Principal Staci Wiese
A Note From Principal Wiese
Dear Roadrunner families,
I can’t believe that we have already completed three quarters of the school year. Students, teachers, and parents have been working hard and I am impressed by the Desert Willow community every day. This time of year can bring additional stress as we enter our state testing season. Students in grades 3-6 will be taking the AZM2 this spring in reading, writing, and mathematics. I want to encourage every student to do his or her best, stretch themselves, and show off what they know.
The AZM2 will tell you and your child’s teacher what each student can do with these important skills on his/her own. However, the biggest “test” is how each student presents as a student and small human every day. I see students show kindness, persevere, create, explore, and imagine. I am proud to be their principal and see what they have to offer the world. After all, we aren’t just educating children, we are building our future. The scores from the AZM2 will tell us something, but they will not tell us everything.
Many students feel added stress during state testing. They want to do well. We want them to do well. But, please remember, amongst the students who will be sitting for the exams there is an artist, an entrepreneur, a musician, an athlete. Our standardized tests may not “measure” their talents. Continue to encourage your child(ren) to chase their dreams and work hard. When you encourage their dreams, we will watch them conquer the world.
Proud to be your principal,