From the Principal's Desk...
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.
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.
another note, early voting has begun, and November 7 is the date for voting in
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.
a great weekend. I hope to see you around Waddell.
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Remind: text @waddellpa to the number 81010 or text @waddellpa to (704)869-2279.