Another school year is upon us at Pueblo Elementary School and we are enthusiastically awaiting the return of the students to our campus. Although we had to say goodbye to some teachers from last year, we are encouraged by the new teachers joining our family as well as the activities from our staff over the course of the summer.
I would like to extend a congratulations and a job well done to all of the 21st Century Coordinators and Teachers for our first ever summer camp activities. Approximately 30 students participated in a 3 week summer camp where they learned about the superheroes in our community. From hands on activities in the classroom to meet and greet activities with fire fighters, police (men, women, and dogs), soldiers, veterinarians, professors, and more, the students were able to create fantastic tribute videos to these superheroes. With hands on guidance from certified Apple trainers, the students were also able to learn new uses for the various programs on their iPads. Without the hard work of the teachers and staff of this program, it would not have been possible, and I want to thank everyone involved.
Additionally, over the summer, we were able to travel with other representatives from the schools throughout the district to San Antonio for the annual ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference. Throughout this fabulous four day conference, some teachers and administrators were able to learn about new programs, activities, and tools that will enhance what we are already doing in our classrooms. We are excited to see some of the new programs and changes that will be coming to the technology education on our campus.
Finally, I want to welcome each and every one of you back to our campus for the upcoming school year. Ultimately, each and every professional on this campus shows up for one reason alone, the students. We are always excited to share in their successes and growth throughout the school year. We mourn when they mourn, we struggle when they struggle, and we hurt when they hurt. In the end, we challenge the students to succeed and help them reach the goals put in front of them. We choose to do this to help these students achieve the loftiest goals they can and to aim for the brightest stars and highest peaks in the cosmos. As Dr. Seuss states in Oh, the Places You'll Go!, "You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."
Welcome back students, staff, and families for the 2017-18 school year.
Principal - Pueblo Elementary School