September 9, 2008
It’s hard to believe, but the 2008-09 school year is here. As a school system, we are looking forward to an outstanding year filled with academic achievement and success for all of our students and staff.
As Carroll County citizens, we can take a great deal of pride in the education our students are receiving. Student achievement results rank among the highest in the state. Our employees are leaders in the field of education. Our support staff is second to none. However, we have many challenges that will face us this year. We must find ways to address the higher expectations for public schools, societal and cultural changes impacting students and their behavior, and limited fiscal resources.
As we begin a new school year, I would like to express how important the involvement of parents and the community is to our school system. I firmly believe that we cannot be successful and meet the challenges that face us without the help and support of parents/guardians, the business community, our elected officials, our fiscal authorities, and all other members of our community.
As parents, please take the opportunity to be involved in your child’s education. Take the time to visit your child’s school. Attend the programs and activities planned for the school year. Remember the importance your involvement can make not only to your child, but our school system as well. Only by working together can we provide our students with the opportunity they deserve to learn, to explore, and to grow.
Best wishes for the year,
Superintendent of Schools
20080909 Back to school message from Dr Chuck Ecker