It is with sincere pleasure that I welcome you to our website as we begin the 2018-19 school year at Armstrong School District. For the coming school year, I look forward to working and learning with our students, teachers, and community members. As a parent and school administrator, I am excited about the opportunities that are available for our students.
Major initiatives for this school year will include the evaluation of new science resources including the piloting of digital science textbooks in grades 6 through 12 that will provide expanded resources aligned to the common core standards for our teachers and students. We will continue the Chromebook initiative this year, in science, to provide our students expanded, consistent access to technology resources. This initiative has provided tools needed so that we may take full advantage of the resources offered in our language arts and math curricula.
Last school year, I had the opportunity to work with teachers, administrators, school board members, and parents in striving to provide our students with a quality education in a caring and safe environment. Through working with our teachers, principals, and parents, I have found that they seek to engage our students in meaningful activities that help them reach their potential. I have long believed that though we are mandated to do many things, we should not allow ourselves or our school community be defined by what we are forced to do. We can set our own course by ensuring that we teach and model our core beliefs like striving to reach our potential, understanding what it means to respect ourselves and each other, and knowing that when we are trusted to do the right thing, we will. These are all supportive of the Armstrong School District mission statement that we will, in partnership with our families and communities, graduate educationally prepared, productive, morally responsible individuals. I look forward to working with all members our school community to accomplish our mission.