Principal: Denise Montgomery
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!
Welcome to Avery’s Creek Elementary School; the BEST school in the country! ACE-#1! I hope you enjoyed time with your children, relaxing, resting, and enjoying quality family time fun this summer! We have been working hard at the school preparing for your family to come join us and we are so excited you will be a part of the ACES family!
We are excited to be entering into our second year of the Leader in Me program which is centered on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I hope by now, for those of you who have been with us, your children have begun using the language of the 7 Habits which are 1) Be Proactive; 2) Begin With the End in Mind; 3) Put First Things First; 4) Think Win Win; 5) Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood; 6) Synergize; 7) Sharpen the Saw; and 8) Find Your Voice. In A Leader in Me school, all students, every day, are told that they are important, that their voice matters, and that they are capable and talented. It is a place where students are given opportunities to use their strengths and talents. As we kick off our second year, our teachers will, spend a chunk of time directly teaching students the 7 Habits—what they are, what they mean, and how they can be applied. Staff and students will work to create a classroom mission statement as well as a personal mission statement and will post these in a visible area of the classroom. As we move into year two which focuses on “Aligning Academics”, we will be teaching students how to set personal and academic goals. These goals will be housed in a Leadership Notebook each student (and staff member) will be responsible for maintaining. Staff will set personal and professional goals as well and will share these with their students. Goals will be updated regularly while progress is tracked. Student led conferences will also be introduced and carried out this year as part of the leadership process providing students the opportunity to take on more ownership in their learning.