Parents and Community Members,
I am looking forward to the start of a great school year. This summer has been very busy with trying to familiarize myself with the school while also trying to begin the process of researching ways to build on the effective practices already in place. I look forward to working with each of you and am grateful for the opportunity to be at Broadneck Elementary.
Dr. George Arlotto, AACPS Superintendent, has defined the district’s focus three things for all of our students: access, equity, and excellence. The challenge for us will be to ensure every one of our decisions is based on those three criteria. My sincere hope is we can synthesis our collective strengths to make Broadneck Elementary a better school a year from now then it is today.
This year, like all before it, will come with its share of challenges. The onset of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests will bring an entirely new system for measuring student achievement. The alignment of our efforts to the Common Core shifts is critical to maximize student achievement and will be the foundation for developing our School Improvement Plan.
Please use the remaining time of your summer vacation to rest, relax, and rejuvenate.
John P. Noon, Jr.