Message from the Superintendent
We Empower Students Through Education
Thank you all for choosing this community as your home. The faculty and staff at Stockbridge Valley take serving this community and educating your children very seriously. It is our goal to help students develop the skills necessary to be successful, contributing members of society after graduation. We believe in educating the whole child by building character as we teach the curriculum.
Last year the students in the High School decided that the six character traits found below need to be taught and reinforced. The students, faculty and staff believe that if we engrain these traits in the students’ learning, with a respect for themselves and others as the foundation of their character, then our students will become successful, contributors to society.
C - Courageous
O - Optimistic
U - United
G - Generous
A - Ambitious
R - Resilient
These traits will be the corner stone for our Cougar Family. Thank you for helping us promote, recognize and support these traits.
The Capitol Project is finishing soon. Thank you for the positive comments on the work. The contractors, engineers, and architects certainly did a great job with everything. The school and grounds look beautiful. The students are especially enjoying the new playground. Be sure to look inside for an article on one of our very own alumni that worked to make sure the playground is a special space for our students. Thank you Katy Jacobs for your service to the community.
Please note: The playground is supervised by school personnel when school is open. When school is not in session, children need to be accompanied by an adult.
Fire Safety month is October. Fire safety is so important and I am grateful that our Firemen partner with the school to help our students learn ways to stay safe. Great appreciation and thanks goes to the Munnsville Volunteer Fire Department for the informative fire safety program .
I also want to thank you for allowing your children to participate in the ELA and Math assessments last spring. Our participation rate in the spring was 91%, just short of the state required 95. The tests will be two days this year as they were when first required. Every question has been written by a group of teachers, and most questions are released to be used for professional development. The district reviews the data for program gaps so that we can continually improve our instructional practices to meet the needs of all of our students. I am thankful that we have the ability to do this again as we did in the past, as it is a tool that will bring us closer to our mission. Thank you for supporting our efforts.
I wish all of you a great fall and Happy Holiday season.