Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Teamwork and Collaboration

I touched briefly on teamwork and collaboration in my October 12, 2017 post, but wanted to expand on it a bit. Recently, Mrs. Geditz's 4th grade class and Mr. Mickelson's 7th grade Social Studies class worked on a project together. Students from the classes teamed up and made presentations on the Southwest Region of the United States.
There are projects like this happening quite often in our building. What makes projects like this so successful for students and teachers are the many opportunities for growth during them. 

There may be many differences between those in our community, but I know there is common ground between us all.  Just like I had said in my October post, "I am also looking forward to continuing to improve our collaboration and teamwork with our community. The entire community plays an important role in the success of our schools and our children. The ceiling of our continued success is limitless, and involving all of our district community members, business owners, parents, staff and students is vital."  Just as these students and teachers work together to further their education and become more knowledgeable, so can all of us. I am very encouraged by what I see happening throughout our community. There are many people and organizations working hard to ensure our continued growth. The responsibility to ensure the continued and future successes of our school district rests with us all. I am proud to say that my family and I are part of such a great community, and I sincerely look forward to the things that we will be able to accomplish together. 

The last few words from our school song play in my head when I think about the teamwork, collaboration, and pride that is so evident throughout our school and community. "Firm & strong, united are we."

Go Trojans! 


Derek Barrios
Superintendent/Elementary Principal 

1 comment:

  1. I have to admit that I was unaware of your blog until a few weeks ago, but will certainly be keeping up with it in the future. As one who had children in the school system many years ago I have always been interested in what is happening with our students, both young and old. Unfortunately though, it is easy to lose track of what happens in the day to day activities when there is no active connection anymore. I appreciate the title of your blog: Teamwork and Collaboration. It not only keeps a school running smoothly, but a community as well. I want to say, also, how much I admire the entire staff for all everyone is doing to help form the next good citizens and leaders of our county. Keep up the good work.