Sunday, June 19, 2016

Thank You RFA...

Well, we have all made it through another school year. Summer is a few short days away and the frantic pace of the end of a school year is in full swing within the building. This will be my last blog both as the Rome Free Academy principal and for the summer (I take some time off too!!). While I could always find something to ramble on about, today I am choosing to simply say thank to the RFA community; students, staff, and families alike. A few short months ago I was granted the privilege of being your leader and I could not have underestimated just how much of a privilege it is to be the RFA principal more. All of you have truly been amazing and in all of my years in education, I have not met a more welcoming community than Rome. I only hope as we enter this new chapter of life together, that I can provide back to the community what you have all given to me. So, as I congratulate our senior class for their efforts and accomplishments, I would like to leave them with some words of wisdom. As you go through life, always remember that you are a part of something larger than yourself. Whether it is your job, a sport, a family, or your community; you are always simply a piece of the puzzle. If you can remember that we are always a part of something greater in life than ourselves and recognize that teams and communities always achieve more together than in pieces, you will live a successful life. After all, humans have an inherent want to belong to something. Make your life matter by belonging to something greater than yourself. Together we accomplish great things!! Thank you all once again and best wishes for a successful and prosperous future!!

Black Knight Kudos ...

Congratulations to the Rome Free Academy Class of 2016!!!

Thank you to our PBIS committee for organizing our end of the year celebration!!

"PAIR"ents Partnership ...

We are still in need of a host family for a foreign exchange student from Italy for the 2016-2017 school year. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the main office and we will connect you with the organization. Finally, I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the parents, grandparents, adults, etc. that have made the 2015-2016 school year a success. RFA has had a lot to adjust to in a short period of time and none of us would have been successful without the help and support of you from home. Please find ways to keep your student(s) educationally engaged during the summer and I look forward to continued success and growth in the future!! Thank you!!

This Week at RFA...

6/20 - RCT Exam in Mathematics
6/20 - RCT Exam in U.S. History and Government
6/21 - Regents Exam in Physical Setting/Chemistry
6/21 - RCT Exam in Global Studies
6/21 - Regents Exam in Physical Setting/Physics
6/21 - RCT Exam in Reading
6/21 - Senior Awards Night
6/22 - RCT Exam in Writing
6/22 - RCT Exam in Science
6/22 - Board of Education Meeting
6/24 - Graduation Rehearsal

Worth the Read...

Take a Moment to Self Reflect and Grow...

Enjoy the summer everyone!! Finding time to relax and recharge is professional development enough. Be well and thank you!!