As we enter into the Fall, it is a good time to reflect on some of the successes and challenges. There certainly have been some terrific things going on at school. Some grade levels show over 35% of the students working in the Exceeds range on assessments that will closely mirror the AIMS test. Other grade levels show less than 5 students out of 90 that are not meeting benchmark standards. One of the strongest aspects of the teachers at Diamondback is that they constantly reflect on the successes and shortcomings of their instruction. Every school day, there is time built into their day to look at their results and adjust plans accordingly. This means challenging the gifted students and making sure no students get left behind. It also means looking closely at our teaching methods to make adjust to more written and evidence based answers as required by the common core. It means class rosters that will sometimes adjust so that students can be leveled to receive the best instruction. It means pushing our Lighthouse classes so that they can continue to set the standard in excellence. There are many wonderful things going on at Diamondback every day. Parents are always welcome to drop on by to tour the campus or to simply observe their child’s class. And of course, the door is always open for opportunities to volunteer your child’s class.
Principal, Diamondback Elementary School