We are so excited to begin the new school year! The first day for students will be Tuesday, August 30th. The first day for preschool is September 6th. Please find current information and policies on our documents page.
There are very some exciting changes this year, including the transition of Jessica Applegate--formerly our 4/5 teacher--to the role of Principal. We are also welcoming two new teachers to the CES team. Sarah Bean will be taking Mrs. Applegate's place as our new 4/5 teacher, and Marcia Woodside will be joining our team in the role of interventionist. Ms. Woodside will be filling some very big shoes, as she is stepping in for Cheryl Stelter, who has chosen to retire after many years of committed and caring service to the Charleston community.
This year, teachers and students at CES will be employing some exciting new strategies with regard to instruction, assessment, feedback, and student engagement. These practices are being encouraged across the SU, and we at CES will be implementing all of them to varying degrees this year. Some of these practices include the increased use of learning targets, digital portfolios, student-led conferences, problem-based education, and presentations of learning. We are also planning to increase our focus on the kinds of transferable skills that will help our students become broadly capable and successful throughout their lives. We are committed to the ongoing improvement of education at CES, and we are always looking to evolve along with research-based best-practices. We look forward to sharing these practices with parents, and to the ongoing partnerships with students that will ultimately make it all meaningful.
WE STRIVE TO PREPARE ALL STUDENTS FOR THE LIFELONG PROCESS OF LEARNING, EMPOWERING THEM WITH PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY. OUR VISION IS TO PROVIDE ALL STUDENTS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP A POSITIVE SENSE OF SELF, RESPECT FOR OTHERS, AND RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR. WE SEEK TO PROVIDE STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN IN AN ENVIRONMENT APPROPRIATE TO THEIR NEEDS, TO EXPERIENCE THE EXCITEMENT OF LEARNING, AND TO BECOME INDEPENDENT LIFELONG LEARNERS.