We have had a nice start to the school year at Wheelock. I am looking forward to meeting new parents, if you can make it to our first Principal's Coffee on Friday, October 2nd at 9:30. Dawn LaVallee, our Food Services Director, will provide some treats and speak about the program briefly.
I had the opportunity to attend a Leadership Workshop at TEC (The Education Cooperative). Dr. Mark Edwards, 2013 Superintendent of the Year, from Mooresville, North Carolina was the speaker. Dr. Edwards has developed his district and
has led the Mooresville, N.C. School District to create an exciting learning environment for teachers and students, while achieving outstanding academic results through an innovative digital conversion initiative. This initiative provided every student and teacher with a laptop, despite a very modest resources. These efforts led to success that worked together to produce positive results for the whole community.
Follow the link to hear more about Dr. Edwards.
During Dr. Edward's presentation, he shared video of a visit to Mooresville from President Obama. During his visit President Obama noted, “Every child, every day.” It’s that fundamental belief that no matter who you are, no matter what you look like, no matter where you come from, every child can learn. Every child can succeed. Every child, every day, deserves that chance. We've got an obligation to give every young person that chance.”
Have a great weekend! Don't forget to visit us on Tuesday, anytime from 2:15-3:00 to view our Confucius Celebration in the Mango Gym.