Welcome Oak Ridge Families,
As principal of Oak Ridge Elementary School of Leadership, Environmental and Health Sciences, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2017-18 school year. At Oak Ridge we believe that it is our job to empower all students to achieve and to inspire life-long learning through high expectations, collaboration and respect.
We are very excited to begin our second year as a Magnet School. Our first year was spent getting to know the leadership strand of our magnet themes. Our students and staff learned together about the principles of leadership through the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Students began to take on formal classroom and school leadership roles that gave them opportunities to demonstrate their leadership skills.
This year we will add an emphasis on Environmental Science. Students will spend time outdoors as we design learning experiences that foster creativity, inquiry, and a deepened understanding of the impact we as humans have on our environment. We will start the planning and creation of our school gardens and outdoor learning space. In order to make our work successful, we need to partner with parents and community members that have knowledge, interest, or just a willingness to lend a hand. Please keep our work in mind and watch for opportunities to lend a hand.
We hope that you find our website helpful and informative. The information we send out via email and Friday Folders can also be found on our school website under the “Newsletter” icon on the Parent Resource page under the Resources tab. We encourage you to visit the classroom pages of or website to connect with what your child is learning on a regular basis. Please take some time to explore our website and all of the valuable information we share with you.
There is a direct link to our Facebook and Twitter accounts on our school webpage. Facebook is used as the most frequent means of communicating school happenings due to its ease and mobility. Please “like” us to stay connected.
My belief in the ability of every child and the great work done each day to support children at our school are what drives my work as your principal. I consider myself truly fortunate to be a part of shaping tomorrow’s leaders. I look forward to a great year at Oak Ridge!
Learn. Live. Lead.
Oak Ridge Elementary School of Leadership, Environmental and Health Sciences, 4350 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Eagan, MN 55122, Phone: 651-683-6970