Greetings Parents, Students, and Community members,
The 2015-16 school year has arrived as the days of summer come to an end. Teachers, support staff, and students are focused on our goal to engage in educational activities that foster 21st century learning. Our organization has turned towards the 5Cs; communication, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and caring as we develop basic literacy in reading, writing, math, and technology. Ultimately, our organizational focus aims to help children and staff thrive in the 21st century as learners, citizens, and family members. We look forward to the many activities that are planned for the 2015-16 school year and to re-engaging with students.
We aim to help every student develop and sustain a growth mindset that focuses on each child setting and achieving personal improvement goals as we work together to improve our organization and community. Along these lines, we’re employing a new tool, Improvement Science, to apply the PDSA cycle in which we Plan, Do, Study, Act in order to make small and frequent changes that are carefully tested in service of solving the big challenges that confront our students and staff. Our Improve Science work will work towards to have every Rio student become an interested and accomplished reader.
We’re excited to serve our students, families, and community in 2015-16 as we bring world class learning opportunities to every child. It is a great time in American public schools, a great time to be a student, and great time to be a educator.
Superintendent – Rio School District – Empowering Learners to Thrive in 21st Century