Dear Black Rock School Community,
Although it is hard to believe by looking outside, spring is upon us! Winter is hanging on, but soon enough temperatures will rise and spring will be in full bloom. Spring is a vibrant time here at Black Rock School. We have several programs, activities, and field trips planned for the spring, culminating with Step Up Day and the eventual “graduation” of our third graders as they move on to Thomaston Center School. Later this spring, third grade students will take the Smarter Balanced Assessment and our students in grades kindergarten through third grade will be taking the NWEA assessment, which will help us understand their progress this year. Our teachers have been working progressively and focusing on instructional strategies that will benefit our students as they move forward in school and their lives in the 21st century.
As we move through this part of the year, we evaluate our progress and begin to plan for next year. Our teachers have done a great job this year. Over the last couple years, we have implemented several new instructional initiatives, which are gaining traction due to the commitment of our teachers. I am steadfast in my pursuit to guide this school as a family environment that focuses on personal growth in our students. I am appreciative of the relationship we have with the community and believe this relationship continues to grow.
Jonathan M. Kozlak