Week of January 11-15, 2016
We Appreciate our Richland Rocket Family
What a great first week of our second semester. I was truly impressed with the quality of character of each of you and that of our students and parents. Coming in at the beginning of the second semester allows me to see the culture and heart of the campus in motion. I am able to appreciate the legacy of success that has made Richland Elementary such a great campus to be a part of. Sometimes tragedy brings people close together and this first week was not the exception. We said goodbye to a dear friend and great member of our family, Ms. Renee Brown. While she was with us welcoming and greeting everyone who walked through the front doors, she undoubtedly touched so many lives. The memories that were made can never be erased. We too, will continue to leave lasting memories for our students which they can't erase. Take advantage of everyday to write on each of your student's blackboard. "What a teacher writes on the blackboard of live can never be erased." -Author Unknown.
As we continue moving forward we must not forget the urgency and importance of our jobs and the fact that time is precious when we deal with the future of our community and country; our students. I look forward to seeing you in action with our students in the classroom each and every day as I get to know more about what makes Richland such a special place to be. Continue to keep the levels of expectations high and adjusting and differentiating your instruction and support to meet all of our students.
Let's go Rockets!!!
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Preparing every student for college
Pre-AP is based on the following two important premises. The first is the expectation that all students can perform well at rigorous academic levels. This expectation should be reflected in curriculum and instruction throughout the school such that all students are consistently being challenged to expand their knowledge and skills to the next level.
The second important premise of Pre-AP is the belief that we can prepare every student for higher intellectual engagement by starting the development of skills and acquisition of knowledge as early as possible. Addressed effectively, the middle and high school years can provide a powerful opportunity to help all students acquire the knowledge, concepts, and skills needed to engage in a higher level of learning.