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Principal's Message

Dear Pine Ridge Families,

At the end of each school year, I spend time in thoughtful reflection about the year's successes as well as opportunities for growth and improvement. Each new school year, I identify a theme that captures the essence of the work and focus for Pine Ridge faculty, staff, and students. This year, we will dig deeper in our understanding of how to encourage a growth mindset among teachers and students. Cultivating positive brains makes us more motivated, efficient, resilient, creative, and productive. Cherry Creek School District has adopted a district wide model for supporting and challenging teachers to grow professionally through Professional Learning Communities (PLC). Each week, teacher teams meet to address four essential questions. Those questions are listed below: PRE 1718 Motto.png

• What do we expect students to learn?

• How will we know students are learning?

• How will we respond when students don't learn?

• How will we respond when students already know it?

Teachers refer to the CCSD Priority Standards to determine the learning focus for their grade level. Teachers use a variety of assessments to measure student progress and to determine how they can best meet the differentiated needs of students. Based on these collaborative conversations, teachers are able to identify opportunities for their own professional growth. Pine Ridge is a school that believes in professional development. Our teachers participate in graduate courses and extended training opportunities in multiple subject areas. Our teachers have a growth mindset. They realize the importance of continued education and training. It is this commitment to learning and improving that makes our Pine Ridge teachers special!

If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you.

Respectfully,

Diana Roybal & Sarah Famularo

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