We are midway past the school year and I am pleased of the growth that our students are making in school. Although, we will constantly strive to enhance our instructional practices to increase student achievement and gain greater academic outcomes, we’d like to celebrate some of our accomplishments thus far this year. Our students in grades three through five have shown academic in achievement as measured by the iReady assessments from the beginning of the year ( BOY) to the middle of the year (MOY) in reading. This is a rigorous assessment that is a requirement of the district or students to take in grades 3 – 5 to measure academic growth in reading and math. Students in grades four and five made academic gains in mathematics. Our students in grades kindergarten and grades one have maintained their gains within a three point range and grade two has shown an eleven point increase in achievement. Our pre-kindergarten students are becoming better readers and learning how to do basic number operations. Wow! We have a lot to celebrate. Thank you parents, teachers and students for working collaboratively to increase student achievement and fulfilling our shared vision.
We continue to look forward in working in partnership with parents and community members to better serve our students and key stakeholders. I am so proud of our parental involvement and I invite more parents to get involved with our school. We started our school year out great with an enormous parent turnout for Back to School Night which followed with parents attending our Grandparents Day celebration, American Education Week events, Literacy Night, Hip Hop Holiday, Scholastic Book Fair and so much more.
We look forward to your continued support in which Edgecombe Circle Elementary School is dedicated to cultivating lifelong learners who will be able to compete and succeed in the 21st century.
Gloria E. P
Gloria E. Pulley, Principal