As principal of New Hope School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year, my 15th year with this learning community. We are all excited to have students back in our classrooms. It is our mission to teach our students God-centered universal values and service to others as the basis for personal integrity, harmony in the family, and peace in the world. We look forward to partnering with you in the coming year to achieve this.
As we embark on the new school year, I want to take a moment to reflect what we achieved last year. First of all, our students did very well on their standardized Terra Nova tests. The scores were among the best our school has ever had. Three of our classes finished in the top 10% and four others in the top 20% of all students nationwide. In addition, New Hope was granted accreditation by the Middle States Association—Committee on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), a validation of the quality of our educational program as well as our overall school environment.
We look forward to building on these successes and making even more progress this year. This year our key goals are to continue to enhance students’ reading levels and helping them to develop their social-emotional relationship skills. We have a number of action plans in place in support of these goals which we began implementing last year.
Each child is a unique individual. We pride ourselves on the opportunities we offer to help every one of our students succeed. These opportunities are included in our academic programming, from core subjects to electives and after school activities that help them develop their strengths, interests and talents in many areas. We are always looking towards the future—and preparing them for what comes next in their lives.
This work is not easy. But New Hope School is a community of professionals. We all—teachers, administrators, and support staff—are collaborating to create a safe, supportive, welcoming learning community where all students are treated fairly and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Families and other community members play a critical role as partners in supporting both your students at home and work in the schools. We look forward to working with you throughout the year to make important decisions that impact both your child as an individual and the school as a whole. As a start to this partnership, we invite you to attend our Back-to-School-Night on Friday, September 14, 6:30-8:30 pm.
To stay up-to-date on what’s happening throughout the year, visit this website often, as well as our Facebook page, and TeacherEase, where you can check up on your child’s schoolwork.
New Hope School is a wonderful learning community. I feel so privileged to be a part of it. This is a very special place, and my colleagues and I appreciate the trust that you’ve shown us by sending your children here every day. We will do our best to ensure they have a fulfilling, happy and safe year.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns. I am looking forward to a great school year together.
Robert Beebe, Ed.D.
New Hope School