Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!
From Mr. McClure's Desk
Much has been said about the state of public education, and education in general, in the media in recent years. Undoubtedly, our children live in uncertain economic and political times and our schools continue to be the prism through which our future is viewed, and rightly so. For within our walls is tomorrow.
In a 2008 ACT report entitled "The Forgotten Middle," the importance of a child's education during the middle school years was emphasized. The report found that, “the level of academic achievement that students attain by eighth grade has a larger impact on their college and career readiness by the time they graduate from high school than anything that happens academically in high school.” There are equally critical statements throughout the report defining the importance of this time, NOW, in the lives of our children. (To view the executive report summary, please refer to the document found under the "pageDocs" link on this page.)
We resolve that every member of our school family, from the youngest student to the oldest teacher, exhibit the vitality and purpose required to fulfill our mission, "to teach students responsibility and cooperation while increasing their knowledge and boosting their self-esteem by providing an expanded, well-rounded educational program." You expect it, our global community needs it, and our children deserve it.
Thank you for the privilege of working with your child this year.