STEELE CREEK NEWS
Meetings Set for Families Attending New Elementary Schools
10, 2009) Principals of the new Berewick/Dixie River elementary
school and Hamilton/Smith elementary school have scheduled meetings
for families with children who will be attending those schools next
scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 at 6:00 PM at Southwest Middle
School (13620 Steele Creek Road,
behind the library). The Berewick/Dixie River meeting will be in the
cafeteria (on the right front of the school) and the Hamilton/Smith
meeting will be in the Media Center. An additional meeting for
Berewick/Dixie River families is scheduled for the next night at
Berryhill Elementary School
(10501 Windy Grove Rd).
Turner, who was named principal of the new elementary school on
Dixie River Road near Berewick last month, will be holding two Meet
the Principal Nights, one on Wednesday, March 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the
Southwest Middle School and the other on Thursday, March 19 at 5:30
p.m. at Berryhill Elementary School.
There will be
opportunities to sign up for various committees to help with naming
the school, selecting a mascot and colors, and working with the PTSA and School Leadership Team. Ms.
Turner will be sending information home to parents by students on
Wednesday, March 11. If you have a child who will be attending the
new school next year, please plan on attending and meeting your new
principal. She's looking for as much participation as possible.
Edmond, principal of the new elementary school at Hamilton and Smith
Roads, will be holding a community meeting on Wednesday, March 18 at
6:00 PM in the Southwest Middle School media center.
Ms. Edmond invites students and parents to begin pondering a name
for the school, school colors, mascot, and various programs. In
addition, the construction contractors have been invited to tell
about the progress of the facility.
As the letter
below to students and families states, there's a lot to be done, and
there are endless possibilities for parental involvement.
March 9, 2009
Dear Youngblood Elementary School
I am thrilled about opening the new
Youngblood Elementary School. I would like to welcome the
students and parents that I have worked with previously and
I would like to extend a welcome to students and parents
that will be joining me in this new endeavor. The opening
of the new school is an exciting event for all of us, and I
am gracious for the opportunity. As a lifelong educator, it
is my belief that a positive and thriving learning
environment is important for all children as they grow
academically and socially.
As we begin to ponder questions such as
the proposed name for the new elementary school, the school
colors, the mascot, and various programs; it is my goal to
make this a community effort by involving the parents in
this exciting undertaking. There is so much to be done and
this is a phenomenal opportunity for the children, the
community, and me.
Education is my first love. Serving as
the principal at Lake Wylie Elementary School for
approximately 3 years enabled me the opportunity to provide
and maintain a learning environment that promoted academic
growth, social character development, and student success.
Diversity was an eminent part of my former experiences,
which enabled me to be able to serve in various capacities
as an advocate for all children. I am excited about
educational opportunities that we will provide the children
attending Youngblood Elementary. Please know that I cannot
do this alone as I want your input and your support and
involvement is a necessity for the children and the school.
We will have various committees
involving naming the school, the historical process,
selection of school colors, website development, PTSA
members, and SLT members for the 2009-10 school year. There
are endless possibilities for parental involvement.
Our first community meeting is
scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 18 at 6:00
p.m. at Southwest Middle School. You are invited to
attend. The meeting will convene in the media center at
Southwest. I am looking forward to seeing you all there.
In the meantime, you may email me at
email@example.com and my contact
information is 980-343-0385.
Acquanetta S. Edmond