Parents will be happy to learn that Raymond Elementary School will not be posting a school materials list for the 2015/16 school year. Instead, the items that parents are normally requested to purchase will be provided by the school. "We recognize that September can be an expensive month for families; if the school buys these items in bulk, families will be able to spend their money on other needs," said Principal Chris Cady. Mr. Cady also noted that while the school will supply pencils, paper, glue sticks, etc., parents are still asked to purchase personal items such as backpacks and gym shoes.
Raymond Elementary School has been honored by the State Board of Education and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for being a "top performing school" in math, as evidenced by increasing math scores on the state tests over the past three years. The school received both a trophy and a large banner trumpeting their achievement.
Chris Cady, Principal of RES, when accepting the award on behalf of his staff stated "I am so proud of our entire staff and their accomplishments. We have done many great things for the kids, and this was another notch on the belt. This staff has worked together to make this a great place for kids to learn. I appreciate all they do. This is a great thing to share with the kids; we have many kids that have overcome tough situations and still show up to school and try their best. Kudos to all!"
The Raymond School District Board of Directors, upon recommendation of the Elementary Principal Search Team, has hired Mr. Christopher Cady as the new principal of Raymond Elementary School, effective 1 July, 2014. Mr. Cady will replace Ms. Jesica Bryant, who is moving to Wenatchee. Ms. Bryant has served for six years in the position, working hard to implement new math and reading curriculum, several reading interventions, standards-based learning and other innovative programs.
Mr. Cady, a long-time resident of the Twin Harbors area, began his teaching career in 2006 as a middle school teacher in Aberdeen. The next year he was hired at Cosmopolis School District, where he has worked as a teacher, technology specialist and school improvement coordinator.
Administration, staff and community members interviewed Mr. Cady, along with three other applicants, on Wednesday, 26 March. The committee enjoyed the opportunity to interview such a broad range of candidates, and felt that Mr. Cady was the best fit with Raymond Elementary. His commitment to student learning, his desire to work with the team at Raymond Elementary and his expertise in technology and school improvement were all highlighted in the recommendation to the Board.
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