As well as offering a high quality of teaching and extra-curricular activities to our students, we also have a commitment to ensure that our students receive the best guidance and support to ensure they feel happy and safe here and are therefore able to thrive and achieve academically.
Melissa McCornack, known as Moe to all of us, is a beloved Cafeteria Lunch lady, who was diagnosed this past May 2, 2019 with stage 4 CLL (Chronic Lympohocytic Leukemia). She has started a 19-month treatment consisting of chemotherapy targeted drugs and immune therapy. She is hoping for a diagnosis of remission after 19 months.
The elementary has been raising "Moe" money to help the Light the Night fundraiser on Sunday, October 12th at Harriet Island Park in the cities. The fundraiser and walk raises funds to help find the cure to blood cancers. Moe will walk with family/friends and current patients and survivors of blood cancers. To honor Moe, the elementary wore orange which is Moe's favorite color.
THANK YOU to all who helped in the "Bring Moe Money" campaign. The final total given to us from Moe, was $1,105.17. What an amazing group of staff and students we have here at NRHEG!!!
Welcome Back, NRHEG Families,
I hope you are enjoying this wonderful summer! I also hope that you and your children have had a chance to relax and will soon be ready to start a new school year. The school supplies are already out in some stores! I am delighted and excited that you are part of our school community here at NRHEG Elementary. I welcome and value your positive energy, input, and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children.
Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Many of them are participating in professional development seminars, training and conferences this summer. Several of them have been back in school writing curriculum, organizing their Balanced Literacy Programs and preparing for the upcoming school year. Our hardworking and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. We are indeed a dedicated, caring community with the common goal of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning.
Each year brings change. This year the change includes a few additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome the following individuals to our elementary family. Erin Krenik is our new speech-language pathologist. Brittney Nesbit will be teaching first grade. Morgan Clark is a new fourth-grade teacher and Marcus Fischer and Cassidy Williams will be teaching fifth grade. We are still currently searching for a special education teacher. At NRHEG Elementary School we have great teachers and support staff who spend hours creating and planning classroom activities to engage our students in the Academic Standards and in learning. Our teachers utilize research-based best practices and we review student data to determine current skill levels. We then set goals for growth and improvement.
I hope that you will find our website information helpful and useful. We also communicate with our families via email and share student data and report cards electronically as well. Monthly newsletters will also be shared via email with families. I hope that you find them useful.
A great deal of time, effort and thought have gone into the process of student placement for the 2019-2020 school year. Class lists will be made available to families in August-shortly before the Day One materials are mailed. Careful consideration was given to input from staff and families as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially. Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level. Moving students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities. Thank you, in advance, for being positive with your child and helping him or her understand that it is impossible to place all students with a preferred best friend or teacher. ALL of our staff works hard to make school a positive experience for ALL students.
I look forward to welcoming you back to school in August! During our Day One General Sessions, we will have the opportunity to provide you with a No Bully Parent Meeting. During this Parent and Guardian Workshop, our families and participants will learn what bullying and cyberbullying are like for the current generation of students. More information will be provided as we get closer to that Tuesday, September 3, Day One date.
Enjoy the summer break with your family and I will look forward to seeing you in August!
NRHEG Elementary Principal