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Message from Mrs. Newland

 

Welcome to Highland Elementary!

It is truly an honor to lead and serve at Highland. At Highland, we work to hard to grow leaders and support the whole child. As a staff, we base our decisions on "what's is best for kids."

Highland Elementary School is proud to be recognized as a Stephen Covey, Leader in Me School. As a Leader in Me School, students will discover and practice a set of leadership and life skills from Stephen Covey's book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. Leader in Me Schools receive national recognition for placing emphasis on developing leadership in young children. Incorporating Leader in Me practices within our school's environment and curriculum will help our students become even more ready to succeed in the 21st Century, with critical skills and characteristics such as: trustworthiness, strong work ethic, motivation, problem-solving skills, goal setting, effective interpersonal skills, a sense of teamwork, academic achievement and diversity in a global market. By developing the WHOLE-child; socially, emotionally, academically and ethically, we will foster a school climate that promotes greatness.

Highland Elementary recognizes that the world is changing around us daily and that technology is necessary to engage and support learning. We are fortunate to be a 1 to 1 device school, due to our GCS technology vision. We engage students by utilizing various technologies. Classroom teachers use an interactive Promethean boards for teaching daily lessons. These Promethean boards allow students to participate in the lesson through interactive activities. Students learn to code during their library class.

I want to thank our community for the continuing support you provide for our students and staff each year. Strong parental and community support enhances the quality of education at Highland Elementary.

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is building solid relationships with students, families, and staff. As Principal, my door is always open. Please feel free to contact me to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this a successful school year! newlands@gcschools.net

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Sincerely,

Mrs. Newland