As we enter the 2018-2019 school year, we at Meriwether Lewis will be keeping this subtle but powerful difference in the forefront of all that we do. Albemarle County Public Schools have provided us a powerful vision and mission:
Vision - All learners believe in their power to embrace learning, to excel, and to own their future.
Mission -The core purpose of Albemarle County Public Schools is to establish a community of learners and learning, through relationships, relevance and rigor, one student at a time.
When our children enter our doors this year, we will be working to make these a reality by lifting every child's voice. We want to hear children self-reflect on their work. We want them to generate the compelling questions that drive their projects. We want want them to advocate for change in a responsible manner. We want them to be so sound in their fundamental skills that they have the confidence to have an academic conversation with anyone in the room.
Brace yourself - you may be putting an elementary school student on the bus in the morning, but a scientist or musician or social activist may very well be walking off in the afternoon! As the year unfolds, we will be sharing examples on this site of how we are lifting children's voices in every subject area. Thank you as always for your support. Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year and welcome to Meriwether Lewis!