Principal's Message

Dear Island View Families:

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!

We have had a very smooth start because your students have followed our eagle traits beautifully, being responsible, respectful, productive, and kind.  As the year progresses, please engage your students in conversations around our eagle traits. For instance, you might ask your student how they showed kindness at school or how they were productive during a lesson. Likewise, if you catch your student following an eagle trait at home, celebrate the momentJ.

I am very excited to introduce a new leadership program we have started at Island View. We are offering our 4th and 5th grade students four unique leadership roles:

  • Ambassadors will give tours to new families
  • Junior coaches will lead organized games on the K-2 playground
  • Eagle excellence coaches will plan and lead our eagle excellence award activities
  • Student council representatives will meet with me monthly to make our school a better place.  

After we introduced the new program to students, over a hundred 4th and 5th graders asked for a job application! I cannot wait to see and feel the effects this program has on our students and on the culture of our school.

Speaking of school culture, your Island View staff will continue to focus on building hope in students. Our school pledge emphasizes the values we try to live and model each precious moment we have with your children:

I am an Island View eagle.

I have hopes and dreams for my future.

I am talented, hard-working, and capable of success.

I will fly toward my goals and dreams every day.

All of us at Island View will succeed.

 

A recent interaction demonstrated how deep-rooted these values are in our students. A visitor to Island View asked one of our 3rd graders what his goals are for the year. The student paused for a moment and said, “Oh…do you mean what are my hopes and dreams for this school year?”

That is exactly what we want at Island View: students who create and chase their hopes and dreams with our help. This value makes us proud, soarin’ Island View eagles!

Brian Hanrahan, Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

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