Pleasant Run Elementary School News

Principal's Message

Posted on: August 2, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians, 
 
It is with great pleasure that I write to welcome you back to the 2017-2018 school year.  I hope that your summer has been filled with fun family activities while enjoying the wonderful sunshine.  How quickly summer has come to an end and our thoughts turn to preparing for the start of the school year. 
 
I would like to take a moment to introduce myself to you as the new principal of Pleasant Run Elementary. I have worked in the Northwest Local School District for the past 17 years in a number of capacities, classroom teacher, coach, curriculum specialist, and an administrator. My most recent position with the district was the assistant principal of Northwest High School for the past 8 years. I am honored that the district has now given me the opportunity to lead and be the principal of Pleasant Run Elementary. 
 
I am extremely excited for the upcoming school year and would like to welcome the parents and students from Welch and Taylor, as well as those returning to PRE. I look forward to having the opportunity to build a relationship with you and your child while partnering together to guarantee that your child has the best opportunity for success this year at Pleasant Run Elementary. Our staff is also very eager to get the year started and begin the academic and social growing process with your child. 
 
We, at Pleasant Run Elementary, are committed to student success. We encourage high standards and high expectations for all students, in regard to academic, social, and emotional performance. We are committed to prepare students with the foundational skills necessary for middle school and ultimately making certain they are college ready. We encourage all stakeholders: students, parents, teachers, administrators, and the community to collaborate to ensure student success. 
 Beliefs for Success: We believe successful students:   Engage in critical and creative thinking skills to solve problems  Ask questions, examine possibilities, and apply skills to find solutions to problems  Make positive choices related to their social-emotional wellbeing   Are positive classmates that collaborate and engage with others in a respectful manner We believe successful teachers:  Create opportunities for risk-taking, collaboration, problem-solving, and application of classroom learning to real life situations  Design instruction to integrate technological tools and resources to help enhance learning  Collaborate with colleagues to share and discuss best practices to help with professional growth, analyze student data, and use the data to drive instruction We believe successful leaders:  Create a strong, safe school culture for student learning  Encourage a student centered focus in all aspects  Invite parent and community partnerships to enhance student growth opportunities  Lead by example
 
I, along with my staff, are looking forward to an exciting school year here at PRE. Know that all of our students are going to be successful and will be expected to carry themselves with PRE PRIDE on a daily basis.
 
Sincerely, 
 
Casey Scherz

Principal 

Pleasant Run Elementary