Dear Students, Staff and Parents:
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school
year! Our commitment at Central Elementary School is to provide a safe,
encouraging, and intellectually challenging environment that will empower
students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers and inspired
learners prepared to thrive in the twenty-first century.
At Central, we are committed to providing our students with positive learning
experiences through a challenging academic program that will prepare students
for an ever-changing world. We inspire and motivate students to achieve
their fullest potential in order to be successful today and be prepared for
We believe that working together and maintaining open lines of communication
help make the home-school connection a successful part of our students'
education. We encourage family and community participation in classroom
and school-wide programs and activities along with our PTC sponsored
At Central Elementary School we aspire
to prepare and motivate our students by instilling in them critical thinking
skills, a global perspective, and a respect for core values of honesty,
loyalty, perseverance, and compassion. Students will have success for today and
be prepared for tomorrow.
Central Elementary School’s staff, parents, and community are dedicated to the intellectual, personal, social, and physical growth of our students. Our highly qualified staff recognizes the value of professional development in order to rigorously challenge students. Our teaching practices are both reflective and responsive to the needs of our students. Through diversified experiences, our students discover their potential, achieve readiness for college and careers, and succeed in a safe and caring environment.
We believe that effective teachers:
- Create opportunities for
intellectual risk-taking, collaboration, problem-solving, and application
of classroom learning to real life situations;
- Implement strategies that
promote ownership of learning to students;
- Design instruction to
integrate a variety of innovative technological tools and resources to
- Demonstrate ongoing
professional growth in order to increase the quality of instruction;
- Collaborate with colleagues
to share and discuss exemplary practices, interpret student
performance data, and design assessments that promote twenty-first century
We believe that successful students:
- Communicate in a meaningful
way for a variety of purposes and audiences;
- Demonstrate an understanding
of written, visual, and aural medium through comprehension,
interpretation, and evaluation;
- Employ critical and creative
thinking skills to solve problems; and
- Pose questions, examine
possibilities, and apply skills to find solutions to real-world issues.
- Make positive choices
related to physical and mental wellness; and
- Contribute to the local and
global community in a collaborative and respectful manner
In conclusion, I wish you all a
wonderful school year. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to
contact me and know that my door is always open. I can be reached at email@example.com.
I am honored to serve as your principal at Central Elementary School!
Mrs. Kim Arthur