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Principal's Greeting

Welcome to the Thunderbird Family!
   It is a privilege to serve the students, staff, parents, and community members of Mitchell Senior! I am excited to join you this year as your principal. I am enthusiastic when it comes to education and lifelong learning! My vision is working together with our amazing staff to provide quality instructional practices and leadership, and to facilitate a positive, growth mindset learning environment for all. I believe in cultivating trust and building productive relationships within our T-Bird family.
   The Mitchell Senior staff is dedicated to the success of ALL of our students academically and socially. We value our students and are committed to helping them achieve their social, emotional, academic, and physical potential in a safe, nurturing environment. Our high standards for our diverse student body incorporate our tradition of academic excellence coupled with innovative and future-thinking expectations. We provide an environment where students can be sure that they will get the exposure to skills that will help them to be successful young adults in an ever changing world. Our 1:1 technology device ratio ensures students have the access they need to develop these necessary skills. Evidence of the Four Cs: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration are woven throughout our classroom practices and daily lessons. We also provide students with a number of extracurricular opportunities to get them connected to school and create lifelong memories. Restorative practices based on respect, responsibility, relationship-building, and relationship-repairing round out the expectations of the positive culture and climate at Mitchell Senior. Students are being prepared for success in college, career, and citizenship in the 21st century.
   The T-Bird family of learners does not stop at the students. Our teaching and support staff are also committed to the same academic excellence and growth mindset when it comes to learning. We make sure to continue to hone our skills and proficiency. We take pride in our professional and collaborative approach to ensuring all students learn at high levels. At Mitchell Senior, our staff takes action to provide and guarantee all students have access to the essential Common Core State Standards at each grade level. Our professional learning communities allow for whole-staff involvement in the process of reflection of instructional practices and desired student outcomes. We continually learn from each other through a shared vision and planning. To enhance student achievement, we will critically examine what does and doesn’t work. Our collaborative-friendly culture, shared beliefs, and behaviors lead to reliable growth in student learning. 
   Working together we can make the middle school years a positive experience for you and your students. Strong partnerships spark positivity and grow happiness, the theme of our district year. Stay in the know by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and the Parent Square for the latest happenings around campus and our community. It is with incredible T-Bird pride that I ask you to #BringIt this year!

Warmly,
Diana Dietz
Principal, Mitchell Senior Elementary

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