It is indeed a pleasure to welcome you to the 2014-15 school year at Henry Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School, Where The Arts Inspire Excellence. Today the Henry staff accepts into our outstretched hands the most precious commodity anyone can receive, our community’s children. We accept this awesome challenge with humility, vigor, compassion and courage. We pledge to you our passion for individual security, safety and success of each child. We offer our unfailing desire to serve our children and our community and to give them the necessary skills to become problem solvers ad outstanding citizens. What parents believe and value defines what is important to children. When you believe and value education, so will your children. Our partnership with you in this shared value is critical. Your child’s education is our priority! The Henry staff, parents and surrounding community share a common vision.
VISION STATEMENT Henry Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School, using a comprehensive sequential curriculum encompassing the Arts, will provide a safe, positive learning environment which motivates our diverse student population into responsible citizens.
Henry Elementary School is a wonderful place to learn. It is our goal that every student leave our school able to read, write and compute at high levels that will enable them to experience academic success at the next level and beyond. To ensure this success, the Henry staff is dedicated to the use of sound instructional practices, high quality materials including the integration of technology throughout the curriculum. To accomplish this goal teach Common Core units of study with Visual and Performing Arts Integration. All children experience an arts integrated curriculum to help them discover which arts area inspires their creativity and imagination. In addition, students are provided explicit skill instruction, phonemic awareness, and phonics. Teachers provide outstanding initial teaching and students instructional needs are identified early using a systematic intervention program.
I am excited to work with such a dedicated, talented and supportive staff where parents are supportive of our efforts. Children are our greatest natural resource. We take seriously our responsibility to nourish, protect and develop children to their fullest potential and thank you for your trust in us.