Dear Marengo Families,
As the principal of Marengo Elementary, it is my privilege to welcome you to the 2019-20 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 a team of teachers pilot two science programs that are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. They will lead the selection of a curriculum that best suits our students. The teachers will also continue their implementation of mindfulness and the Project Lead the Way Science Units. Our Mandarin Dual Immersion Program will be in its fourth year with classes in kindergarten through 3rd 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