Welcome Back! It is with tremendous enthusiasm that I welcome you all to the 2020-21 school year! I hope this message finds you well and in good spirits as we prepare to reopen our school year remotely. We have endured a lot this year. I know some of you are concerned about what the future will hold, but I am optimistic that we will continue down the path to success. At Mollison School, we are committed to working together with you in ensuring that our school establishes a “Standard of Excellence” where we develop and celebrate academic, personal, athletic, social, emotional and artistic achievement. By working together, we will succeed in our school mission of developing “the whole child to be a global citizen and a life-long learner who is prepared for high school, college, career, and beyond.”
We have been working and planning to provide high quality instruction in a safe and positive learning environment whether it is virtual, hybrid, or in person. We have made great strides in our achievement as we are a Level 2+ school and look forward to continuing the momentum that will sustain our growth. With the help of our school and district staff, we will work to enhance and maintain a positive school environment that is supportive of the achievement we expect. We want everyone to be proud to be a Mollison Hawkeye. We welcome and encourage all parents, guardians, and community members to offer your insights as we engage in this process. As an IB World School, all students in Grades 6-8 are included in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP) and must complete the MYP requirements. Academic honesty is certainly one of our areas of concentration here at Mollison and the middle school will focus on many of the related best practices this school year. This year will continue to be shaped by efforts to focus on teaching and learning so our young people will be ready.
Supporting children to do well at school, and in their lives, is the center of our work. It is critical that we serve as partners in the work. We believe that genuine collaboration promotes ownership of a rich school culture. Let us continue to communicate and collaborate to become a successful unit. With that said, it is essential that all students are in attendance and engaged in school everyday. Please plan to have your child prepared for instruction promptly at their designated time. Thanks to the following for providing backpacks and supplies: Cradles to Crayons, CPS Family and Community Engagement and GIVES, our new nonprofit partner working to help support our scholars’ success. I look forward to working with you to make this a great year for you and your Mollison Hawkeye!
Dr. Valencia Hudson-Barnes