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Preparing for the new school year at Milano ISD

By ROBERT WESTBROOK
Superintendent, Milano ISD

I n Milano, the summer vacation for students is just about over and our district’s maintenance and custodial staff is putting the finishing touches on seasonal projects such as cleaning, painting, moving, remodeling, and organizing.

Meanwhile, our teachers and paraprofessional staff returned to work on Aug. 16 and have been busy with various trainings as well as preparing lessons in anticipation of our 400 or so students who will be here on the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 27.

There have been many changes at MISD since school ended in May. We have an entire new administrative team in place as well as eleven new teachers and three new paraprofessionals. Our new staff, combined with an excellent group of returning educators, will provide our children with excellent educational opportunities. As you know, the state’s testing system, STAAR, has increased the expectations of all of our students as well as our employees.

Speaking of expectations, I have been asked about my expectations. Basically, I have broken down my expectations into the following three areas; employees, students and parents. Expectations of Employees

• Set and maintain high standards for themselves and our students.

• Encourage and facilitate learning for ALL students. • Act in a professional manner. • Help provide a safe learning and working environment.

• Communicate effectively with students, parents and other educators.

• Encourage students to be successful and act responsibly both at school and away from school.

• Have pride in our profession and in being a Milano Eagle. Expectations of Students

• Be prepared for class every day.

• Assist the school in maintaining a safe and orderly learning environment.

• Demonstrate courtesy and respect to other students and employees.

• Have pride in being a Milano Eagle.

Expectations of Parents

• Provide for the emotional and physical well being of their children.

• Set and maintain high standards for their children both academically and behaviorally.

• Work with and be supportive of the school in a cooperative, courteous, responsible and respectful manner.

• Ensure their children are prepared for school every day.

• Have pride in being a Milano Eagle.

At MISD, we are looking forward to working with all of our students, parents and community members to meet the needs of our children, and we are looking forward to having a great 2012–2013 school year.

rwestbrook@milanoisd.net


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