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Waddell
Language Academy
7030 Nations Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28217
Courier #: 532
P: 980-343-5815  |  F: 980-343-5854 
Principal: Felicia Eybl
LC: Southwest
Bell Schedule: 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Grades: K-8
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​​​​​​​​From the Principal's Desk... 

 

October 26, 2017

Greetings Waddell Family,

 

Thank you for the many ways you continue to support our school and its programs. I do believe that the Fun Run was a successful event that continues to be a .great fundraiser for our wonderful PTSO.  We will soon be receiving a device in our school that we have obtained through the diligence of our PTSO and wonderful parent advocates. Announcement coming soon! The exchange students from China will be arriving in Charlotte this weekend. I can’t wait to hear about their many adventures. I attended the FLANC (Foreign Language in North Carolina) conference last weekend. Herr Land presented as did Herr Nuss. We are very fortunate to have teachers who are willing to share their expertise with others. Several of our teachers will be attending the ACTFL (American Council on Teaching Foreign Language) conference in Nashville in November with the support of our wonderful PTSO and the CMS Magnet Office. On December 7, I will be in attendance with several Waddell staff members at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction State Board of Education meeting.  We continue to work very hard to ensure that our students are reaching their academic goals and are recognized for their outstanding achievements.

 

In addition, I would like to thank you for your support of the Mann Family and of our staff. Ms. Mann’s family has been moved by the many heartfelt and meaningful expressions of sympathy at the loss of their loved one.

 

On another note, early voting has begun, and November 7 is the date for voting in Mecklenburg County. 

CMS is a large, successful district but we cannot stand still and remain successful. We have 176 schools and serve more than 148,000 students. Our students are diverse, coming from more than 160 countries. Our staff is dedicated to serving each of these students, providing the individualized instruction needed to allow all students to learn and succeed. To succeed in the 21st century, students must acquire the skills they need to not only be consumers of technology but creators of it as well. Getting them there requires the right staff and the right space. We have teachers who can get our students where they need to be – but we need the spaces to enable that process too. Just putting technology in 50-year-old buildings isn’t enough. We need to provide learning environments that offer the four Cs of 21st -century education: critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity. The $922 million in bonds on the ballot would help us address some of the $2.2 billion in capital needs that we have. We have 78 percent of schools at or over capacity now, and 78 schools that are more than 50 years old. The bond money would pay for 17 new or replacement schools and 12 renovations or additions to existing schools. It would fund 20,000 additional seats, 4,000 of them in magnet schools and programs. At Waddell, the bond money will pay for two new language immersion schools to be built in the southern and northern part of the county as replacements for the facility here at the Waddell site. I am a school principal, not a politician. I am not trying to tell you how to vote. I am conveying information about the bond, what it would do for our program and other schools in the district and encourage you to be an informed voter come November 7.

 

Have a great weekend. I hope to see you around Waddell.

Dr. Eybl


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