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Principal's Message

Ms. Jones

Welcome to Burris Elementary! Our motto is Growing Life Champions. We are dedicated to ensure your student champions reading, writing, math, science and social studies, but also life skills such as communication, collaboration, and being their best selves.

We are excited for the 2018-2019 school year. Our goals this year include:

  • Teachers will create a vision for writing in grades 3, 4, 5 and define what writing students should be able to produce at the end of each grade
  • Burris Elementary will increase our overall math performance on standardized testing by 5%
  • Teachers will become proficient in using Chromebooks for student creation and collaboration
  • Teachers will use diagnostic data from iReady Math and Reading to remediate and enrich students

Students learn best when a growth mindset toward academics are an expectation at school and at home. This means that challenges in academics are viewed as an opportunity to learn and grow, while the easy material is viewed as practice. If it doesn't challenge us, it won't change us.

We encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns so we can work together to help your student. Our mission is to create a welcoming and safe environment for our students, families, staff, and community. Together we collaborate to grow successful citizens and academic risk-takers who challenge themselves to become lifelong learners.

Again, please do not hesitate to call me at 812-849-2509 or e-mail me at jonesjl@mitchell.k12.in.us.


Ms. Jessica L. Jones, Burris Elementary School Principal

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