The Principal's Corner
With the first week of school under our belts, the Mt Hall Wildcats are off to a great start. The students and staff are excited to be back and are prepared for the successes and challenges ahead.
Mt Hall was a busy place this summer. After a ten-year hiatus, we ran a successful migrant summer school. Many of the teachers were just as productive and took advantage of an incredible in-service training in Kellogg, ID. The training was offered by Spence Rogers and PEAK Team. The focus of the in-service was on student relationships, engagement, and positive classrooms environments. Teachers came from the training more than ready to start teaching.
Before I get too far, I need to address a few changes that have happened since last year. One thing you will notice if you stop by Mt Hall are the new faces. Mrs. Aimee Christopherson is on board as our new Special Education teacher, and Mrs. Tracy Roemer is tackling 2nd grade. Aside from staff, we are offering some new programs this year. An early reading intervention program is being implemented district-wide grades K-3. In addition to this program, we also are offering computer lab two days a week. Mrs. Jessica Hanna is bringing beginning band to the 5th graders across the district. If any of you happen to have an extra instrument lying around, Mt Hall would gladly take it off your hands and give it to a budding musician.
Mt Hall Elementary is adopting a No Homework policy. Does this mean your child will never have work to complete at home? No, students are still expected to study for upcoming spelling tests, read, and finish work they didn’t finish in school or missed while they were absent. What a No Homework Policy does mean is that new concepts are being taught at school, and students are given the opportunity to spend more quality time with their family.
Aside from academics, we all know that a child learns best when their basic needs have been met. Breakfast is free for all students, and lunch forms were sent home last week. Even if your child takes cold lunch, filling out the green lunch forms helps the schools qualify for programs such as Title One and the Fruit and Veggie program. In addition to a healthy diet, dressing appropriately for Idaho’s unpredictable weather is just as important. Please make sure and send your child to school with the appropriate clothing for the day. Layers are a great idea especially as we transition from Summer to Fall.
If you ever feel like volunteering Mt Hall, the need for volunteers is still in high demand. Volunteer packets can be picked up at the District Office. A big thank you to Idaho Customs and Border Protection for offering free fingerprinting at our Back to School Night.
We continue to strive for excellence and expect all students and staff give their best. We live by our motto: Safe, Civil, and Productive. It’s a motto that students hear everyday, and one that they will continue to hear throughout the year. Speaking of the year, I have a feeling we are in for an amazing one. Until next month, Go Wildcats!
Lisa Iverson, Principal
Meet our new Counselor
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