Strong John Thomson

Elementary School

Welcome to the 2016/2017 school year!


As another year of "growing inquiring minds" has ended, we prepare to LEAP ahead into the next. With a heart full of anticipation, I await the arrival of over 300 students in just a few short weeks. I anticipate their energy, their excitement, their eagerness to rejoin their friends, and take on new learning and new challenges. I, too, am reminded of the urgency upon us to build a school and classrooms that are welcoming and supportive so that growth through inquiry thrives. The 20th Century Irish Poet W.B. Yeats said "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." As we teach math, science, reading, writing and more, we seek to build students who are REFLECTIVE, THINKERS, PROBLEM SOLVERS, RISK TAKERS. We look forward to watching their lights shine bright this year!​