April was an awesome month! We have some great student, teacher, and staff accomplishments to report. Congratulations to the following teachers, staff and students!
Pinal County Attorney’s Character Counts Essay Contest, where there were over 6,000 entries submitted!
Division 1: 2nd Place: Jenna Daily from Mrs. Lucas’ class
Division 2: 1st Place: Austin Eulert from Mrs. Hull’s Class
San Tan Valley Scholastic Achievement Awards Teacher and Staff Recognition go to:
Julie Dunning-Farmer (Certified Teacher)
Kayla Bell (Specialty Area– Non Administrative)
Michelle Green (Classified)
San Tan Valley Scholastic Achievement Awards Student Recognition Awards go to:
Wyatt Thompson (Kindergarten)
Cooper Quigley (1st-3rd)
Kayla Lucas (4th-5th)
Dalton Holley (6th-8th)
Florence Community Library Bookmark Contest
Logan Meyer from Mrs. Moya’s Class - Honorable Mention
Bella Sergio from Mrs. Hamilton’s Class - Honorable Mention
Survey says...We just received the results of our perceptions surveys that were completed during parent teacher conference week and we are happy to report the following overall findings:
Student Surveys: 14 Strengths and 2 Concerns (last year there were 8 Strengths and 2 Concerns)
Parent Surveys: 29 Strengths and 0 Concerns (last year there were 30 Strengths and 0 Concerns)
Certified Staff: 62 Strengths and 1 Concern (last year there were 62 Strengths and 5 Concerns)
Classified Staff: 18 Strengths and 0 Concerns (last year there were 20 Strengths and 1 Concern)
There is still a LOT of learning left to do, so please be sure to continue to send your students everyday on time. We will stress this in the classroom often and your help is always welcome! Structure, consistency and routine up until the very last day will help to keep our campus safe and orderly, plus we have our Benchmark Posttest and our Finals to prepare for! If you are trying to make summer vacation plans, please keep in mind that finals for 1st -7th grade will take place the last week of school and we will be teaching new content right up until students take those finals. It is important for students to be prepared to move to the next grade level! Kindergarten and Eighth grade finals will take place during the week of May 20th. Kindergarten Promotion will take place on May 28th at 8:30 a.m., so be looking for an invitation if that applies to you. Eighth Grade Promotion will take place on May 28th at 6:30 p.m., look for more info coming on that also.
Before closing this newsletter, I would like to take a minute to thank you all for making my stay at Circle Cross Ranch such a rewarding experience! I am truly grateful to have been a part of helping your children grow throughout the years. (although, I could do without the reminder that I am getting older when I see former students driving their siblings to school). I have enjoyed every minute and have learned a great deal from the students as well as from you. I am definitely a better person, teacher, and administrator because of my time here. Circle Cross Ranch will always be on my mind and in my heart and I will miss you all. I wish you all great success where ever you go and in what ever you do!