Greetings Parents, Students, and Community members,
Rio’s 2014-15 school year is zooming by with more than 140 of the 180 day school year complete. This year I have seen so many teachers work to shift their teaching, innovate, try new things, engage our 1 to 1 technology, incorporate the 5 C’s: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Caring, engage with project based and inquiry based learning, help children use individual/digital learning tools, take risks, engage in S.T.E.A.M. multidisciplinary learning activities and generally work on improving their practice. All of this energy and activity is working to create Rio as a world class learning organization. As we approach the testing season and our students tackle the new smarter-balanced assessments, we look forward to the feedback their results provide and we also look forward to developing our own 21st Century Assessments for things yet measured by standardized tests. All the while, we know that our students must develop their literacy in reading, writing, math, and technology in order to thrive in the 21st century.
Superintendent – Rio School District – Empowering Learners to Thrive in 21st Century