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Summer Letter from the Principal


August 8, 2019

By Denise Ternes, Broadus School Principal

Dear Parents, Guardians and Broadus Schools Students,

I hope this message finds your summer enjoyable and rewarding. Summer can be the best time of the year to spend quality time with family and friends and forget about school for a while. However, I also hope that you are doing some daily reading to keep your brain exercised. If you do not remember some of the reading ideas from your teachers, you can go to our amazing public library and pick something to read. You can also check out e-books to read on your devices from your OverDrive SORA account from Mrs. Hartman.

New brain research shows that reading is one of the best ways to build neuro-pathways that are vital to the development of brain growth. As a matter of fact, a study was recently done on middle schoolers and summer reading. What it found was that students who did not read over the summer were 2-3 weeks behind their peers come September. That means it takes a student who does not read over the summer 2-3 weeks to catch up to their peers who did read over the summer, putting them at a significant academic disadvantage starting off the school year.

Remember, each school year our students get to reinvent themselves. What we accomplished last year may have been great, but no one can rest on past accomplishments. With each new school year you get a fresh start. We encourage all students to participate in our school community by becoming involved a variety of experiences such as clubs, sports, band, chorus, speech and drama, Battle of the Books, school play, National Honor Society, FFA, BPA, and yearbook, as well as other events and happenings that are taking place throughout the school year. We want you to show your Hawk Pride and most importantly to be an upstanding school citizen.

I am honored to be your principal and am excited about this upcoming school year. Your teachers, counselor, and I are currently attending workshops, taking classes, creating the master schedule and planning for a successful 2019-2020 school year. Our outstanding custodial staff is making sure the building is clean and safe. The secretaries and the rest of the student information system team are working to switch from Schoolmaster to Infinite Campus for this fall. I want to invite parents, guardians and family members to get involved in your schools and be in partnership with your child’s educational experience. The number one factor in a student’s academic success is parental involvement. I am sure that the 2019-2020 will be a great school year!

Best regards,

Denise Ternes


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