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July 1, 2012

The Power of Community

Welcome to the 2012-13 school year!

As the new principal, I am thrilled to join MRH Elementary: a student-centered school community characterized by high quality learning experiences and personalized service. This is the place to be!

Throughout the last few months I have enjoyed opportunities to listen and learn from staff members, parents, community members, and students. Many of these conversations have included what our school has to celebrate and areas where we can continue to improve. I am ready to lead the MRH Elementary community as we continue our quest for the success of every student.

As we enter our new school year, I would like to invite every member of our community to consider four key elements that must be in place in order for our community to continue to thrive: relationships, communication, excellence, and safety.

Relationships: When one looks at any successful community, genuine relationships are a key factor to their
success. Relationships are the foundation of all that we strive for at MRH Elementary. It is important that every member of our community (students, staff, parents) feels as though they belong and is connected to every other member. Our goal of ensuring our students become leaders, stewards, citizens, and scholars is the work of all of us. We cannot do this alone; we must work together. Relationships are key.

Communication: It is vital that every member of the MRH Elementary community knows and understands the important journey we have before us. The only way we can achieve this level of involvement is through clear and consistent communication. Communication occurs at many levels that include school-to-family, teacher-to family, family-to-family, student-to-family, and family-to-community. Our goal is to ensure that all levels of communication are in place. In the August edition of our newsletter, you will be invited to share your thoughts about the level of communication that exists at MRH Elementary. Your feedback is invaluable as we move forward as a community.

Excellence: Over the past few years, MRH Elementary has developed a culture of academic excellence that requires the very best from every member of our community. High expectations exist for the students of MRH Elementary and they in turn deserve the very best from the adults here to support them (staff and parents). As we move forward, we will strive to ensure that in every classroom and in every learning opportunity, our students will receive nothing less than the best. This is the goal we will work toward each day. Continually striving to do better is another important aspect of a thriving community.

Safety: In successful communities, every member of the community is accepted and viewed as a valuable member of the group effort. This should be the same for every member (students, staff, and parents) of the MRH Elementary community. Each person that enters our school deserves to be physically, emotionally, and socially safe. MRH Elementary is a place for everyone and we want everyone to feel safe and secure in our learning environment.

Now that we have identified the four key elements essential to the continued success of the MRH Elementary community, the important work of developing each of these elements begins. Throughout the course of the 2012-13 school year I invite each of you, as members of the MRH Elementary community, to join with other members of our community to ensure the continued success of every student. During the next few months there will be several opportunities for us to continue to engage in conversation about what is working in the MRH Elementary community and where we can continue to improve. Please check out the “events” section of the newsletter and the Announcements section of the Elementary website  for the dates and times. We need you there.

There are many new members coming into  the MRH Elementary community. I am genuinely excited that these individuals will be joining our staff. Each person brings a unique story to our school and a wide variety of experiences I am sure will compliment our work as a learning community. Join me in welcoming them to MRH.

While I look forward to meeting each of you during the important events over the next few months, please also know I welcome your individual phone call or email. Everyone is welcome at MRHE. I am looking forward to a year full of possibilities!

With Appreciation,
Jason Adams, Principal