As I post this, the District is completing the development of its Comprehensive Plan. As you will see, our plan includes five umbrella areas that will set the direction for our district over the next several years. It is a plan that collaboratively incorporates my vision with what the Great Valley community wants for its schools. Areas of focus include instruction, the use of data to drive instruction, the support of our at-risk students, stronger use of instructional technology, and family and community engagement in our schools. As a robust plan, the action strategies will carry us into the next three years and beyond. I am grateful for our community’s involvement in the development of our Comprehensive Plan and for your support as we implement strategies to achieve the goals of the plan.
The 2014-2015 school year is off to a great start. We are already seeing points of pride at all levels (see our News section for more information on student and staff accomplishments!). In October, we celebrated our annual Homecoming and were thrilled to formally welcome alumni back to the high school as part of the weekend. Many joined us to tour their alma mater and to enjoy the parade. Of particular note are the alumni who were inducted to our Wall of Fame. These outstanding Great Valley graduates are excellent examples of the stellar achievements many of our alumni are making. Their personal and professional endeavors speak clearly to the mission of the Great Valley School District to “ensure that every student is inspired to be a passionate lifelong learner and a productive invested participant in the local and global community.”