Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pictures from the Welcome Back Breakfast

We had a blast at the Welcome Back Breakfast on Saturday, September 12, 2009. As the parents sat and gnoshed on fruit, coffee, tea, and bagels, the staff shared information about the school goals.

Next our intrepid man who covers the budget, Mr. Velija, indicated to the parents the impact of the budget on the school and encouraged the parents to fill out contact sheets with both their cell phone and email addresses and to turn in lunch form. It is all part of the process of letting the parents see how the return of paperwork helps the school pay bills.

Next, Ms. Mullen reviewed the safety and security procedures in place at the school. She also went over the fact of how we use progressive discipline and the newly formed conflict resolution program

Ms. Kish-Martinez spoke about how post-secondary institutions have increased their standards. College representatives have made it very clear to high schools that they are "out of the remediation business". We at McKee want to make sure that our students are fully prepared for their post secondary experience. Students are expected to take 4 years of math and 4 years of science, English, and social studies.

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