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Jill Hoppe, Canyon Ridge Principal

A Message from the Principal
Dear Cougar Families,

I would like to begin May’s newsletter with a sincere thank you to the Canyon Ridge family for another truly incredible school year. Canyon Ridge is exceptional because the staff, families, and community members have a shared efficacy to do what is best for students. The assistance the school community has received has been greatly appreciated. We are proud of the work accomplished to support students both emotionally and academically. We will end this last month of the school year with a focus on instruction to ensure students have mastered all of their grade level priority standards and prepare them for the 2019-2020 school year.

Please help us stay safe in the parking lot by adhering to the 5 mph speed limit. Drop students off in the drop off lane, not in the front parking lot. All students should be in their classroom seats when the bell rings at 8:15 a.m. We open our doors at 7:55 a.m. to ensure everyone has time to file into school and get to class on time. Also, with the warmer weather coming, we need all students to follow dress code, please visit the Dysart website for specific dress code guidelines.

Students have developed strong leadership skills throughout the year. During the month of May we will spend each week reviewing the Habits 5-8 so that they end the year recalling what they have learned this semester and push into summer using all of the Habits.

Habit 5:  Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood: We listen to other people’s ideas and feelings and try to see things from their viewpoints.  Listening to others without interrupting is an important part of this habit. We are confident in voicing ideas but also respect the ideas of others.

Habit 6: Synergize: We value other people’s strengths and learn from them.  Getting along well with others, even people who are different than us encourages us to grow stronger.  Synergizing means we work well in groups by seeking out other people’s ideas to solve problems. By teaming with others, we can create better solutions than any one of us alone.

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw: We take care of our bodies by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. This habit encourages us to spend time with family and friends. Learning happens in many ways and a variety of places, not just at school. We take time to find meaningful ways to help others.

Habit 8: Find Your Voice: The eighth habit leader has the mindset and the skill set to constantly look for the potential in people. Finding your voice means that we are so confident in ourselves we are not worried or envious when others do great things or receive praise. When we surround ourselves with greatness we all learn, grow and are better today than yesterday.   

We will be busy until the very end of the year.  Please check the school’s website for exact dates for the following events: Cross Grade Level STEM Collaboration Day, 8th Grade Dance, NJHS Induction Ceremony, 8th Grade Farewell Ceremony, and last day of school.

As always, thank you all so much for your support and focus on excellence, YES!

Jill Hoppe,