Dear Students, Families, and Community Members,
As we kick off the 2016-2017 school year at Mosinee Elementary School, I want to welcome each and everyone of you to our school! Mr. Soderberg (Associate Principal), all the staff, and I are excited to start the new year and look forward to working with you to make this school year an outstanding one.
My years as an educator have proven that it takes teamwork to help all students reach their maximum potential. I will work collaboratively with the staff here at Mosinee Elementary School to provide a safe, welcoming, and academically rich environment where all our students can be successful. Your involvement, partnership, and support are greatly appreciated throughout the school year as we work together to educate our students.
We will continue to develop common curriculum and assessments at each grade level so that we are well informed on how to best meet the needs of our students. District literacy assessments for 4K - 2nd grade will include PALS and SRI for 3rd Grade. Math assessments will include Bridges for grades K-3. In addition, our 3rd grade students will participate in the Forward Exam, our statewide assessment.
As a school, we will continue to focus on helping our students be responsible, respectful, and ready to learn. We will be implementing a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports System (PBIS) to help bring consistency with behavior expectations throughout the school We will continue identifying our “Top Bananas” as a way to encourage our students to do their best. We will also continue using the “Compliment Critters” to recognize students for positive behaviors and citizenship. Our consistent efforts in teaching our students how to behave appropriately will help create a positive classroom and school community that will foster learning.
I am confident this will be an outstanding school year and look forward to working with our amazing staff, students, parents and community members to continue to make Mosinee Elementary a great school.
Mrs. Katie Colwell