It is with much gratitude that the staff and I welcome our students and their families to the 2019-2020 school year at Glade Creek School. I am so pleased to be starting my fifth year as principal here at Glade Creek. Each student here at Glade is so important and special to us. Students are our focus and their achievement at school is what drives our work.
Parents, I invite you to help your children have many great learning days at school this year by working daily on the following: 1) students need a good night of rest; 2) eating breaking breakfast is the most important meal of the day; 3) read each evening at home; and 4) support your child’s teachers. These four habits will help your children and our students shine! With your help, I know that each Glade Creek student will have a great start to their school day throughout the school year. Our school day begins at 7:55 a.m. and ends at 2:55 p.m. It is very important to help your child develop a strong attendance habit.
This year we expect to have lots of excitement in our building. There will be global education activities that will led our students to asking lots of questions about their world. Our students will be building competence around global topics too. Writing is thinking and more thinking activities are better for our students as they learn more about their world and lessons.
In closing, I want students and staff to know that you continue to have lots of momentum. Your hard work, focus, and great relationships have set the bar in the Alleghany County School System. I believe that you are wonderful examples of what is possible in public education. Last year our state report reflected increases in both student proficiency and growth! Our student growth was in the top fifteen percent of the entire State of North Carolina Public Schools! I look forward to celebrating our report card success when the Department of Public Instruction releases our 2019 School Report Card. Again, welcome back to school and if I can be of any assistance or help do not hesitate to call the school office or e-mail me.
Gerald G. Miller, Ed.D.
Glade Creek School Principal
Phone: (336) 657-3388