Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members,
As the principal of Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary/Middle School, I extend greetings to all stakeholders. I look forward to collaborating with you this year as we continue our mission of ensuring high academic achievement for all students. This year we are at a temporary location while our 21st Century, state of the art building on Hillsdale is being constructed. I would like to thank the Grove Park community for welcoming Calvin M. Rodwell with open arms; I would like to assure Grove Park and Calvin Rodwell families that we have worked tirelessly to ensure a seamless transition for all of our children.
My first priority is to encourage high academic standards, for students and teachers, ensuring they meet their fullest potential by providing an environment that promotes safety, values diversity, supports problem-solving, and develops critical thinking skills. In addition to our strong academic focus, we will continue to invest in our extracurricular activities such as our athletic and gardening programs as well as strengthening our community partnerships.
The staff at Calvin M. Rodwell is dedicated to motivating students to continue a path of life-long learning. Building upon core values of respect, courage, and hard work, it is our goal to nurture students’ mental, emotional and physical development. I also envision all of our students as global competitors who think beyond the walls of our school, and even beyond Baltimore City. Every student is valued and worthy of our finest effort, and we are devoted to helping each student become a well-rounded individual.
Lastly, as Principal, I am committed to building strong relationships with parents regarding all aspects of our school. In an effort to foster an environment of collaboration, mutual respect, and high student performance, I will be scheduling informational sessions for parents to ensure we are fully transparent with your child’s educational experience at Calvin M. Rodwell. I firmly believe that it does indeed take a village to raise a child. With your support, we can teach our students to reach beyond the stars, dare to dream and succeed, and to always be proud of the community and City they come from. I look forward to working with you to achieve these goals and so much more!
Samuel A. Rather II
Calvin. M. Rodwell Elementary/Middle School
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