Dr. Frank Till Jr.
These are dynamic times. With the changes in technology coming at a rapid pace, our students are learning skills that will not be technology specific but, skills that will promote learning. We no longer use the term, “21st Century learning”, but talk about the skills that make us globally competitive. Using our Race to the Top funds we are modernizing our schools and will be completely wireless by the end of this school year. All of our instructional staff have received laptops to be better prepared to provide the latest learning. The days of the paper textbook have passed and we are now moving into a more digital age. You will see in our schools this year more mobile labs and more discussion of ways to communicate with parents.
We know that the involvement of the community is important. Our partnership with Community in Schools will be expanded and we will develop more ways to work on preventing students from dropping out. We have already agreed to be a sponsor of the Arts Council’s Anne Frank exhibit in March. Our PTA will be active in recruiting parents to become involved. Our chamber of commerce and our military actively support the uniqueness of our community.
We are fortunate to live in a community where our institutes of higher education consider themselves partners. We will move a second early college high school onto the campus of Fayetteville State University. Our Career and Technical Education offerings in partnership with Fayetteville Technical Community College provide an opportunity for our students to earn college credit while learning a skill. Methodist University has included a partnership with our district as part of their vision for the future.
We believe that a strong school system is important to the development of a community. We understand that it is through partnerships and support that we will continue to get stronger and improve.
Our children are counting on all of us. They deserve nothing less.
Dr. Frank Till Jr.