Cherry Valley is excited about the 2013-2014 school year. We are implementing a new discipline program called “The Good Behavior Game.” This behavior intervention strategy emphasizes recognizing positive behavior and increasing time on task. Teachers are busy coming up with “wacky prizes” to reward students for appropriate behavior. Students enjoy earning their reward. Parents should also reward students at home if they receive a “paw pride” or bring home positive comments from their teacher. You should also talk with your students about how “The Good Behavior Game” is played at Cherry Valley.
Our school will most likely be rated effective when the state report card is finalized by the Ohio Department of Education. We have much to celebrate here at Cherry Valley. We met 7 of 8 indicators – one more than last year, and met our AYP and Value Added Goals. Everyone here at Cherry Valley works very hard to be the best they can be. If you have any questions about our report card rating please stop by Cherry Valley and I will try to explain it to you.
Parents play a vital role in the education of their children. Two areas are especially important for parents to reinforce at home. Those areas are math and reading. Parents should be reading with their son or daughter for 30 minutes each night. The reading material should be something the student enjoys and on their reading success level. Another area parents can help with is basic math facts. Parents should practice with students for 10 minutes each night to help them learn their basic math facts. Grades K-2 should concentrate on basic addition and subtraction and grades 3-5 should work on basic multiplication and division facts.
Students should be at school everyday. There is a direct correlation between attendance and student achievement. We also understand kids will get sick from time to time or have appointments they must attend. If your son or daughter is going to be absent, please call the attendance line anytime at 740-670-7333 and leave a message telling the reason for their absence.
Our school day is from 8:30-3:45, if you have questions or concerns; please stop in the school during these times to discuss them. I would be glad to make an appointment to talk with you at other times also. We want you to feel welcome here at Cherry Valley. The success of your son or daughter is very important to us.