Greetings Friends & Families,
On behalf of the faculty and staff at Middle Ridge Elementary School, welcome to another exciting school year! We have worked diligently this summer to prepare for the return of ‘our’ children. We are proud of the significant growth that our school continues to make each year. The United States Department of Education, President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan, has bestowed the honor of the National Blue Ribbon upon our school! You are in a GREAT place! Our instructional staff utilizes the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards to prepare all students for success.
As you are aware, Ms. Battle and I are ‘hands-on’ educational leaders. We value you as parents and are available to you every day. However, we ask that you make an appointment to speak with us when a need arises. We intend to spend much of our day visiting classrooms, working with students, and helping teachers to improve instruction. Should you find a need to speak with us, simply call the school or stop by the office and make an appointment with either of our secretaries. We are always willing and eager to spend time with you, our extended family. Furthermore, we welcome your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions. Feel free to e-mail me any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our school has the strongest, most intelligent, and most determined students in the Newton County School System. We pride ourselves with being students of strength, intelligence, and determination. A school of near 800 students can be a very large place for students between the ages of 4 and 12. Our school will be successful, partially because of the amazing parent support that we enjoy. Children thrive at school when parents and educators work together with the ‘child in mind.’ Rather than waiting for your child’s teacher to ask, I challenge you to contact your child’s teacher or Mrs. Lee Ann Farmer, our parent liaison, to schedule times to volunteer in our school. Whether you enjoy reading with students, doing science experiments, sharing your passion for ‘bee keeping’ or helping open the doors at car-riders, our school needs you and your family to become an active part of our school. Everyone is a SUPERSTAR at something! If you are thinking, “I wouldn’t know what to do,” that’s okay! We will guide you. Please, accept my challenge and let’s work together to ensure the success of ALL Middle Ridge Elementary Mustangs.
Dr. Michael J. Forehand
Thank you to our 'Partners in Education' for your support!