Who is my teacher? Yes, the answer everyone was searching for this morning when the school doors opened! It was so nice to see the Eagles return and prepare for the fresh year. We know it is going to be a great one! We'll see you all again bright and early Monday morning!
Mrs. Hooper's weblog (Principals Quest) was recently highlighted in the American School Board Journal.
Blogging also offers a channel for more intimate communication. Joyce Hooper, principal at J.H. House Elementary School in Conyers, Ga., started blogging after she was intrigued by a pilot project involving her fifth-grade students. Hooper’s blog is written directly to her students, as she discourses on important subjects such as character education.
“Although I greet the students and chat with many of them every morning and wave good-bye every afternoon as they board the buses to go home, I don’t feel that I really know how they feel about things or what some of their concerns might be,” Hooper says. “Blogging is another avenue of communication with them.”
The students and teachers at JH House eagerly await Mrs. Hoopers 2005-2006 weblog. It should be up and going soon.
J.H. House was full of excited teachers Monday morning as everyone greeted each other from a great summer break. Our school is nice and clean (thanks to the hard-work of our custodians over the summer), new school supplies fill the cafeteria, new computers fill the labs, and new bulletin boards and name tags are being hung in all the classrooms and halls!
As Mrs. Hooper explains in our "Welcome Back" Newsletter, this is going to be our best year ever!
For all of us with chalk dust in our veins, (Oops - I mean dry erase marker smudges on our faces), the beginning of school is an exciting time! Everything feels fresh and clean, and students are "spit-shined" and ready to be back in class. I always welcome this opportunity for a new beginning. This is going to be our best year ever!