I am delighted to welcome you to the Kaiserslautern District for school year 2013-2014. Our district is committed to providing every possible opportunity for your child to be successful, armed with the skills critical to living and working productively in our 21st century society.
Research clearly indicates that when parents take an active role in the education of their children, student achievement increases. Toward that end, I want to share the Kaiserslautern District vision with you, and invite you to become part of our vision.
First, we are Standards Based: This means that the Department of Defense Education Activity standards and 21st century skills are the basis for prioritizing what we teach and how we teach.
Second, we are Data Driven: All assessment data, to include grades, attendance and performance on a variety of assessments, as well as the “soft” data, to include issues children are dealing with such as deployments and PCS moves, must be addressed in order to maximize student learning.
Third, and most important, we are Student Centered: We are committed to knowing and understanding every child’s uniqueness. This means that we are dealing with the “heart and the head” of every child, ensuring their needs are addressed, and expecting and working toward every student’s maximum potential.
Fourth, Highest Student Achievement for all students: All means each and every child who comes through the doors of our classrooms. We are committed to doing everything in our power to help every single child be successful. In order to do this most effectively, we need your help and involvement.
I invite you to join the teachers, administrators, support staff, and district office personnel in forging a strong collaboration based on our vision. We welcome you and hope that you will get involved in every aspect of our school program. There is no question that when all members of the school community commit to an open, honest and ongoing dialogue, our students will be the winners.
We look forward to working in partnership with you to ensure a top-notch educational program for your child this year.