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Principal's Message

Laurie Narro, Ed.D. Principal Letter to MHS Families 2018

Dear Parents,


Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!  Our staff and faculty are eager and excited to continue the mission of Monterey Hills School: to develop responsible, independent and motivated learners.  We are about to embark upon a new school year that will include wonderful opportunities for your child’s academic, social and emotional growth.


Our teachers worked very hard last year as did our students!   The results?  We received the California Distinguished School Award, showed marked improvement on our CAASPP results, increased participation in service towards and fund-raising activities for populations in need, and offered opportunities for our students to build intrapersonal and interpersonal skills.  These accomplishments required persistence, collaboration and leadership.  These traits will buoy our staff and students to ensure continued growth this school year.


This coming year, our teachers share in the common commitment to build the scholarship of your children.  We will be in our second year of implementation of Benchmark Advanced/Adelante aligned to Common Core and designed to build the reading and writing skills of our students along with their creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration skills.  We will continue to implement the math standards and practices to ensure the attention to precision, use appropriate tools strategically and construct viable arguments.  Along with ELA and Math standards we will continue the roll out Next Generation Science Standards with an alignment to standards; new teaching strategies and implementing PLTW along with Mystery Science curriculum.  We will continue to use Second Step along with other social emotional curriculum and PBL units to address the needs of the entire child.


We look forward to a year of collaboration with all our families, as we ensure the educational, social-emotional and leadership skills of our children.



Laurie Narro

Dr. Narro, looking toward the future with a Roadrunner.
Photographed by Alanna Narro
(SPHS graduate, 2010)

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