Now that we are well into the 2013-2014 school year, a few observations and recognitions are appropriate:
We have experienced a very effective, successful first quarter of the year. This is a result of all of the stakeholder groups that affect the education of young boys and girls working together well, and the students will benefit.
We appreciate the parents and grandparents who work alongside our educators, as they do in so many instances and in so many ways sending our students to school ready to learn; ready to focus on education and learning; helping them to mostly avoid the many distractions to school success. Helping kids get to school everyday, on time, working with them at home as learners, building responsibility and confidence, providing adequate rest and nourishment, all help us to be more successful during their hours at school. We also recognize your patience and cooperation as we began our year with many new employees, and experienced employees in new jobs.
Our professional staff has been committed and energized as they perform their duties. There are lots of changes being put into our classrooms. Some are due to new state standards and some are research based instructional changes aimed at enhancing learning for students. The building leadership, our principals, are focused and busy working with the teaching staffs in the leadership role. This is handled in excellent fashion here at Southeast at a time when more and more is put on the principals' plate. It's a big job.
Thanks to our many classified employees, our students arrive to school and return home safely from well organized, clean, safe schools where they can enjoy well prepared lunches and breakfasts daily.
It's a Team Effort here at Southeast!