CALEDONIA AREA ELEMENTARY
Welcome to the Caledonia Area Elementary School. This is my second year as the elementary principal at our school, so it is with continued anticipation that I am looking forward to serving you. Having lived in Caledonia for the past 33 years, I am honored to contribute to our school as your elementary principal. The Caledonia Area School District has an amazing community with strong family values. I want to continue to build on these values, so our students feel accepted and connected while developing intellectually, socially, physically, and emotionally.
This is the motto of our elementary school this year. As we continue throughout our school year, we will unite to become Warrior Strong in all of our endeavors, because resiliency enables us to accept our challenges to move us into a growth mindset.
The focus will be to promote emotional, physical, and social health throughout the school year. Students today, more than ever, have stresses and challenges that they encounter such as emphasis on standardized testing, exposure to media, heightened safety issues, social media influences, adverse childhood experiences, and bullying, as well as Covid 19. Giving students the skills to navigate the stresses and challenges in life will help to develop coping skills and to build resilience. As a result, students will be better able to focus on academics and become engaged in their learning.
It's true that it takes a village to raise a child, and of course parents are certainly instrumental in fostering a love of learning. We will partner with parents and community to support each other in making this the best year possible for our world’s most valuable resource: our children.