Mr. Ryan Butcher
Welcome to Kennedy Elementary School!
I am very excited to be beginning my 13th year at KES! It’s been a great ride and this year will be as exciting as ever as we begin doing school face to face and digital.
At Kennedy, we believe in creating Ready, Respectful and Responsible citizens that will make a difference in this world. This starts by creating the safest learning environment that we can for our staff and students. We also have a foundation of creating this found in our Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) program.
In this program we model, teach, and reinforce what it looks and sounds like to be Ready, Respectful, Responsible, and Safe in all areas of the school day (from bus ride; to hallways; to bathroom and classrooms). These expectations are reinforced throughout the day and modeled by the entire staff.
We have this as a foundation because we believe that when students know and model Ready, Respectful, Responsible and Safe behaviors, the social and academic challenges of the school day are not so hard. Being Ready, Respectful, Responsible, and Safe makes it easier to be successful in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. You are successful in those core academic areas because you will come to school with all your supplies; you will listen to your teachers; you will give your best effort ALL the time; and you will keep the school safe for you and your classmates. When you do that, you WILL be a success.
I believe that if we are to be as successful as we know our students can be, we need to make sure that the lines of communication between home and school are always opened and used. Every month we publish, online, the Kennedy Connection newsletter. This letter will keep you informed of upcoming events within the Kennedy Community as well as give you a glimpse of what is happening academically in each grade level. This newsletter is sent electronically to the email address you listed on the student locator card. Please also visit our school website: www.barrow.k12.ga.us/kes You will find it a useful tool to learn more about Kennedy and Barrow County Schools. Parents also need to be communicating with their child’s teacher on a regular basis as well as checking your child’s agenda on a nightly basis.
As principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps though our doors- staff, students, and parents - are happy and excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. Our mission is to provide our students with opportunities to meet individual needs and to insure that every child has experiences that challenge them to go further than they thought they could. We want them to believe that they can succeed and have many opportunities to be successful.
We will meet this mission with the support and involvement of our parents and community. With your help and support, we will succeed in our mission, creating a great place for students to learn and teachers to teach.
When we ALL work together and do things with the best interests of our students as the focus, we will be a Remarkable school!
If I can ever be of assistance, please call or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org)! It is through honest and open communication that I can best serve our students.
I am very honored and humbled to be the Assistant Principal at Kennedy Elementary School! Although this is my first year at an elementary school, this is my 18th year in education. I previously taught science at the high school and middle school levels and I had been an administrator at our feeder middle school, Westside Middle, for six years. I am excited to begin this journey with such an amazing and caring staff.
Your child’s well-being is my number one concern. I want each student to feel safe, secure, and loved every day. I truly believe that through building positive relationships and providing a caring and safe learning environment, we will help each child be as successful as they can be, each and every day. I can’t wait to work with our faculty and staff to make Kennedy Elementary School a great place to learn, grow, and succeed for all of our students!
Mr. Trey Neupert
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