From the Superintendent
It is with much enthusiasm, I welcome you to our 2016-17 academic school year. This summer has been filled with planning and we have so many exciting things to share with you. Although this letter addresses many items, please continue to monitor our Facebook page, website, and mobile application for important updates.
Bond Information - We are wrapping up our bond project that we have been working on for the past two years. Thanks to the taxpayers of our district we have made many improvements and upgrades to our facilities.
Little Lions PreSchool and Daycare - This facility is open for business! We are so excited to have our little ones at Fuller Street Elementary School. Children age 6 months to school age can enroll in our program which is open from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM.
Positive Behavior Intervention Support – Our staff is looking forward to implementing this program. Our slogan is represented in an acronym: ROAR – Respectful, Orderly, Assistive, and Responsible. For over a year, our team has been working on an implementation plan including lessons that support ROAR. During the first week of school, we will communicate with our students the expectations of this program. Students coming from Fuller Elementary School already have an idea of how it works; expanding PBIS district wide is the next step. Many school districts have adopted this program with great success. If you would like more information please go to www.pbis.org.
Welcome New Staff – New Teachers: Jessica Droscha - Art, Katherine Howard - Grade 7 ELA, Julia DeGroot - High School Counselor, Sara Delaney - Grade 3 (Science), Ryan Smith - High School English, Ashley Stadel - High School Special Education, and Christen Martinsen - High School English. New support staff: Heather Kennedy and Nicole Jados.
Maple Valley families, we are looking forward to a productive and successful school year. As always, if you have concerns please do not hesitate to contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs. Falcon brings a myriad of experiences to this role. After 3 years serving in the US Army, Mrs. Falcon earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics Education from Ferris State University. She has experience teaching mathematics at the middle and high school levels. Before becoming an administrator, Mrs. Falcon coached cheerleading and dance for 10 years. After earning her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership Degree from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee, Mrs. Falcon served as Assistant Middle School Principal, High School Principal, Elementary Principal, Curriculum Director, Assistant Superintendent, and Interim Superintendent. Mrs. Falcon is proud of her large blended family which includes her daughters who attend Michigan State University and Central Michigan University .