Welcome Back Vikings!
I’m excited to be returning as Emery Park’s principal for the 17-18 school year. Last year was a wonderful experience, where I truly felt the spirit of our close knit community. From our Viking Orientation, to our Day of the Dead Celebration, to our Dr. Seuss Community Read-In, the strength in our “small but mighty” community was always evident to me.
Our school continues its upward trend in academic growth. For the 2016-2017 school year at Emery Park, over 60% of our students in grades 3-8 met or exceeded standards in ELA. Last year’s 7th grade class achieved the second highest percentage of meeting or achieving proficiency in the entire district.
The reason for our growth is simple. Our teachers, students, and parents work very hard at what they do, and they work together.
Our campus is rooted in kindness. During our Thursday assemblies we always take a moment to tell the person next to us, “I’m happy you’re here today.” This sets a tone where students can focus on their learning the rest of the day.
We made substantial growth last year, but we are not satisfied. At Emery Park, we want to strive to be the best. It takes a team for that to happen. For the 17-18 school year, we are looking to continued success. We will not rest on our laurels; we want our students to be able to compete with the best of the best!
I appreciate the support provided by parents and all stakeholders. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you ever have any questions or concerns.