Happy New Year, to our Ira Cross School and community, from all of us at the schoolhouse. We would like to thank you for your support during our first semester, and ask that you continue to help us with several important skills we are continuing to work on with the students. We want to ensure that all our students are speaking, thinking critically and deeply, reading and writing continuously. It is our goal that the early learners learn to write their names legibly, develop sight word fluency and learn their numbers to 100 and beyond. These tasks are foundational and build across all grade levels. Also, the students need to practice daily, counting forward, and backwards from 20 in PREK4 and Kinder. As for our students in the upper grades, they need to master these skills and practice work on number thinking and problem solving. Such as, practicing their addition and subtraction facts, multiplication facts, and division fact number concepts. Ask us for ideas or help if you would like more information regarding learning practices or skill development. Also, we have recognized our first “Million Word” AR reader, Derek Morales, this year, and look forward to others. Reading is the most important skill that builds on everything else we do at school. We will begin developing our team for the Science Olympiad to represent us this spring, among many other activities. We need your support and would like to invite parent, and guardian volunteers to help with school activities. You are also encouraged to participate in our early literacy programs for three year olds, these classes meet Monday through Thursday 9am – 10:30. Thanks for your continued support.
Texas No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) Report Card
A copy of the State of Texas 2012-13 School Report Card for Ira Cross is now available for downloading and is available in the office. The report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. It is to be sent to the parent or guardian of every child enrolled in the public schools. The report provides information concerning student performance as well as information concerning expenditures, average class size, and student/teacher ratios. A hard copy of this report was sent home on Wednesday along with Student Progress Reports on February 5, 2014.
Teach all students to achieve at their maximum potential academically, socially, and emotionally.
Ira Cross Elementary is an exciting and positive place where student strengths and interests support high academic achievement for all students. Working together with students, parents and community we shall ensure all of our students are prepared for any challenge.
Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow!
Ira Cross Elementary Administrative Team
Mr. Gamble - Principal
Mrs. Aviles - Assistant Principal
Mr. Pilgram - Assistant Principal
Mr. Turbeville - Campus Instructional Specialist
Mrs. Sumner - Campus Instructional Specialist
Mrs. Flowers - Counselor
Ms. Gardner - Counselor
Ms. Waldren - Campus Support Technologist