I consider it a privilege to serve the community I grew up in as Principal of Clifton. The 2017-18 school year will be my seventh year serving in this position and I could not be more proud of the work we have accomplished in the past six years. We have an amazing team of dedicated and committed professionals to prepare your child for high school and all of the opportunities that may follow. Our continued focus will include the common core state standards with an emphasis on student collaboration, literacy, and higher order thinking in a safe and orderly learning environment. Behavior expectations will be taught and rewarded as part of this process using our Cub Cash token economy. In addition, a school-wide approach to writing critically with evidence is a component of every core department. Finally, we are committed to providing your child a wealth of opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom to help them find their niche and increase their connectivity to school.
The success of every child involves the partnership between the school community and families. I highly recommend you stay connected to your child’s school experience and monitor their social networking activities such as Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other means of online communication. Understanding the implications of your child’s digital footprint is critical for opportunities that lie ahead in college and the work force.
I look forward to an exciting 2017-2018 school year. Please know my door is always open to you and look forward to a positive school to home partnership with each of you.