Monfort Heights Elementary School News

Principal's Message

Posted on: August 1, 2016
Tags: Principal's message

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As principal of Monfort Heights Elementary, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our school. MHE is a kindergarten through fifth grade school with an enrollment of approximately 675 students. I am proud of our dedicated, experienced staff and enthusiastic learners!  

As an educational team, we at MHE are dedicated to academic excellence and holding high expectations to ensure that each and every student will be successful learners.  We are committed to creating a safe and positive learning environment where staff and students promote and model responsible, respectful behavior in order to provide each student the best learning opportunity.  To reach this goal, MHE is dedicated to providing the necessary programs to help students meet their greatest potential.  We offer intervention programs to assist students in becoming proficient readers.  We believe that if children are fluent readers at an early age, they will not only be successful in their learning, but also confident students throughout their academic years.  Along with reading intervention, we offer math support for students.  Every grade level receives a daily class consisting of research based intervention or enrichment based on individual needs.

Along with academic excellence, MHE is also committed to the social and emotional needs of our students.  Our school has put into place a variety of positive behavior interventions and supports.  We encourage students to be kind and take a stand against bullying.  Students hold classroom meetings discussing topics generated by students to help them formulate ways to handle social interactions in a positive productive manner. 

Monfort Heights Elementary recognizes that the world is changing around us daily and that technology is a huge part of that.  Therefore, we strive to engage students through the use of various means of technology.  We offer Chrome Books in every classroom.   Classroom teachers also use an interactive whiteboard and document camera for teaching daily lessons.  These whiteboards and cameras allow students to participate in the lesson through interactive activities.

MHE has an involved supportive Parent Teacher Association.  This organization helps our school by providing volunteers, helping on field trips, hosting community events, sponsoring assemblies each year, as well stepping in anytime they see a need. Please contact the office to learn more about our PTA and how you can get involved.

It is my desire to keep you informed of what is going on in the school.  Please be sure to sign up to receive our emails and look for information to be sent home with students.  If you have questions or concerns that arise at any time, please do not hesitate to give your child's teacher or me a call. I look forward to getting to know you and your child.

Sincerely,

Kevin Gale, Principal