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Oak Haven School

7. Final Advice to the School

The mighty oak growing in the front courtyard of your school signifies the strength of your Oak Haven family. It is rooted in the community with sound educational practices. The solid trunk represents the strong educational leadership that supports the teachers as they branch out and try innovative educational programs. Each branch nourishes the minds of individual students, who bud and blossom over the course of the school year as they become successful learners.

Continue to support one another and remain open to change. Don’t lose your momentum and enthusiasm as educators. The changes you have made in your instructional practices are commendable. However, expand heterogeneous groups for all subjects to all grades. Explore different ways to instruct special education students within the regular education classrooms. Creatively find time for all grade level teachers to plan together, and be certain to include special education teachers in this common planning time. Share your knowledge so that it benefits all, from the lower branches of the primary grades to the upper branches of the intermediate grades. As you continue to challenge yourselves and your students, remember there are no limits for Oak Haven School “where great minds grow.”

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