A World-Class Education Right Here at Homeby Bill Jones on 07/21/14
It has been several years since I have made the annual trek to the local department stores in search of school supplies for my own children. However, from about mid-July to early August, I find myself being drawn to the “Back-To-School” aisles whenever I go shopping. I love seeing all the latest school items that are available. But mostly I enjoy seeing and hearing the excitement of young children and their parents as they eagerly pick out their supplies for the upcoming school year.
The start of a new school year offers an opportunity for a new beginning. It is a fresh start that is full of hope and excitement. It is a chance for students and teachers alike to try new ideas. It offers schools the prospect of building on things that have previously worked and tweaking those that need improving.
Corbin Intermediate School has enjoyed much success over the years. However, we are not content to rest on our past accomplishments. We are more excited than ever as we look to the future. Our hope is to provide a world class education right here at home. How will we accomplish this? We will combine the rigors of world class standards with teaching that is relevant to our students’ lives here in Corbin and within the context of our region, state, nation and world. Our curriculum will be project based to make learning more meaningful. This approach will not only be challenging, but also fun and engaging. We are planning four “Exhibit Nights,” one each nine weeks for our school community to visit and see the exciting projects our students have produced.
Our faculty completed two days of professional development working with the staff of Normal Park Museum Magnet School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, developing the projects we will offer this year. In addition, we have had several work days at our school this summer where teachers from each grade level met to fine-tune the work we began in Chattanooga.
There is an excitement surrounding our school as we begin this new school year. I see it in the eyes of our teachers and hear it in their voices as they enthusiastically prepare their classrooms. It’s almost as exciting as shopping for new school supplies.
Bill Jones, Principal
Corbin Intermediate School