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Principal's Message

Mrs.  Lisa  Seale 
Elementary Principal 
     (601)775-3011   
email: [email protected]   

Principal's Corner

 


Dear Parents and Guardians:
 

      It's hard to believe we've crossed the finish line of the 2021-2022 school year, but, oh, what an extraordinary year we've had here at LES!

     Reflecting on the 2021-2022 school year, we have so much to celebrate here at The Nest! Overall as a grade level, our kindergarten students increased our KRA (Kindergarten Readiness Assessment) average score from 717 to 752! On the end-of-the year benchmark assessments, our students and classes in all grade levels (kindergarten through 4th grade) scored above the district average in all content areas with the exception of kindergarten math.  Most recently after completing the MAAP 3rd Grade Reading Assessment (LBPA), we are excited to announce that ALL (100%) of our 3rd grade students will be moving on to 4th Grade! Our staff, students and families have worked hard this year, and we have much to celebrate and many blessings to count! We couldn't have accomplished what we've accomplished without each of you! Your involvement and support is noticed and very much valued and appreciated! 

     As you begin enjoying your summer, 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."  A great way to engage your child in reading this summer is to enroll him/her in the Summer Reading Program at the Lake Public Library.  You can visit their website at https://cmrls.lib.ms.us/.

     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 :)