News From the Principal
It is hard to believe third quarter progress reports will be going home in just a few weeks. If only we could get the weather to cooperate with the quarters! So far, our students have been able to maintain a strong academic focus. This has traditionally been a hard time for students to maintain achievement. We are proud of their accomplishments as they have prepared for and will be taking the ISAT tests the week of March 4th through 14th. With the new mandates from the Illinois State Board of Education, please be prepared for your child’s test scores to be lower this year. As we switch to the new common core state standards and implementation, scores will reflect the transition.
As spring approaches, I sincerely hope that things are going well for you and your student(s) also. The 2013-14 school year has brought about many changes and challenges for both our students and teachers. We hope you stay actively involved in the process of educating your child as well. It is truly impossible for us to meet the educational challenges of our modern society without the active assistance and participation of our parents. We need to work together as a team for the well being of your child, both academically and otherwise. If we maintain that as our focus, I believe we can overcome any obstacle in which might prevent him/her from succeeding. Have a great early spring!
Mr. David Andriano