The 2017-2018 school year should be an exciting one. Last year provided us with a little bit of everything, such as Mother Nature being disruptive, and a staff member’s near family tragedy. We bonded together and showed why we are a family. We boasted the best third grade math scores in the county by wide margin. We showed slight increases in third grade reading proficiency as well. Our K-2 students from last year are very well prepared for this school year, based upon various points of data.
This year, it is our goal to show the entire Gates County Community and Northeastern North Carolina why “ITS GREAT TO BE A DRAGON”. We are enthusiastically waiting to work with your student. As educators, our responsibility is to educate, motivate and develop the whole child. We have a dedicated veteran staff that will do just that. Parents are essential as partners in this process. You are invited to attend events, come in as guest speaker, volunteer, proctor exams, attend PTA meetings and share in the experiences of your child. Do not forget to use the Parent Portal to check student grades, and to contact teachers as early if possible if you have concerns. Gatesville Elementary School sends out communications in many ways. These include Monday folders, weekly grade level newsletters, the monthly Gatesville Gazette, Sunday Calls, and a Facebook Parent Page.
As you are aware, DRAGONS ROAR, if you are new to Gatesville you will learn that Gatesville Dragons are RESPECTFUL, ORDERLY, ACCOUNTABLE and RESPONSIBLE. It is also “GREAT TO BE A DRAGON”. We believe we have the best school in the county. With all stakeholders working together, we can back that up. I wish all members of the Dragon Family a successful 2017-2018 school year. Do not hesitate to contact the school if you need anything.
Scott M Corrente