Principal’s Message

I believe that every child has a fundamental right to a quality education.  A quality education encompasses excellent preparation for a life where one can think critically, problem solve, innovate, and make responsible decisions.  Opportunities for students to have a voice is crucial in developing individuals who have the attitude and grit to contribute to the greater good.

Since arriving in July of 2015, I have been impressed with the level of dedication that all members of the school community have demonstrated.  The work does not happen in isolation and, in this case, it truly has taken a village of teachers, students, and families and the support of so many individuals and organizations who have been some of our number one fans.

P.S. 307 students know that they are expected to leave a lasting legacy, and in order to meet this expectation we ensure that they are engaged in multiple forms of literacy, curriculum that effectively integrates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and the tools needed to productively collaborate with their peers.   Receiving a Magnet Grant has afforded us recognition as a high quality STEM school.  This is because we work extensively on integrating STEM and all its principles across other core subjects.  We have formed and maintained a variety of partnerships in order to ensure that we are constantly building capacity from within.  Resources are plentiful and our students have opportunities to engage in STEM activities that truly reflect 21st century learning.

High quality teaching is instrumental towards achieving this end goal, and I believe that the approach to planning thoughtful and relevant instruction includes a variety of methods that engage students in the assessment and reflection of their learning.  Our student-led conferences are an indication of this shift towards a more metacognitive approach to teaching and learning.

Members of the P.S. 307 community care about each other.  Strong academics are critical but so too is the social emotional health of our students.  We pride ourselves on all the ways we work together to focus on the well-being of every child and their family.

P.S. 307 is a special place.  This statement is heard by staff, students, families and visitors alike.  We are and we will continue to be committed to academic and personal excellence for all students.  We welcome you to visit our special community as we advance onwards and upwards and move full STEM ahead!

Sincerely,

Stephanie Carroll

Principal

 

Previous Messages from the Principal

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016 

November 2016 

October 2016 

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