Welcome to the new school year! We are excited to have you and your child as part of our learning community. Gold Ridge is fortunate to have an experienced, dedicated, and professional staff. We are also blessed with a supportive and involved parent body. If you are a new parent, we hope you will dive in and get involved. We think you will like what you find. And your involvement enriches learning and our school in many ways.
I am excited to introduce four new teachers who have joined our instructional team: Mrs. Anderson is teaching third grade in Room E5; Mr. Driffill is teaching fourth grade in Room P2; Mrs. Ohlerich is teaching EIBT Preschool in G1; and Mrs. Webster is teaching fifth grade in Room D6. The new teachers bring experience and skills that enrich our school site.
This year we continue a focus on science, technology, engineering, and math – areas in which we want to grow as a school. The teachers are starting the year with professional development in the new science program Amplify, which we plan to connect to our parent supported hands-on science program 3E. Interactive Promethean televisions were installed in all classrooms last May; training in instructional technology and curriculum integration will be a focus this fall. We look forward to sharing our new curriculum with you and engaging our students in new learning!
Our office is always open to you. Please feel free to call, email, or come in whenever you have questions.
At Gold Ridge we challenge every student to be the best they can be. We are delighted you and your child are here.