A message from our Principal
Dear parents, guardians and community members,
Now the month that everyone has wished for is finally here. It also signifies the end of the 2013-2014 school year. It has been a very busy month but an even more eventful school year filled with activities and opportunities for students, parents, staff and community members to help our school achieve it school’s vision leading to the district’s vision of preparing the students for college, work and life in a high achieving school.
We started the month with Multicultural Week. This week continues to be a highlight week for our school to display the various ethnic cultures of our staff and students and educating the school community about these culture, meanwhile, enjoying the food. Our annual Career Day continues to grow with the number of career professionals presenting to our students and the varying types of careers exposing students to how a broad use of content learned today translates into a job or career tomorrow.
Annually we also host an orientation for the current grade 6 students as rising 7th graders. At the beginning of the month, the LVM students spent a few hours getting a glimpse of life as a Grace Wilday student to help ease student and parent anxiety. At the end of the month, the grade 8 students spent an entire school day at Abraham Clark High School receiving introductions about the high school’s course offerings. Additionally, they heard about the pitfalls of having the new found freedom as a high school student in attempts to preclude or diminish the pitfalls.
After final exams, the last week of school has been filled with a trip, field day events, awards assemblies, national junior honor society induction luncheon, graduation practices, 8th grade dance and at last the 8th grade promotional exercise. As you can see the students, staff and administration at Grace Wilday have earned the summer break. However, learning does not end. Research clearly indicates that over the summer break, the months of July and August, students lose the information learned throughout the school year as a result of low to no cognitive brain activities. Therefore, the district has required students to perform summer reading and math assignments to combat this learning loss period. Parents and guardians are asked to pick up summer work from the main office between the hours of 9am to 12pm between Mondays and Thursdays as soon as possible. All of the assignment requirements will count towards the student’s first marking period grades during the 2014-2015 school year. So let’s get our students ahead in their academic learning together.
I wish to thank everyone for the new relationships forged. Continue striving for the best. Have a great and safe summer vacation!
Dr. Josue B. Falaise
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July 31, 2014 @ 9:00 am to 11:00 am
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