informed. I would like to encourage parents to contact teachers when questions about school work or activities come up. Be postive and research information by going to the source. Call teachers and set up an appointment to visit about concerns or to find out what things you as a parent can do to encourage your child to do their best. All of us have an important role in a child’s education. Let’s work together to improve our school, strengthen families, build community support, and increase student achievement and success!
Upcoming events at Mountain Valley:
- Master Facilities Plan and FREE community dinner; Thursday, January 12th
- End of the second quarter and 1st semester of school: Thursday, January 12th.
- Elementary staff Professional Learning Community on Friday, January 13th.
- Middle School girl’s basketball games: January 10 and January 12
- High school basketball: Home game (at Moffat school) Saturday, January 14th.
- NWEA testing begins Monday, January 16th.
- Science Fair: Thursday, January 19th
- Ski trip to Wolf Creek: Friday, January 20th.