Thursday, June 29, 2017
Welcome to the 16-17 school year at Tierra Bonita Elementary School!
The administration, teachers and staff are looking forward to working with you as we prepare all of our students for the expectations of middle school and higher education. At Tierra Bonita, we challenge each of our students to reach their full potential with our quality educational program.
In the 15-16 school year, Tierra Bonita applied for the WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) accreditation. Although this is mostly for high schools and colleges, Tierra Bonita felt that our school and programs meet the high expectations of the accrediting commission. With the hard work and dedication of our students, parents, teachers, staff, and administrators we were granted the highest honor of a 3 year accreditation! This goes to prove that each day our students receive a rigorous and rich academic education. We still have much to accomplish but we are pleased that our hard work has been rewarded.
Last school year our teachers were released early on Wednesdays to provide time for collaboration, planning, and professional development. In addition, Tierra Bonita provided its teachers with an additional day per month for the same purpose. This valuable time provides teachers the opportunity to evaluate student growth/progress and explore and share instructional strategies that will enhance our curriculum and lessons. Our teachers also place a strong emphasis on student reported progress. This allows all our students the opportunity to monitor their grades and progress supervised by the teacher. Our students must have strong skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, being creative, and taking on leadership roles in order for them to navigate in our world. It is our goal and mission that our students will leave Tierra Bonita with the skill that will make them ready for the 21st century.
I look forward to having each and every one of you participating in your child’s future. Your support and encouragement will be greatly appreciated.
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