Dear Marengo Families,
As the principal of Marengo Elementary, it is my privilege to welcome you to the 2018-19 school year! The staff and I look forward to serving you and to providing our students with a high-quality educational program. Marengo's reputation for excellence is certainly the result of its talented teaching staff, involved parents, dedicated support staff and amazing students. We recognize the important role that families and the community play in the education of our students and we will continue to promote a positive home-school connection.
Marengo supports self-directed, life-long learners as they grow into resourceful and productive citizens. We provide a safe and creative learning environment with respect for students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles. We encourage risk-taking and the use of higher level thinking skills to increase academic achievement. To support this vision, the staff and administration will:
*Work as a team to provide student-centered instruction and developmentally appropriate strategies
*Provide a rigorous, standards-based curriculum that integrates all areas of the curriculum
*Use a broad range of assessments to measure and ensure the growth of all students
*Participate in professional development and reflection in order to improve our practice
It is going to be an exciting school year as the teachers continue to implement the newly adopted Benchmark Advance English Language Arts curriculum. They will receive professional development throughout the year to support their understanding and successful use of the program. They will also continue their implementation of Cognitively Guided Math Instruction and the Project Lead the Way Science Units. Our Mandarin Dual Immersion Program will be in its third year with classes in kindergarten, first and second grade.
Please let me know if you would like to discuss your ideas, suggestions or concerns. My door is always open and I welcome your input.
Go Marengo Lions!
Mrs. Patricia Cheadle