Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year. I am excited to open up Bridge to Success with a new focus and enthusiasm that will direct our course this year. I am even more thrilled to start the important work with the majority of the team returning this year. Consistency is the key to success.
Bridge to Success is an essential link in providing individualized support to help students graduate on time and ready to fulfill both college and career goals. It is the staff’s job to provide our students with these opportunities, while also keeping students engaged, challenged and supported. Our students are gifts with limitless potential. Through the efforts of our entire school community, we can help them to develop their own unique skills and talents and prepare them for continued success far beyond our buildings.
A primary vehicle through which we accomplish this growth and development is our interdisciplinary teams. There are 4 pillars to effective instruction—among them are 1) students fully engaged in the work; 2) students working on appropriately rigorous content that prepares them for success in college and the workforce; 3) students taking ownership of their learning; 4) and students demonstrating their understanding of the lesson. Our goal is social, emotional, and academic growth for all students.
Our school community’s goal is to provide each student with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment and bullying on school property, a school bus and or at a school function. We look forward to working with our students throughout this year to ensure that they understand both their rights and their obligations. Those are to be respectful, responsible, and ready to learn.
“…the start of a school year is an especially exciting time. The atmosphere is charged with a sense that anything is possible – because anything is possible for our students when they have great teachers in the classroom…”
Bridge to Success is indeed full of hope and optimism that anything is possible for our students. Here’s to a great school year!
Vincent F. Foster