Dear Lida M. Henry Parents and Guardians,
Principal, Dr. Mitzi Moreland and Assistant Principal, Mr. Joseph Tomaselli would like to welcome you back to school. We are very excited to begin the 2016-2017 school year. We hope you had a very enjoyable summer vacation that was filled with fun and excitement.
During the 2016-2017 school year, our focus of utilizing common core strategies to enhance student academics will continue. The overall strategies will consist of Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication and Creativity which is also known as the 4C’s. Students will be exposed to all core curricular areas (Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies/History).
Students will experience Science with the use of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) standards. Students will have opportunities to experience learning with the use of Project Based learning techniques (PBL). Throughout the school year, remember to ask your children about projects they may be completing this year.
Henry Elementary School is the only Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) school in the district. Students are exposed to Drama, Theatrical performances, Choir, Music, Dance (such as ballet, tap, modern etc.) and various Art concentrations. Look forward to attending 2 major productions this school year. One will be in December and the other around the beginning of May. Students of Henry Elementary School also participate in district competitions and productions, such as the Annual Art Fair and Putting on the Ritz.
Our staff of highly qualified teachers and professional staff members is extremely dedicated to student excellence. Our Positive Behavior Intervention Support model (PBIS) concentrates on 3 areas: Being Responsible, Being Respectful and Being Safe. Students are educated on the importance of these three support models. These models yield to a positive school culture that all are involved in creating and maintaining throughout the campus.
We are planning many activities this school year. We are bringing back our Parent Teacher Association (PTA), we will be hosting a Fall Festival this November, various off site fundraisers, awards of excellence assemblies, perfect attendance breakfast each trimester, Accelerated Reader recognition, Friday morning dance assemblies and much, much more.
We are looking forward to an exciting school year. Again, welcome back and let’s have an exciting year!
Dr. Mitzi Moreland, Principal Mr. Joseph Tomaselli, Assistant Principal
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Each RUSD school has an Administrator who is the 504 Coordinator. To contact the 504 Coordinator, you may contact your child's school directly or you may request the information from the DISTRICT 504 Coordinator, Angela Brantley, Director of Child Welfare and Attendance at (909) 820-7700 ext. 2352.