Dearest CSE Families,
It is difficult to believe that I am starting my eighth year as the principal of our amazing school! Every year I am excited about starting a new school year, but the start of this year TOPS all previous years. We are celebrating some WINS to start the school year. One win is that we are an Elementary-only school, and another huge win is we moved our school grade to a C. Although our C is not as high as I would have wanted, we will not have the monthly state visits (a WIN). Although we will celebrate our success, that does NOT mean we are taking our foot off the gas. We are going to continue to accelerate the teaching and learning needed to move us to the next level of success. High expectations will continue to serve as the foundation of our success, creating a positive culture of high-quality standards-based instruction. We are 100% embedded in the B.E.S.T. Standards (Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking), as well as new district leadership who have made the expectations clear as it pertains to ensuring student achievement. As in previous years, we will rise to the challenge. I am super excited to return to an elementary-only school because it will provide us with more opportunities to support scholars in ALL grade levels PreK – fifth. One of our School Improvement Goals will continue to be the school-wide delivery of High-Quality Instruction. Our scholars deserve our BEST!
Principal Vonda L. Oliver