Pleasant Valley Elementary School

August 20, 2006

1707 Rohrersville Road
Knoxville, Md.

Principal: Cheryl Lannon

Phone: 301-766-8297

Fax: 301-432-8777

Web site: None

Start time: 7:45 a.m.

Dismissal: 2:15 p.m.

Grades: K-5

Date of construction: 1960

Age of building: 46 years


Latest renovation: 1990

Size of building: 28,550 square feet

State-rated capacity: 229

Projected 2006-07 enrollment: 250

From the principal

Q. What are the biggest challenges this year?

A. The biggest challenge faced by our staff is the same challenge faced by all schools. That challenge is to meet the needs of every child and to assure that each child is successful.

Q. What are your goals for the school year?

A. Our school goals are to strengthen parent and community support, to continue to improve instructional practices and to expand interventions/supports in order to meet the needs of each child.

Q. What will help ensure a successful school year?

A. Ongoing professional development, the implementation of best instructional practices, collaboration, communication and parent/community support will help to ensure that we achieve our goals and that students are successful.

Q. What message would you like to send as the school year begins?

A. Students are most successful when parents, teachers and students are working together toward the same goals.

Q. What special projects will occur during the school year?

A. Several grade levels will be integrating newly acquired technology into regular classroom instruction. Instrumental music will be offered for fourth- and fifth-graders who are interested. Students in grades K through 5 will be receiving foreign language instruction.

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