Let me take this opportunity to wish you and your family a relaxing end to this glorious summer. We are looking forward to another great year at the Rockport Public Schools and are pleased to welcome a number of new staff members and new resident and school choice students and their families to our educational community.
Special thanks goes out to our year-round support staff who all have done such a fabulous job this summer getting our buildings and grounds ready and making all the needed preparations for another busy year of education.
I am extremely pleased about the quality and expertise of the new administrators, teachers and support staff that will be joining our schools this academic year. I believe strongly that the most important key to the success of a school system is to place the best possible people in the important educational positions that work with your children on a day-to-day basis.
Our major initiatives this school year will be centered on the continued fine-tuning of our K-12 Math Program and on fully implementing the Co-teaching Model in our classrooms to benefit the education of all students. In addition we will be expanding the educational outreach from our Greenhouse and Health and Wellness Sustainability Center to include the addition of a solar panel educational system, an onsite internet-accessible weather station, a webcam and a community health and wellness lending library. More information will be distributed on these exciting opportunities in the coming weeks.
We will also be continuing the efforts we began last school year to develop techniques to further increase the level of motivation and engagement of our students, increase ways for our students to have more voice and choice in their learning, foster avenues for students and staff to take on more leadership roles and provide more community opportunities and venues to showcase our educational achievements and to thank our community for giving us the resources necessary to provide for the best educational experience possible for our students.
We look forward to the opening day of school for all students on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Please feel free to contact me by phone, email or personal visit to my office at anytime this school year to share your thoughts for the future or your concerns and frustrations should they arise.
With my best wishes for another great school year!