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November-December Letter

Letter from the Hoofprint

As we have progressed through this school year, we have been discussing the real reason for the school, and for the education of our students.  In these discussions, we have come to the conclusion that we exist to prepare students for success.  There is no difference between success in the classroom and on the field, and later, in college and in their careers. We want to prepare our students for success, period.  We believe that the lessons, skills, and tools needed for success are all the same, regardless of the considered arena.  And so, we work to prepare our students to be successful in their arena of choice.  To achieve this, we believe it is essential to provide the most effective educational opportunities for our students through continual improvement at each staff and faculty position; to provide a challenging curriculum that prepares student for college and/or career; to provide continual communication with all stakeholders; and to provide an environment were all stakeholders believe success can exist.

We have produced a document that addresses each of the areas we have chosen to focus on, and posted it on the school website at: /vnews/display.v/ART/4ec1794fca899.  A few highlights from that document are below.

  • In order to provide the most effective educational opportunities for our students, we believe continual improvement at each staff and faculty position is necessary.  
  • As we strive to provide a challenging curriculum that prepares students for college and/or career, we are continually reevaluating the educational process and systems in use at Shickley Public School.  As part of this evaluation, we have realized that students need to be able to read, write, and think about the college and career-ready content areas.  
  • Communication is essential to the operation of an effective and successful organization, and Shickley Public Schools will work to provide continual communication with all stakeholders.
  • It is important for our school be an environment where students, teachers, parents, and community members believe success can exist.  

As always, if you have any questions regarding the school, academics, activities, our expectations and policies, or to share in the process of preparing our students to be successful, please don’t hesitate to stop in and talk, or give us a call.

 

Derek Ippensen
K-12 Principal, Activities Director
Shickley Public School