Principals with The Lauderdale County and Meridian Public-School District are getting ready for the upcoming school year. It first started out by tidying up schools.
“Our in-house facility, our maintenance crews have been cleaning the building and re-waxing floors doing some painting touch up work and making sure that the school is ready for the first day,“ said Sammy Sullivan, Northeast High School principal.
“I know we have one of the best custodians in the district,” said Angela McQuarley Magnolia Middle School principal.
Tomorrow teachers will return to work and learn about what school principals are expecting academically.
“I’ve been doing the master matrix so that all the teachers to have the correct classes, and they’re not overbooked and there are too many classes, but we got a good student-teacher ratio so we’re making sure that that is done,” said Sammy Sullivan Northeast High School principal.
“One of the changes that we have that we are going to do is incorporate leader in me and that’s looking at the seven habits by Steven Covey, we’re going to take those seven habits and instill them into our advisory component; which is new this year,” said Angela McQuarley Magnolia Middle School.
With help from school faculty, principals are expecting the best outcome from students.
“The thing I want them to more than anything else is communication is the key to our relationship, we’ve got the next four to five years together and I want them to feel like and know that they can come in and talk to us any teacher, any staff member any administration member,”said Sammy Sullivan, Northeast High School principal.
“As a building level instructional leader, I look at my student report cards, I look at the progress within the classroom, we have a dialogue within the classroom to have an understanding what is being taught everything we do is the standard base,” said Angela McQuarley Magnolia Middle School.