I hope the threat of school closures due to inclement weather is behind us, and we have also officially put more than 2/3 of the 2013-2014 school year behind us as well. I hope everyone, staff members, students, and parents takes the time to enjoy Spring Break April 14-18, and I’m certain you will be thankful for the extra day to recover this year. Remember that because of adjustments made previously to our school calendar, April 21 will be a holiday for students and staff members. I trust all will be well-rested and eager to settle back into the school routine on Tuesday, April 22.
In the upcoming months, teachers, paraprofessionals, and support staff will work diligently to prepare all Grainger County students for their future success. By the end of this semester, students will have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and understanding of various subjects on an array of mandated state tests. As the testing window draws closer, you’ll be getting more specific information from your student’s teachers. I encourage you to work closely with us as we prepare students for academic success.
As you enjoy this transition time of year between seasons, just remember that a special effort is being made each day to assure that students are prepared to make their own transition to the next level - whether that transition takes them to the next grade/course, college, career, or the community at large. I am certain I speak for all Grainger County staff members when I say we look forward to the opportunity the rest of the 2013-2014 school year will offer for staff members to TEACH, for students to LEARN, and for all to SUCCEED.
Director of Schools