Pleasant Valley Parents and Families,
YEAR! There is something very rejuvenating about celebrating the start of a new
year. While December is a nice time to reflect, January is when we start to
take action on those goals we have set for ourselves in the coming year. I hope
you have had some nice time with your family over the break, and I am SURE
everyone is ready to get back to the regular routine…..well almost everyone.
goals, allow me to encourage some thought around the goals our students might
think about as they return to school. While we are here to support student
learning, it is critical the STUDENT is at the center of the work to learn.
Helping each individual student recognize and achieve their potential is an
important part of what we do, but students who are successful at learning (and
life for that matter) have to assume the responsibility for the effort and time
they put in to their learning.
might this stimulate some thinking around you may ask?
research is very clear students who are at school learn at higher levels. Make
it a goal to be here at least 95% of the time.
Behavior. Students who are making the
right choices to be kind, follow directions, and stay on task are more
successful both academically and socially. Make it a goal to follow
expectations at all times.
Effort. Being a successful student is
not easy. Sometimes you have to work at something you don’t really want to do. Sometimes
you have to work on something you don’t really understand very well. Sometimes you have to work with
people you don’t really
want to work with. We all know however, that the harder you work and the more
persistent you are, the more successful you are. Make it a goal to try your
best in all your classes on every assignment every day. The partnership between
home and school is a critical one to ensure a student’s success. That partnership is
really a triad of teacher, student, and parent working together to engage,
empower, and encourage students to ensure they learn. Let’s make it a great 2016 working
together for your students’ success!
feel free to call or email me at with any questions or concerns.
Grigg, Principal Pleasant Valley Middle School