Principal's Message

  • Principal

    Mrs. Cormic Priester

    Remarkable Rock Island Family,


    We are now in the second semester of the school year. I consider this time of the year to be our time to celebrate all the great things that our teachers and students have worked hard to attain.


    Last month, our students took the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (F.A.S.T) for Progress Monitoring Period 2. Overall, students have made great strides and our data looks to be on the upward trend for us to meet our school goals. There was a 17% percentage point growth in English Language Arts and an d18% percentage point growth in math.


    Please join us on Tuesday, February 7th for our School Advisory Council Meeting at 3:15 pm. Parent involvement is key to student success. Please come out to support the mission of our school.


    Our School Improvement Plan targets increasing student proficiency in reading. The Florida Standards Assessment measures proficiency. Proficiency helps predict the possibility of a child being successful in the next grade level. Our proficiency goal for reading is for 50% of students to earn a level 3, 4 or 5 on the 2023 Florida Assessment of Student Thinking PM 3 (F.A.S.T). Strategies to achieve this goal are in motion.


    We will begin Rocket Academy soon. We have many scholars that attend. Consistency is the key. Help us to achieve our attendance goal by reinforcing the need for you scholar to attend. I so look forward to helping our scholars attain their reading, math, and science goals as we finish this school year strong.


    Have a fabulous February! Continue to encourage your Rocket to do their best.


    Warmest regards,

    Mrs. Priester

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