Greetings Parents, Students and Community,
I am very excited to begin another year at Griffin Elementary! We have had much success due to our staff, students, parents and community working together. Our joint efforts have upheld our status as a high performing "A" rated school and I feel very fortunate to be here with all of you. We are a team! We are continuing our implementation of a standards based curriculum. Our goal is to prepare our students to be college and career ready. All of our teachers are certified, highly qualified, and continuously attend professional development trainings in order to provide our students with rich and rigorous units of study. I am confident that your children will be motivated to learn and continue to show growth. Our school's vision is "Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow".
Additionally, our technology continues to grow with each student in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade having their own laptop computer to enrich learning experiences. We are also expanding the technology in our Pre-K through second grade classrooms by including laptops, iPads, and interactive white boards. Griffin has been extremely fortunate to be able create 21st century classrooms through the support of our PTA, the City of Cooper City and the SMART Bond funding. In addition, our school is always striving to be more sustainable by teaching our students how to make less of an impact on our planet. Our student led recycling program has been going strong for several years. Also, we have an environmental area with four raised garden beds for "hands on" student learning.