With tremendous effort from students, families, and Florida Mesa staff, we have much to be thankful for, much to celebrate, and much to look forward to in the upcoming weeks.
School Improvement Plan: For the 2017-18 school year we have four major improvement strategies in place. They are as follows:
- Provide high-quality first instruction.
- Increase the level of rigor in student choices.
- Increase student goal setting and planning.
- Provide appropriate pacing.
The staff is working diligently to address each of these key areas. As we visit classrooms, we see students who are interested, curious, and who understand where they are in their own learning. Yee-haw!
Academic Benchmarks: The middle of the school year is an important time for educators to determine students’ academic levels, so that we can make decisions about how we can support our learners for the remainder of the school year. Next week we are assessing student reading, which will include fluency and comprehension. Additionally, in the coming weeks we will give students the assessments in other core areas to monitor progress toward the most important grade level standards.
Warm Clothing: As we move to the winter months, please remember we spend each morning as well a daily recess outside. Please dress your child accordingly. We also have a great deal of lost and found items including winter coats, hats, and gloves. Please remind your children to gather their items and use them during our recesses.
Thank you for allowing us to work with your children at Florida Mesa. The staff is dedicated to the academic, social, and emotional success of each student, and we appreciate your critical role in our school community. During this busy, and often stressful time of the year, remember to take the time to relax with your loved ones and celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of your children.
Vanessa Fisher, Principal
Shannon Morris, Assistant Principal