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Welcome Message from Mrs. Cross
We are beginning our fifth year as a learning community at Indian Trails Elementary. We opened the doors of Indian Trails in August 2008, bringing together families from the existing four elementary schools. The beginning of the school year brings some exciting new things for the Classes of 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025.
We are embracing the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey after our book study last fall, The Leader in Me. We have always valued student voice and leadership in our school. The 7 Habits are going to be embedded into our everyday instruction and interactions; these leadership principles are going to not only serve our students and teachers while they are here at Indian Trails, but will also empower them far beyond next year. As Stephen Covey says, “These principles are universal and timeless.”
It is never too early to learn leadership skills. It is our hope that we will give our students the tools to not only build self-confidence but interact with the world around them in a proactive and purposeful way. We will not be spending a few minutes each day teaching these principles. We will be living every minute of everyday--holding one another accountable for leading self and others. We want to move students from dependence to interdependence.
We know that it is our job to ensure that our students are proficient in all academic areas; however, it is also our belief that we are preparing them for the next step in their lives. Wherever they go, whatever they do, the 7 Habits will keep them focused on the right things and interacting in the most successful way.
Our learning community is full of learners and leaders. Adults and children are learning and leading together. It’s our school. All of us have ownership of the decisions that are made here and the results that we achieve. Check in on us in the spring. We hope that you will stop in and visit what we believe to be is one of the finest learning communities around.