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Principal’s Message


At GRE, our vision statement is "Nurturing Relationships to Foster Success."

We want our students to feel empowered in facing the challenges that will happen inside the classroom, school and community and know that if they persevere, make a plan, and work hard that they can succeed!  We want them not to just have the skills, but to find their own passion to drive their learning!

We believe that:

•         Feeling safe is essential before learning can happen

•         Everyone needs to feel connection and belonging first before they can take risks in their learning

•         Learning from each other and alongside each other is powerful

•         Curiosity inspires powerful learning

Over the past two years, we have been working with our students to help them develop a Growth Mindset.  Research has proven that students who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset. These students grow more academically than students with a more fixed mindset (those who believe their talents are innate gifts – either you have it, or you don't). This is because they worry less about looking smart and they put more energy into learning.  This is why you may be hearing your children coming home from school talking about how mistakes help them learn and that their brain is a muscle – the harder it works the stronger it grows!

This year we are combining our focus on Growth Mindset with the idea of Hope.  We are going to use the lenses of Growth Mindset and Hope to help us reach our academic goals.  Research has shown that it is hope that helps us keep going after struggling or failing. Hope is about getting up when you fall and believing that there is a way to succeed, even if you can't see it yet. OUR BRAINS THRIVE ON HOPE!