It is with great anticipation and excitement that I welcome our students, staff, and families back for another school year within the Menifee County Public Schools. Our school community has created a culture of high expectations for our schools and everyone is encouraged to join us in supporting the successful transition of our students through their pathway to success.
The dedicated staff and administrators have been busily preparing this summer to ensure that we meet the needs of our students and provide them with a variety of learning experiences that will promote continuous growth throughout the school year. Over the summer, our staff have participated in professional development trainings to expand their knowledge with instructional and assessment strategies, implementing technology within their classrooms, and aligning the curriculum to state and national standards. In addition, our staff have provided several programming opportunities for our students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathmatics (STEAM); improving kindergarten readiness, and other enrichment activities.
Along with curriculum and technology enhancements, the district will be implementing many new initiatives for the upcoming school year. All schools in the district will be utilizing funding from the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant to assist in creating a comprehensive approach to support the development and advancement of literacy skills for all students, as well as early childhood learners. Botts Elementary School has received a grant to create a 21st Century Community Learning Center to provide academic after school enrichment opportunities to assist students with meeting state and national standards in reading and math; incorporate a variety of activities that will compliment regular academic programs; and providing literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children. Menifee Elementary School and Menifee County High School will be incorporating a GEAR UP grant to accomplish three overachieving goals: lift educational aspirations, build academic skills and connect academics to college and career readiness.
The school district is committed to a school culture that is conducive to promoting high expectations for all students and “empower future generations to be productive and successful in a global economy” as noted within our mission statement. Our vision statement is “We are Menifee: Where we ensure that every student transitions on a pathway to a successful future in academia, military or career,” and the district has a resolute focus of meeting the needs of our students.
We are Menifee!
Timothy D. Spencer