Wow, today is the last day with kids. Where has the year gone? When I reflect back I know we have a long way to go, but we will achieve greatness. Some accomplishments that may go unnoticed as we pack up the year and prepare to move forward include our student assistance team. We established a team and were effective at targeting at risks students and providing resources to teachers and parents to support student learning. School safety was a priority. Our school leadership team was created and maintained excellence throughout the year analyzing data and creating solutions to move our school forward. Unfortunately, these accomplishments may go unnoticed, as a test score will judge our success this year.
As I analyze our school data, I realize it does not tell our story. The numbers don’t lie, but they also don’t tell the truth. They don’t highlight the volume of students we had in and out this year. Between August and March we have had 255 new students. In August we had 24 new, 14 withdrawn; September – 24 new, 24 withdrawn; October – 22 new, 15 withdrawn; November – 18 new, 26 withdrawn; December -10 new, 13 withdrawn; January – 28 new, 13 withdrawn; February – 24 new, 7 withdrawn; March – 25 new, 6 withdrawn. It doesn’t speak to the teachers that resigned mid year or the hard work that was achieved through collaboration and teamwork. It does not factor in our six brand new teachers, two who are interns or the eleven new teachers to our campus. It doesn’t indicate the high-class sizes or challenges our students face everyday.
It does however give us a starting point. A starting point to plan for next year.
Wishing you a great last day!