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Dr.  Dilhani  Uswatte
Principal
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Principal's Corner

Welcome to Rocky Ridge 2016-17!

Welcome to Rocky Ridge Elementary, where we hope everyone has the opportunity to "ROCK" every single day!  We hope you find our school to be a safe and inviting place to learn.  This year, our focus is to CRE-8 (create)!  Teachers are challenged to help their students learn and be creative by keeping in mind the following 8 practices we have been studying over the past few years: 1) Project-based learn;  2) Problem-based learning; 3) Integrating subject matter to tie together science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM); 4) Making learning rigorous and challenging; 5) Tie learning to real-life applications;  6) Remembering our I message of I will INSPIRE, INTEGRATE, and INNOVATE ; 7) The importance of collaboration between students/students, teachers/teachers, and student/teacher to learn and create; and 8) Using our new Project Lead the Way Materials (purchased with our $20,000 grant received last) which will actually bring together ideas 1-7!

We are also challenging ourselves with exploring new ways to show kindness within our school and community and trying to make ALL feel welcomed at the Rock!  

If you have further questions about our school, please do not hesitate to contact us in the office-205-439-2900.