Dear Blue Ace Families,
We finished our first full week of school last week, and I want to commend everyone on their energy, commitment and great attitudes as we entered a new year of learning!
Nearly two weeks ago, I sent a message kicking off the new school year and reintroducing everyone to our Portrait of a Graduate. To reiterate, Portrait of a Graduate is a composite of our Values combined with what mindsets, skills and dispositions we want our students to possess after their tenure within Granville Exempted Village School District. I would like to take the opportunity to delve into each of these competencies/characteristics as we embark on this new year.
The first competency I want to explore further is being Collaborative. We define this as:
- A Blue Ace assumes shared responsibility and values individual contributions to achieve a common goal.
- A Blue Ace demonstrates the ability to work together in diverse teams.
- A Blue Ace articulates thoughts and ideas using oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills.
We will highlight Blue Aces being Collaborative on our social media channels this week. In the next few months, we will focus on highlighting one characteristic every other week. We hope this refocus and reflection will serve as a guiding force for this year and the future. We are Learning for Life!
Your partner in education,
Superintendent, Granville Schools