I may be partial, but I think Carrollton Elementary is a pretty special place: The past twenty-five years have proven that. We do things really well around here; an unintended consequence of doing things well is that improvement may not be deemed necessary, however, I want us to improve and I want us to grow -- to grow in what we offer to our students and to grow in how we help them develop their unique gifts and talents. With this as the motivation, I have chosen see us SOAR! as our mantra for the 2019-2020 school year. Soaring takes gumption and resilience and tenacity not to mention a willingness to move past previous success and to risk trying something new. I’m challenging myself to soar this year, I’ve posed that challenge to my staff, and we will continue to share it with your children.
One of the ways your can see us SOAR! is through the increased hands-on collaboration and critical thinking that will take place in our newest Encore class called (appropriately enough) SOAR, which stands for the Science of Oceanography, Aerodynamics, and Robotics – this is not your typical elementary classroom offering! Added to our Technology class and Engineering class, SOAR expands the STEM program available weekly to all of our K-3 grade Cardinals. Feel free to visit our Exploration Station found in our newly converted main lobby, but keep an eye out for drones and robots!
The vision of IWCS to prepare our students to be ready for college, career, and life is a goal that truly resonates with me, and this is why I am honored to partner with you to provide learning experiences that are purposeful and will lead to our children living lives of value and purpose as they develop into caring, creative citizens who can collaborate effectively and think critically. As I embark on year number thirty-one as an educator, I'm more excited than ever to continue to grow personally and professionally while leading the CAES staff to do the same. As we keep striving and soaring, I’m confident that your children will, too!
see us SOAR!
Robert D. Brennan