Welcome to St. Edward School, one of the most diverse schools in the Nashville Diocese that is rich in Catholic tradition and home of the Saints! In addition to providing a rigorous education for all learners, St. Edward is also committed to providing students from many different cultures a safe and caring environment where they have the opportunity to pray together, break bread together, and play together. Please feel free to contact the school office if you would like to learn more about St. Edward and to take a tour of our great school.
And We’re Off and Running…..
If you were one of the many parents around SES during the Back to School Bash, Registration, Pre-K and Kindergarten Picnics or even the First Day of School, you probably observed an educational system that seemed pretty organized. In spite of a bit of chaos in the front office as new carpet was laid, painting was done and new cabinets built and installed; confident staff members probably took care of your needs and helped calm fears about going back to school, starting school for the first time, or even starting a new school, like me.
But behind this confident front was months of planning and preparation that began shortly after students left in May. Here is just a small example of some of the action that went on behind the scenes:
In June, six teachers traveled to Florida to attend a week-long workshop, instructing them in best practices in Reading and Math.
Also, in June, staff members met to learn how to use the electronic data system to examine the results of the Iowa Test, and dig into how these results can be used to meet the individual needs of students.
Last week, we kicked off the return of teachers with an all staff retreat at Camp Marymount in Fairview, with Fr. Mark leading staff in spiritual guidance focused on new beginnings.
Back at SES, the entire staff met to establish school improvement goals for the year. These will be shared with parents in upcoming weeks.
School office staff worked all summer long registering students, ordering textbooks and materials and getting all students on the electronic management system.
Finally, all staff members were certified in CPR and First Aid.
So if you think that teachers have entire summer off, it’s good to know that there’s much more than meets the eye.
Once again, welcome back to all. We hope that this new beginning finds you settling into a comfortable routine. If you have any questions, feel free to call us
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