CCS Principals Inspire Learning
As John F. Kennedy stated, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” Nowhere is this truer than in our schools. CCS principals lead by creating an open and inclusive culture within the schools, making all students feel welcome. These principals also work hard to ensure that their schools promote academic excellence, communication with families, and positive relationships. It is fitting to honor these education professionals in October – National Principals Month.
As the instructional leaders in our schools, I depend upon these professionals to ensure that all of our students are successful. CCS principals take seriously their responsibilities to provide a rigorous education that promotes student success. In addition, these principals work hard to provide varied learning opportunities that will foster that spark of individual creativity within each student. To do this, CCS principals seek out professional development opportunities for themselves and their staffs. Just as we want our students to be lifetime learners, we also value principals who are open to new ideas and perspectives on how schools can increase learning.
During this month, I encourage you to take a minute to thank your principal for all that he or she does each day. From greeting car riders in the early morning to locking up at night after the last ball game or performance, your CCS principals work hard to create a culture in our schools that inspires learning.
Our Mission is to Teach, Learn, and Lead for the Future.
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On Friday, October 2, 2015, Catawba County Schools hosted the District 3 meeting of the NC Educational Office Professionals at Maiden High School. The school districts attending were: Ashe, Wilkes, Caldwell (including Caldwell Community College & TI), Alexander, and Catawba. The theme for the meeting was “Hope for the Future.”
Every day, in 16 elementary schools across Catawba County, QUEST programs offer before and after school childcare with an opportunity for “smart” fun. QUEST takes an innovative approach to extended care. Following the findings of a Harvard Family Research Project study evaluating after-school programs, QUEST builds in ways to expand the learning time of children through play, collaboration, and nurturing relationships.