This school year has really gone by fast but it has been a successful year in many respects. Once again, we had a number of students who excelled in many areas of sports and academics and which continue to make us proud. Individual students and groups claimed prizes throughout the year as they represented our school with great honor and pride. Many of our students were involved in some form of extracurricular activity and did a fine job of showing off their Cousins Middle School pride. Our choral and band students also traveled to many places performing and showing off their talents as they have consistently done in the past. Both groups continued to fare well in their respective Large Group Performance Evaluations and, of course, who could forget the ever popular concerts put on by our very talented students held just a few days ago. Our Author Study dinner also continues to be a great success and has become somewhat of a Cousins Middle School tradition.
Our staff was also successful this year and continued their commitment to excellence and their tireless efforts to prepare our students for statewide testing. We are encouraged, at this point, in what we have seen related to improved test scores over last year’s results. Additionally, we were very pleased at the high attendance rate that our school maintained during that time of testing as well. I am proud of the staff here at Cousins and you should be also. Please take time to thank them before the end of the year if you have not already done so.
Finally, let me offer a personal note of thanks to each of you for your support this year. We recognize the fact that our job is made easier by your willingness to help us to be an excellent school. Please know that we take our responsibility very serious and that we strive on a daily basis to provide a quality education to your child. On behalf of the staff here at Cousins let me wish each of you a very safe and fun-filled summer break. If you have a student returning in the fall here we look forward to seeing you again on August 1, 2013 for Open House as we prepare to open the doors again for the first day of school on August 2, 2013.
See you soon!