Happy 2015! We all survived the holidays. While it is always great to spend time with family and friends, it can sometimes be a stressful time of year for adults, and that can definitely trickle down to our kids.
I am proud of all we accomplished in 2014, and I am looking forward to guiding White Oak into 2015. We have some very exciting projects we are working on that will be announced over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more info.
A new year is exciting to me in that it is an opportunity for a fresh start. While I rarely discuss grades with students, I frequently discuss students giving their best efforts in everything they do while here at White Oak. At this time of the year, those who have been giving their best, we expect them to continue. I ask all students to reflect on their efforts and ask themselves if there is room for improvement.
Those who are unsure of their efforts being their best have an opportunity to recommit to the White Oak expectation of every student giving their best efforts in everything they do while they are here. While grades may be one indicator of proficiency, our kids have the rest of their academic lives to focus on grades. I look at it as my responsibility and it is my goal to support all of our kids in learning, making friends and having fun at White Oak Elementary. I ask that you support our goal by supporting the notion that the focus at this age is less about grades than it is about growth and effort.
As always, I want to encourage you to volunteer in your student’s class, support the PFC that provides so much for our campus and kids, and follow us on Twitter. You can receive important information and fun pictures from our campus by following our Twitter feed @whiteoaklions”
Here is to a great 2015. Go Lions!
-Eric Anhalt, Principal