Welcome Oak Hill Elementary Students and Families
We are going to have an amazing year!
Dear Oak Hill Families!
I am eager to welcome our new and returning students and families as I begin my second term as Oak Hill's School Principal for the 2022-2023 school year!
Teachers and staff are working hard to prepare for an engaging, rigorous and safe learning experience for every child, every day. We have our sights set very high to ensure our scholars are thriving as we work to close learning gaps through individualized instruction as well as through teaching positive, safe student behavior through our PBIS and new social-emotional learning program.
I am especially excited to unveil a brand new Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) lab. This lab will provide our scholars with opportunities to take part in hands-on, inquiry-based, STEAM activities that promote problem-solving, collaboration, innovation and creativity. Through this lab, we can be certain that Oak Hill's scholars will be set up for success in a future world that is sure to demand these skills.
Our goal for the year is for 100% of our students to demonstrate growth in reading and math from the beginning of the year and to increase attendance to above 90%. We will share student data in these areas in each of our newsletters so parents and families can see our progress toward those goals throughout the year. These ambitious goals are not unattainable as every student has the potential to attend school regularly and grow academically each year. The Oak Hill staff relies on our parents and families to support our efforts in promoting a school and classroom environment where every student feels physically and intellectually safe and where scholar learning and attendance is valued and celebrated.
I begin this new year, filled with anticipation and enthusiasm as your devoted school Principal. I am eager to continue to grow to be the best leader I can be for the Oak Hill staff, families, students and community we serve. I look forward to partnering with you in your scholar’s education, as we continue to provide the best school environment for your children. Together we will do great things! I look forward to a happy, healthy, positive and productive school year.
Ms. Angela Durbin