Hello Northern Potter!
The 2019-2020 school year is here! I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer vacation.
I am excited to have students back on campus! My hope is that every student capitalizes on their talents and strengths by taking advantage of the academic, athletic, fine arts, and extracurricular opportunities our school has to offer.
My goal is to see all students reach their highest potential. In order to accomplish this, our focus is on customizing learning for every student to meet their individual needs as we continue to offer additional classes and learning avenues for all students in grades 7-12!
At the middle school level, our teachers and students will continue to focus on mastering PA Core Standards. Progress reports show parents the Standards assessed by subject area and the level of mastery of each individual Standard. For the 2019-2020 school year, middle school students will have an additional instructional block for the core academic areas, called extra learning opportunities (ELO). In addition to core and elective classes, the middle school will continue to focus on students' social and emotional development, as well as project based learning in the core academic areas.
Over the last two school years, our high school teachers added a dozen new elective courses. For the 2019-2020 school year, our teachers have added even more elective courses and additional dual enrollment courses through Corning Community College and Northern Pennsylvania Regional College, both during and after school hours.
Our school improvement team has created an opportunity for every student to have a mentor teacher! Students and their mentor teacher will meet the first and third Wednesday of every month during school hours. Mentors will help students identify their short-term goals, and with the help from our guidance department, long-term post-secondary goals with a plan to achieve those goals.
At the beginning of the school year, I will meet with students to discuss many of the important requirements and expectations that will impact them throughout the year. Some of these areas include Keystone and PSSA testing, graduation requirements including community service, and behavior expectations.
Below is a list of important dates to start off the school year:
August 12- First day of Fall sports
August 15- Middle School Orientation (6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.)
August 21- First day of school
August 29- Picture day (7th-12th grade)
September 20 & 21- Homecoming weekend
Northern Potter School District