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A Letter from the Principal

Dear Paton Churdan Rockets:

 As I begin my 14 year in education, I can honestly say that I have never been as excited to begin a school year as I am this year and I could not be more proud to be a Paton Churdan Rocket.    We are coming off of a terrific summer with a tremendous amount of successes to celebrate.  We had another great year with the summer literacy program with over 53 students participating throughout the summer and on average 65 people utilizing our summer lunch program daily.  I would say that this is something wonderful to celebrate.  Another huge success is that our own Greene County Rams Softball team not only qualified for the state tournament, they ended the year placing 3rd in the state.  It was a great run and we cannot wait to see what next summer will bring.  Finally, we have so many new things to mention for the '14-'15 school year and here are a few of our favorite to highlight:

1)  We welcome six new staff to our building- Mrs. Paulsen will be working in the Resource Room, Ms. King will be our new 3rd grade teacher, Ms. Wilke will be working with the secondary band and vocal department, and Mrs. Jackson will be secondary science.  James Helms has joined our custiodial staff and will do some bus driving for us and Mrs. Klocke will work one day a week with our teachers on curriculum and professional development.  

2) For the 5th straight year we have had an increase in enrollment.  This year we are happy to welcome 11 new families to our district and 20 new students in grades K-12, along with a whopping 27 preschool students.  This is great and a sign that we are doing great things for kids!!! 

3)  We will be adding a new state of the art propane bus the beginning of October.  After a year of research, it was decided to turn in this direction to provide a more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly bus to our fleet.  We hope to continue to add additional propane buses to our fleet in the future.

4) The addition of a zero hour period to provide students with a more individualzed, one-on-one/small group approach to help teach, re-teach, and enrich students at the secondary level.

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5) A Personalized Education Plan (PEP) for all students at Paton Churdan.  Throughout the year, teachers will work to collaborate with students and parents to create a more individualized plan with each and every student at Paton Churdan.  By the end of the first semester, each student at Paton Churdan will have a PEP  that will help to ensure that each day they are being pushed to the highest expectations academically, socially, and behaviorally.  Please look for more communication on this PEP plan in future newsletters and in communications sent home with your child. 

 

These changes plus many more are just a few of the reasons I know it is going to be a great school year. 

Go Rockets!!

Principal Smith

 

 

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