The morning of May 11 there was a radiance of light emanating from the students we recognized for the 2018 MUSD Every Student Succeeding Awards. Their stories of success in the face of challenges that would be too great for some to overcome illuminated the hearts of those who listened. Each school leader described the triumphs that these students experienced through persistence, grit, and hope. Their hope and belief in themselves inspires us to push on towards our own excellence as individuals and as a school community.
One of our strategic goals is to focus services and support systems to ensure that all students are engaged in their learning and are making social, emotional, and academic gains. At each of our schools and as a district, our staff has been engaging with our parents, students, and community members to analyze the work we’ve done this year to determine what supports are working so that students like those recognized at our awards will continue to thrive. Together these school and district committees are revising our Local Control Accountability Plan and School Plans for Student Achievement. These plans will be discussed at our May 22 Board Meeting during a special Study Session at 4:30 p.m. in the MUSD Board Room; you are invited to attend.
We are excited about the growth our students are making, and are determined to see that each one exceeds expectations for grade level progress. Currently our students are wrapping up the CA Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) that will provide us with data on where to focus our efforts for the future. Education is a partnership between staff, student, and family. That is why it is crucial that we engage with all of our stakeholders on these annual cycles of inquiry and improvement. No matter what challenges and struggles our students may face, together WE will ensure that everyone is successful!