Dear Roadrunner School Community,
The end of the year came fast! The last few weeks of the second quarter came in a flurry of activity and excitement as the students completed all of their work and prepared for the winter break. Many students were going on vacation, while others were just looking forward to sleeping in and playing video games!
Overall, it was a very successful first semester. Our students made great gains both behaviorally and academically. Congratulations to the students who have maintained progress level for nine or more weeks and will begin mainstreaming in January. We also had many students make Progress level for the first time during the second quarter. Congratulations to those students as well, as this is a big accomplishment too.
We ended our semester with two big activities. The first, our holiday store, is an annual tradition. Students save their points for many weeks to be able to shop at the store and purchase holiday gifts for their families. It is an amazing time for our students as they thoughtfully choose gifts for each of their family members. They are so proud of themselves and are so excited to be able to give gifts that they purchase with their own points. This annual event is possible because of the many generous community donations we receive, and also because of the generosity of our community volunteers in donating their time to help our students wrap their gifts.
The second activity was the 2nd Annual Reindeer Games. This K-8 activity is a holiday themed PE/Music activity that includes such events as the Reindeer Run and an indoor snowball fight. The students who participated had a lot of fun and demonstrated excellent sportsmanship during those activities with children of grade levels K-8. This event was planned and implemented by our specials teachers, Mr. Simms, Mrs. Schmid, and Mrs. Davis, and their ESPs.
Our high school students ended their semester with two days of final exams. These exams, the culmination of a semester of curriculum, are often stressful for our students. I’m happy to report that all of the high school students worked hard and put forth their best effort. I’m sure their grades will reflect their hard work. As we end 2015, I’d like to thank all of you for your support. We would not be able to report the successes that we do, without all of your support. Our school community, which includes our parents, guardians, staff, and community members, is truly a network of caring that embraces our students and guides them to leading successful lives.
Susan A. Miller (Zipprich)
Principal, Roadrunner School