Dear Parents and Guardians:
It's hard to believe we're quickly coming to the close of the 1st Nine Weeks of the 2022-2023 school year! Time has surely passed quickly!
We have had such an outstanding start to an incredible year here at LES! Our students are excited and eager about what the 2022-2023 school year has in store! Students and teachers are working hard already to ensure this year is full of SUCCESS! Pre-K and kindergarten students have participated in the statewide KRA assessment and have already set goals and high expectations for growth this year! First and second grade students are on a mission to become strong readers, and they have already set and surpassed many fluency goalrs. Third grade students and teachers are already preparing for the Spring 2023 MAAP Assessment and the 3rd Grade Summative Reading Assessment. Fourth grade students and teachers have worked collaboratively together to set MAAP growth goals, and they are already working to surpass those growth goals! We have set our goals and expectations high this year, and we are ready to EXCEED EXCELLENCE in ll that we do!
As we move further into the 2022-2023 school year, I'd like to challenge each of you to commit to reading to your child for at least 30 minutes each day. Research has shown that "reading just 20 minutes a day exposes a child to a vast quantity of words (1.8 million in each school year, actually!). As a result, this exposure makes children more likely to score in the 90th percentile on standardized tests, compared to children who read just 5 minutes per day — and are therefore more likely to score in the 50th percentile — it’s easy to see how reading time translates to academic success. Meanwhile, a separate study involving almost 10 million students showed only those reading at least 15 minutes a day achieved accelerted reading gaines, and those reading less were at risk of falling behind their peers."
I'd like to share the most exciting news ever with each of you! The Mississippi Department of Education has released ratings from the 2021-2022 MAAP Spring State Assessments. We are both honored, humbled and excited to announce that our Lake Elementary School family has earned and achieved an A RATING! Words truly cannot express our sincerest THANK YOU and deepest gratitude to our teachers, paraprofessionals, support staff, our students and their families, our community and the entire HORNET NATION for their hard work, dedication and faithful commitment to excellence, success and to providing our students with the absolute BEST journey at LES! We could not have done it without each of you! You are ALL such a VITAL part of all that we do at LES! You are valued, appreciated and loved beyond measure!
Again, I'd like to thank you for the help and support you give us at LES. I genuinely love and appreciate each of you and what you do to help our staff, students and Lake Elementary School! As always, I am honored to serve each of you and your families, our school and our community, and I'm BEYOND BLESSED to be a small part of such a wonderful school family! If I can do anything to help you, please feel free to contact me anytime.
Thanks so much,
Mrs. Seale :)