The 2013-2014 school year is well under way, with great plans to continue our tradition of excellence here at Mendez. At our Back to School Evening celebration, we had record numbers of parents come and see the outstanding learning happening in our classroom. One parent shared, “I love all my son’s teachers. They really expect a lot from him, but make the classes fun.” I know this is true in all our classrooms. Mendez scholars – both students and staff – are special.
This year our focus is on Collaborative Academic Conversations. Students are working together on creative problem solving tasks with an emphasis on critical thinking. These skills are the recommended 21st century skills from international experts which will prepare your students for their college and careers in the future. I know our Mendez Mustangs will go far, and we are excited to be preparing them to make a difference in their world.
- Mr. Cole