Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! It was great to see so many parents and students at Open House and the Ice Cream Social.
We have had a great start to the year and have had some fantastic discussions about how to grow as educators. I look forward to sharing these ideas with you over the next few months and about how the staff here at East Hanover will work toward becoming better at what we do.
Every year we get some baseline data on the students and analyze it to see what the needs are. We have added a piece to that this year that I am very excited about. We will be setting individual goals for each and every student so that we can focus on how to help each of them grow as a student and ultimately as an individual. We will evaluate progress toward these goals each quarter and then set new goals based on that evaluation.
We had a fantastic year last year in the area of academics. Just as importantly, I believe we were able to teach kids about how to be respectful, responsible, honest, and safe (our 4Bs) and I saw students that were working very hard on those traits. I look forward to another great year as we continue to focus on those areas. I am very proud of our students, our staff, and our families here at East Hanover. It is a great place to be and it is because of you! As always, please contact me at anytime about questions or concerns and I wish all of you a great school year!