Message from the Principal
Welcome to another great year at Newman Elementary. We are excited that you have chosen to send your child to our school. The mission of our school is to adequately prepare all of our students for college. As always, we encourage you to talk to your child about college. Each homeroom teacher here at Newman has adopted a university to focus on for the year. Students in grades 2 through 5 are randomly selected to talk about their university during the morning college announcements. Students are very excited when they have the opportunity to do this as it allows them the opportunity to share their college goals with the entire school.
We are still continuning to use Education Galaxy as one of our assessment review programs for all of our Newman students. This program allows students the opportunity to practice key standards that are being covered in the classroom. Students will use this program during RTI time at school and they may also use the program at home. Please encourage your students to complete assignments that are given to them as they will have the opportunity to earn prizes which this year includes a Galaxy Alien T-Shirt.
This year our teachers will be using the Active Learning Framework structure as part of their planning for engagement with your students. The goal of this district initative is for teachers to utlize best practices within in their classroom that will allow students to follow a strategic plan to solve problems. In the Design phase students will work on generating ideas for a problem that they are going to solve. In the Explore stage students test our their hypothesis and and conduct research to find solutions to their problem. In the Refine stage students receive feedback from peers and teachers on their findings. In the final Demonstration Stage students utilize the feedback they recieved to produce a final product which is evaluated by peers and teachers.
Please take time to talk to your students abour their goals and projects that they will be working on this year. We are preparing students to learn how to solve problems that don't yet exist. As the instructional leader of this campus I want to ensure our parents that our staff is doing the best job possible to get them ready. We need your support to make this happen. Thank you as always for being an important part of our team here at Newman.
Pauletta Howard M.Ed.
Principal - Newman Elementary
"Building our Future one child at a time"