The first day of a new school year is always exhilarating. I remember the Sunday night before, laying out my new outfit, packing my backpack with fresh pens and pencils, and looking forward to reconnecting with friends to share stories about the summer we had. For some of us, we spent the summer together, and looked forward to sharing some of our highlights like swimming, hitting the arcades, going to summer parties, and other places.
]The first day of school triggered both excitement and nervous jitters in kindergarteners and their parents throughout IUSD as many of whom walked the District’s youngest scholars into their classrooms.
And it was filled with anticipation for older students eager to meet new teachers, face new challenges and reunite with friends.
"Monroe Middle School faculty member Donnisha Sanford noted, "It was good to be reunited with our students. I like that we started earlier this year, I feel the students are really at an advantage. I'm ready for a very productive and successful school year for our students and staff!"
According to IUSD staff, “IUSD has some exciting changes in store for 2015-16, including several new elementary school and high school administrators; the establishment of custodial leads at all school sites; additional elementary counselors and instructional and technology coaches; and the I-Ready program.
TK-8 aims to enhance student mastery of the Common Core State Standards. In addition, IUSD has expanded its Spanish Dual Immersion programs, bringing a language academy to Frank D. Parent School and adding a grade level to Worthington Elementary.”
As the excitement withers and we get into the groove of the 2015-16 school year, I wish all of our students a productive and fun-filled school year. We know you guys will make
us proud. Salute.