I would like to welcome everyone to another school year. This year is sure to be different than any we have had in recent history. The uncertainty created by the Covid-19 virus has changed the way the world operates. Pretty much everything has changed in our daily lives, including how our education system operates. Last year we finished the year with NTI days, and this year we will have a choice for what kind of instruction we want for our kids. I want you to know that all of our students are equally important, regardless if they choose to learn the curriculum virtually or through in person classes. Our staff will work to meet the needs of all students and give them the best opportunities for continued growth and success. We ask that you be patient and flexible as we go through this school year. We must be prepared for short and long term closures if they arise, much like we would for any flu and cold season. I feel the experience from the spring NTI days has enabled our district to plan for events that may interrupt our normal school routine.
Our mission statement, Making Children Ready for a Changing world, is more than just words to our faculty and staff. As much as we strive to excel on the academic side of school, we also know the importance of supporting the whole child. With this in mind, we have PBIS, a positive behavior intervention system, to help students learn to behave in a manner that gives them the best chance of success in life. We instill three anchors at MRC; Be Safe, Be responsible and Be respectful. We are proud of our students and the way they conduct themselves. More times than not, visitors speak very highly of the behavior our students before exiting the building.
We continue to have success in both academic and extracurricular activities. Last year our 4th/5th grade academic team placed 2nd in the district, with a first place finish in quick recall and some 1st places finishes in various subjects. They also placed third in the region, 2nd in quick recall in the region and various places in individual subjects. Our History Bowl team claimed the championship at the county library. In sports, our cheerleaders were county runner-up, and our boys basketball A and B teams completed undefeated championship seasons. We also had district and regional 4-H champions and several champion and runner-up finishers at the academic showcase. I am so proud to see the achievements that our students continue to make.
In closing, I want to express how excited I am to see what is next for MRC. Our staff will continue to strive for excellence and give our students the very best chance for success. Let’s have a great year Redskins!!!!