As I look back on the first half of the 2019-2020 school year at Sunrise School, I am pleased to report that we continue to make excellent progress in meeting the academic, social and vocational needs of our special edcucation students. We welcomed Marisa Esposto as our new assistant principal at the beginning of the school year and our enrollment has increased due to new classrooms and programming.
Some of the exciting developments for the first half of the school year include:
- A new PRIDE program that focuses on the special needs of students ages 18-21 that prepares young adults for independent living and competitive employment.
- An increase in autistic support classrooms.
- Interactive Promethean boards for use in the classrooms.
- A new computer science discoveries course at the secondary level.
- Expansion of STEAM activities in all classrooms.
- A new flagpole managed by the Boy Scouts.
- Continued progress on standards-based instruction with a focus on English/language arts in every classroom.
During the second half of the school year, we will continue to focus on the above areas while offering a new vocational assessment to special needs students from local school districts. We also will have a core team trained in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.
As we work together, our goal at Sunrise is to fully meet the academic, vocational and social needs of all our students. All the best in 2020!
Lucy McDonough, M.Ed.