Dear Pansophia Families,
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! We have been working hard to ensure the facilities are ready to go on August 22nd. The staff has enjoyed some well-deserved time off and has also been participating in valuable professional development, targeting continual academic improvement at the Academy. I hope that your student(s) have had the opportunity this summer to relax, have fun and simply be a kid. Thank you to our families for their continued support as we strive to reach our academic goals. During the 2016-17 school year, we saw a great deal of change in regards to teaching staff and focus on academic rigor. Staff and students adapted easily and stepped up to the challenge. We can say that hard work pays off, as we have seen great growth in the areas of Math and Reading. With great growth comes a responsibility to commit to working hard in the classroom and at home. We need our parents to continue to stress the importance of school, completion of work and attendance. We cannot continue on the upward trajectory without your support. Thank you to all of our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and guardians that volunteer in our classrooms and attend school events. A solid community is a great foundation for success. Please give a shout out to all of our students, parents, teachers, staff members and community members that participated in our strategic planning process. This process has helped us redefine our mission and vison statements to reflect the direction and focus of the academy. Through your input, we feel, we now have a targeted focus regarding what is important and the process, we need to take, to get there. The strategic plan will be available, in its entirety, on the webpage as well as in the office. Below are some important reminders as we enter the new school year:
- School begins at 7:45 a.m.
- Elementary Dismissal- 3:00 p.m. / Secondary Dismissal- 2:57 p.m.
- Early Release- Dismissal on Fridays will be at 1:41 p.m.
- Doors open at 7:20 a.m.
- Please plan to update all contact information at open house.
- New staff members
- Mrs. Rinna- Kindergarten
- Ms. Bird- 1st grade
- Mrs. Verde- 2nd grade
- Mrs. Metcalf- Substitute Bus driver
- Mr. Pavlica- MS English
- New Positions:
- Mrs. DuLaney- Reading Specialist
- Ms. Miller- 1st grade
- Mr. Esterline- 3rd grade
- Elementary Open House- August 16, 2017, 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
- Secondary Open House- August 17, 2017, 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
- Freshmen Orientation- 5:30 p.m.
We are excited for the new year and anticipate great things. Thank you for being a Puma!