My first year as Helmwood's principal just flew by and I am excited and looking forward to the second year. Helmwood is a great place for students with teachers that focus on high quality instruction and building meaningful relationships with students and families. We are implementing a new "Culture of Learning" initiative using the 7 Habits of Happy Kids as well as a positive Growth Mindset approach where we put students in the driver's seat and help them be more responsible and involved in their learning, growth and progress. We aim to educate the whole child not only academically but also socially, emotionally and behaviorally preparing them for life beyond their elementary years. Along with our "Culture of Learning" initiative each student will have a Growth and Leadership binder to set goals and monitor progress, log leadership and service involvement, showcase accomplishments, etc. This "Scholar Scrapbook" if you will, will then become the focus of our Student Led Conferences beginning this fall where students will speak and present on their behalf to their parents and families. We are excited to be starting this initiative and can't wait to see how our students will flourish and prosper.
I am blessed to lead in a place with such high quality staff members, supportive parents and hard working children. I can't wait to see what the future holds for Helmwood. We always welcome new students and families to our school and want to maintain an open door policy for the community, other educators, potential students, etc. to contact us with any questions you may have.
Your partner in education,