Red River Elementary started the 2023-24 school year with an incredible turnout for Open House on July 31. Students and families entered the building with smiles and excitement as they searched for new classrooms and teachers. Four new teachers also start this year as a bulldog.
According to Megan Picou, assistant principal, “The first week of school has been fantastic. All students were in class and ready to learn on opening day by 7:45. Students were well-behaved and remembered the routines established from the year before, and our new students have jumped right in and are doing great. The teachers and students are working on completing their classroom social contracts as part of our Capturing Kids Hearts program. They are thinking about ways to interact successfully with their classmates and teachers. The K-2 and Head Start and Pre-K wing received a beautiful makeover with fresh paint in the classrooms and hallways”.
Picou also relayed that the goal for the 2023-2024 school year is to improve every student’s ability to read for understanding. ” We want our students to be able to successfully explain what they have learned from reading. Reading is our pathway to success, and we are embracing the challenges that are in front of us. Red River Elementary is very proud of our preliminary LEAP results and is prepared to celebrate at the end of the month and are already making our goals for this year.”