Dr. Laurel Crowle
August 7, 2014
Dear Parents, Students, Partners, and Community Members
The staff of Morrow Elementary joins me in welcoming you to our school for the 2014–2015 school year. We look forward to working closely with you as we provide a challenging educational program for our students. I encourage your active support and participation as we seek to provide a positive learning environment for all of our students.
Morrow continues to be a great place to learn! Our improvement in student learning could not happen without an entire community of faculty, staff, students, parents and partners coming together. Your commitment, dedication and hard work provide the foundation for learning at Morrow. We will continue to “Move Forward” in our quest to “DISCOVER Ways to Achieve our Goals”. We are all on a journey, an expedition, and a quest for knowledge.
Morrow continues to show growth in student achievement. During the 2013-2014 school year, we increased by a total twenty-eight points as measured by the FCAT. The district recognized Morrow as one of the traditional Broward County Public Schools showing increases in the percentage of students scoring at or above proficiency in both reading and mathematics for all grade levels served. In addition, Morrow ranked in the 92nd percentile for student growth in reading and in the 89th percentile for student growth in mathematics in the State of Florida.
Communication between home and school is very important to the success of the school. I encourage each of you to remain active in your child's education. Always keep the lines of communication open with the school and reinforce the skills and procedures introduced by the classroom teachers on a daily basis. I welcome your participation in the school improvement process through the School Advisory Council (SAC), our PTA, and the School Advisory Forum (SAF) monthly meetings. We will continue with our monthly newsletters, bulletins, and Parent link messages (via phone). In addition, I encourage you to regularly check the school’s website at http://morrow.browardschools.comfor our many school activities and events.
It is my pleasure to have the opportunity to work with such a wonderful staff, community of parents, and more importantly, a "Marvelous" group of students! Please join me in welcoming our new teachers and staff including Mrs. Sabrina Sheib, Assistant Principal. Our staff will continue to dedicate themselves to educational excellence. Working as a team, our “Goal” is to provide students with engaging rigorous content and real-world learning experiences in order to continue to the upward trend in student academic performance.
Once again, welcome to Morrow Elementary School - we are glad you are a part of our Morrow Movers Team! We invite you to join us as we continue to work collaboratively to increase student achievement.
I look forward to a great school year. Please know that my door is ALWAYS open for you!
Dr. Crowle, Principal