Principal's Newsletter-- November 29, 2018
Moving From High Expectations to Excellence!
On Monday morning, Batesville Elementary received a check for $100,000 from the Charles Butt Foundation. Our team is bubbling with excitement at what this opportunity means for our students. For our rural community, this is support that is unique and quite definitely a driver that can redefine the academic outcomes of an entire generation. We have outlined five priorities for this funding: (1) Campus Leadership Development, (2) Technology Proficiency Development- school, students, and families as Partners in Education; (3) Literacy Development for Excellence (bringing literacy mentors to support Batesville to support Reading initiatives; (4) Family/Community Development- after school parent/community center activities (GED/Certifications); and Public Service Mission- Character development (PBIS & the 4Bs). With outstanding partnerships, such as the Charles Butt Foundation, we will continue to enhance and nurture a culture of innovation and a relentless commitment to excellence for our students. We are extremely thankful to Charles Butt for the generous education grant in honor of his mother, Mary Elizabeth Butt.
Key Dates to Remember
November 30- PBIS Student of the month; December 4th-6th: 3rd-6th grade benchmark testing (Math 12/4; Reading 12/5; Writing 12/6). 12/10- District Christmas Program Rehearsal 12pm; 12/11- District Elementary Christmas Program 6pm John Harrell auditorium; 12/13 District Tamalada (Batesville Musical Students Perform) 530pm; 12/14- Santa Claus at Batesville Elementary; 12/21- Final class day before Christmas Break.