I hope everyone enjoyed their spring break! It’s nice to be back to school for the big push to the end. April is going to be a busy month for the Scorpions. Our spring sports and underway, and we are wrapping up some of our outstanding performances in our performing arts department.
We have a spring dance scheduled for April 11 and Sand Ridge will also be participating in the great shake out drill on April 17th. We will also be holding our SBO, Class, NJHS and PTSA elections in April. Mix in a month’s worth of SAGE testing and Sand Ridge is going to be a hopping place for the month of April. For a list of upcoming events, please make sure to check out our upcoming events box on the front page of our website.
SAGE testing continues and will continue through all of April and into the month of May. The testing has taken a bit longer than normal. Our first go round with the SAGE testing has given us plenty of feedback for years to follow. To give our students more time this year in our SAGE testing sessions we will be holding only one more late start Friday. Our last late start Friday will be April 11. After that, the late start Friday bell schedule will be switching to the regular bell schedule. Parents please make a note that after April 11, we will not have any more late start Friday’s.
Our school accreditation went extremely well. I’d like to thank everyone who participated in our accreditation process. It couldn’t have gone better! Our review hasn’t gone final yet but when it does, we will post our results on our website. I will also be sending out a stakeholder report showing our accreditation areas of strength and some areas that we will focus on next year. I would like to thank our community council for their input on the land trust plan. I have submitted that plan to the state for approval. I will add some details of our plan in our first stakeholder report.
Parents, thank you for your continued support of Sand Ridge. Together, Sand Ridge has become the place to be! This is a busy month for the Scorpions! Trying to finish strong and plan for next year is an important balance for success this year and for years to come. I’d like to thank you for all that you do for our students and for our school. It is a privilege to able to be the Principal at Sand Ridge Junior High School.