Dear Parents and Guardians~
Since the beginning of this school year we have been tenacious in our focus on high expectations for all who work and learn here at Todd Beamer High School. We continue to put systems in place to build a more effective comprehensive high school, having transitioned from the small school academy mindset, to expanding toward a collective every-scholar-is-our-student mindset regardless of whether the student is enrolled in our class. We see evidence of building a strong community as this is critical to our beliefs, manifesting itself in our actions: every decision we make, we place scholars at its center. As Simon Sinek pushes us to explore the “why” of our work, we can answer in good faith: Scholars are our WHY.
The end of the year is approaching but there is still much to accomplish. Will you join us for our Parent Listening Forum scheduled for May 1st from 6:15 pm-7:30 pm in the library? We’d like your input on the following big ideas: 1) Behavioral expectations and restorative practices 2) Staff responsiveness and support—how are we doing? 3) Academic expectations and rigor 4) Todd Beamer School Improvement Plan. We will also be holding a Scholar Listening Forum on May 1st during Advisory to ensure student voice in raising school spirit. Lots of opportunity to bring ideas to the table to set goals and new traditions!!
Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) are around the corner for our 10th graders next month. These state assessments are an important benchmark for our students to reach. Please engage in a conversation with your child as passing the Math and English SBA is a requirement to graduation.
As we march toward June, with purpose, I’d like to take this time to thank you for your partnership. Our teachers are an incredible and positive force; they build relationships, they care. Please do not hesitate to reach out to them as we need you to walk alongside with us in this work: academic success and persistence to graduation!
Here’s to spring and the summer that beckons,
Anali Torrado Weatherhead