The Rise of Norcross High School

Come on Everybody let's get Involved

We are asking you, the parents, the students, the staff, and the community what we all think needs to happen during the upcoming school year and in the future. We are having a sip and chat with the principal of our school, and discussing what needs to be incorporated or revised for the betterment of our students.

Norcross High School

Monday, May 2nd, 6-9pm

5300 Spalding Drive

Norcross, GA


6-6:30 Refreshments

6:30-7 Welcome and mission

7-8:30 Open discussion with parents, students, staff & community

8:30-9 Closing promise and thanks

Operation Revamp

"Effective educational leaders help their schools to develop or endorse visions that embody the best thinking about teaching and learning. School leaders inspire others to reach for ambitious goals" (Gabriel & Farmer, 2009). We need the input of people outside of the school that are concerned about the academic success of our students. "'There is no better way to involve families and the community in the work of educating our youth than the community school strategy,' said Martin J. Blank" (Gilroy, 2011). We need you all to get involved in their educational journey. "One common design strategy is known as 'design for the mean.' The designer focused on creating products that will reach the largest number of people to ensure that it is commercially successful" (Edyburn, 2013). We have to work together and create a vision statement so that students and teachers have even more of a success rate, but with less stress. "Students are their teachers become partners in the classroom process, and communication to help students understand what success looks like, see where they are now, and learn to close the gap between the two" (Stiggins & Chappuis, 2006).


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