Dear Bacon Community,
I hope you were blessed with a wonderful holiday season and that you were able to spend it with family and friends. It is time now to gear up for a busy and exciting second semester that will be full of interesting learning opportunities for our students at Bacon Elementary.
As we enter the new year, it’s always fun to reflect first before focusing our attention on what’s ahead. A verse from a song currently on my running playlist goes like this, “What’s behind, I can clearly see. But that beyond, that’s beyond me.”
What’s behind, I can clearly see:
Enrollment at Bacon continues to increase. On our last day before Winter Break, our enrollment was 535 (25 students above projections).
We continue to celebrate diversity in our school. We currently have 16 different languages spoken within our school community.
For the second consecutive year, Bacon received the John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award for exceptional academic achievement.
But that beyond, that’s beyond me:
New start time for the 2019-20 school year. A school team has begun the work of building a new master schedule with our new bell schedule (7:45 – 2:23). We will be seeking input from our School Accountability Committee as this works progresses.
A team of Bacon teachers will be traveling to San Diego, CA in February to deepen their understanding of Visible Learning. We look forward to developing teacher leaders at all grade levels that is grounded in the research of John Hattie.
In this season of thanks and celebration, please accept our sincerest appreciation for all you do for our kiddos and our school community.
Have a great New Year and we look forward to a very successful 2019. Thank you for sharing your child with us.