It has been our intention to return to some form of in-person learning as soon as it was determined by our health departments that it is both safer and feasible to do so. On September 21, during our virtual town hall with county health department officials, we reviewed the current coronavirus data for our community. To this end, our county health agency partners have made the recommendation that it is now appropriate for us to return to a hybrid learning model. Click here to watch the virtual town hall discussion about the data guiding our decisions and current levels in our community. Beginning Monday, October 5, we will be implementing a hybrid in-person learning schedule for all students who are not currently enrolled in the LaunchED program. LaunchED student’s schedules will not be impacted by this change.
Cómo usted sabe, nuestra intención ha sido volver a alguna forma de aprendizaje en persona tan pronto cómo nuestros departamentos de salud determinen que es más seguro y factible hacerlo. Anoche, durante nuestra junta virtual con los funcionarios del departamento de salud del condado, revisamos los datos actuales del coronavirus para nuestra comunidad. Con esto, nuestros asociados de las agencias de salud pública del condado han recomendado que ahora es apropiado que regresemos a un modelo de aprendizaje híbrido. Haga clic aquí para ver la discusión de la junta virtual sobre los datos que guían nuestras decisiones y los niveles actuales en nuestra comunidad. Comenzando el lunes 5 de octubre, estaremos implementando un programa de aprendizaje híbrido en persona para todos los estudiantes que no estén inscritos actualmente en el programa LaunchED. Los horarios de estudiantes LaunchED no serán impactados por este cambio.
B.A. Cornell College, M.A. Ed. Cumberland University, M.S. Colorado State University
I am honored to serve as your child's principal for the 2018-2019 school year. This will be my 26th year in education and I can't think of a better place to be.
I earned my Bachelor's Degree from Cornell College, my Master's Degree from Cumberland University and did my principal coursework at Colorado State University. I am a former teacher, Instructional Coach and District Wide Literacy Specialist. When I'm not at school, I enjoy hiking, riding my road bike, swimming, boating and spending time with friends. I live in a small town near Mead with my family. My wonderful husband is also a principal, my daughter is the light of my life, and my step son brings fun and energy to our lives.
Mead Elementary offers a long and proud tradition of educating students and being a valuable part of the Mead community. In order to prepare today's students to meet the challenges of tomorrow, the staff and I engage in continuous learning opportunities to strengthen our programs, raise achievement, and celebrate the uniqueness of each child. Two school wide systems that we pride ourselves on are PBIS, a positive behavior focus, and Movement, a brain researched initiative where students and staff get up and engage in movement activities twice a day at Mead Elementary in order to increase stamina during rigorous learning. Your active participation in the education of your children is very much appreciated and needed. We look forward to partnering with you to ensure success for all students while instilling the value of becoming life long learners. Together we will make a positive difference in the lives of the children of Mead Elementary.
Welcome to what promises to be an exciting and productive school year at Mead Elementary!
Mrs. Betsy Ball,
M.A. Ed. Principal, Mead Elementary