Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2014-15 school year at Horace Mann!  We’re happy to have about 370 students in Preschool through Grade 5 this year.    As the principal, I am very interested to experience this school year with you and your children, and I can only imagine all the things we will learn and enjoy together!

As the end of August arrived, there was so  much activity at our school.  First, we welcomed in the new school year with Meet the Teacher Nights for Grades 1-5 as well as orientation for our preschoolers and their families.  Then we met with kindergarten students and their parents for screening and orientation.  Teachers were delighted to meet their new students and parents as they shared plans for the upcoming school year.  A big thank you to families who attended these events, and a warm welcome to families new to our school.   

“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.”  This quotation by Lady Bird Johnson ties nicely into the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) initiative being implemented this year at Horace Mann.  At Meet the Teacher Night and on the first days of school, you should have received some basic information about PBIS in our school.  If you would like to learn more, please attend the PTA meeting on September 9th at 7:00 pm and/or check out a popular PBIS website:

We love it when families are present at school.  Please try to join us for one or more of the events listed in the next section of this newsletter. 

Warmest regards,

Dr. Merritt F. Waters