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Mr.  Ricky  Porter
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Principal's Corner

November Update

Growing Tomorrow’s Leaders TODAY! I cannot think of a better way to start this update than with our school’s mission statement being that we have just returned from a week-long visit to our nation’s capital. I had the privilege of accompanying two charter bus loads of students and parents to Washington DC. It was an awesome trip jam packed full of sites and tours. The highlight of our visit was our trip to Arlington National Cemetery where four of our students – Danielle Gilliland, Leah Porter, Tiffany Smith, and Isabella Tanton - were selected to lay the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. What a great experience! The ceremony was live streamed but in case you missed it you can visit our school website or Facebook page to view the ceremony.

I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate a number of our students that have been selected as members of the Superintendents Student Supervisory Council. The council is split into four age groups and we are privileged to have at least two representatives within each group. Those representing Isabella are as follows:

·         High School – Anna Farris and Ben Martin

·         Middle School – Danielle Gilliland and Logan Murray

·         Intermediate School – JR Sosa and Sarah Thomas

·         Elementary School – Elle Boatwright and Jake Sosa

Congratulations to these, not future, but CURRENT leaders! I know they will do a great job representing our school.

I would also like to give a shout out to our K-6 students that were recognized at our Elementary Awards Day on November 2nd. We had 99 students recognized for the all “A” Honor Roll and 114 for the “AB” Honor Roll as well as numerous students recognized for Good Citizenship Awards and for Students of the Month. Also, a great big thanks to Mrs. Washington and the fourth grade for the outstanding musical presentation at the beginning of the program. Great Job! To view the musical presentation presented by the fourth grade, please visit our school website or school Facebook page.

I also want to give a shout out to our high school students that were inducted into the Beta Club and/or Historical Society on November 7th. We had 40 students inducted into the Jr. High Beta Club, 32 students inducted into the Sr. High Beta Club, and 24 juniors and seniors inducted into the Historical Society. Thank you to our sponsors and student leaders for such a formal and elegant program.

Finally, I would be remiss without recognizing the outstanding job that our Historical Society did with presenting this year’s annual Veteran’s Day Program. It was a very touching and uplifting celebration of our veterans and their willingness to serve. The highlight of the program was the keynote speech given by Isabella’s own Mr. John Murray. If you were not able to attend either the induction ceremony or the Veteran’s Day program please visit our school’s website or Facebook page to view.

These are but just a few of the great and wonderful things currently going on at Isabella. I am so excited about where we are and where we are headed. It truly is A GREAT DAY TO BE A MUSTANG!