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Letters From Principal Stimpson

Letters from Principal Stimpson

  • 2017 Summer Update from Principal Stimpson

    Greetings, New and Returning Brandon Families and Community! I hope this update finds you enjoying a relaxing and fun-filled summer. While I am squeezing in some time for that as well, I also remain hard at work preparing for an exciting 2017-2018 school year. Now that it has quieted down a bit at the school, I wanted to take a moment to recap some of our accomplishments from this school year and share some of what’s in store for the coming year. Read more

  • Principal’s Spring Update

    Greetings, Brandon Families and Community!

    We are in Georgia Milestones testing season at the Main Campus which is a sure sign that we are on the tail end of this school year! As you know April and May are extremely busy and exciting months in the life of the school, so I wanted to post one more letter to update you on things you may be wondering about in regards to closing out this school year and opening up the next. With this in mind, here are things to know as we finish up school year 2016-2017: Read more

  • Principal’s Winter Update

    Greetings, Brandon Families and Community!

    Now that we are in full swing in this second semester, it is time to update you on the latest hot topics! This is the time of the year in school where we are really focused on making sure we are effectively teaching all grade level standards and skills and that we will have it all covered by the end of the year, and for tested grades, before they take the Georgia Milestones. At the same time, this is the time of year when we begin thinking hard about the next school year! With both of these things in mind, here are things to know as we progress through this semester: Read more

  • Brandon’s 2016 CCRPI Score

    Dear Morris Brandon Parents and Caregivers,

    The Georgia Department of Education today released the latest College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) results for our school as well for all of Atlanta Public Schools. CCRPI is the statewide education accountability system that measures schools and districts on a 100-point scale based on a combination of performance on the state’s Georgia Milestones assessments, progress and achievement gap. It helps parents and the public understand how schools are performing compared to others in the district and state.

    According to the state report, our school scored a 97.

    For previous CCRPI reports, we scored 93.5 in 2015 and 92 in 2014. Read more

  • Important Principal Update

    I want to update you this week on some information that I shared with our GO Team at our monthly meeting last Thursday night. As our GO Team works to approve our school’s strategic plan, one of the items we must address is the way in which we offer Gifted services to our identified gifted students. Since our current delivery model conflicts with our IB Signature Program in the North Atlanta cluster, each of the six elementary schools in our cluster must address this exact issue. Many families have heard about this upcoming change to our Gifted delivery model from friends at other local elementary schools as each school is currently sharing this information through their GO Teams and communications channels.
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  • First Quarter Updates 2016

    Greetings, Brandon Families and Community!

    Now that we are finished with this first quarter of the school year and everyone is fully settled into their routines, it is time to update you on all things Brandon!

    In my last letter, shared over the summer, I shared with you many of the new and exciting things we had in store for this school year. I want to remind you of those and draw them to your attention as I hope you have seen the implementation of each one. Read more

  • Summer Update from Principal Stimpson!

    Greetings, New and Returning Brandon Families and Community!

    I hope this update finds you enjoying a relaxing and fun-filled summer. While I am squeezing in some time for that as well, I also remain hard at work preparing for an exciting 2016-2017 school year. Now that it has quieted down a bit at the school, I wanted to take a moment to recap some of our accomplishments from this school year and share some new things in store for the coming year.

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  • Welcome Back to 2nd Semester!

    Greetings, Brandon Families!

    Happy New Year and welcome back to the 2nd semester of the 2015-2016 school year! With this letter, I’d like to recap some of our work from first semester and provide you with a look ahead at the rest of the year.

    The month of January marks a time in the academic year when we use benchmark assessments to measure student learning progress to date. Students will take STAR Assessments in Reading and Math as well as the Computer Adaptive Assessment in Reading and Math this month. You will receive reports from you teachers, as you did in August, with your child’s progress. This data helps our teachers to tailor and adjust their instruction accordingly. Read more

  • 2nd Quarter Update

    Greetings, Brandon Families!

    Now that we are in to the 2nd quarter of the school year, let me take a moment to update everyone on some important happenings around school as well as our focus areas.

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  • Moving Intentionally Ahead

    It seems like just days ago that I was welcoming everyone back from the short summer vacation! Now that we have the first month under our belts, I would like to take a moment to update you on where we are on our quest to be “Intentionally Exemplary”. For those of you who have heard me speak over the past year, you know that I am committed to making sure Brandon is the #1 elementary school! Read more

  • Updates and Parent Portal Instructions

    As we quickly approach the first day of the 2015-2016 school year on August 5, I want to provide you with the latest updates from both Brandon campuses as well as some information that I hope will prove helpful as you prepare to send your children back to school! Read more

  • From Tiffany Momon, New Program Adminstrator

    Greetings Brandon Primary Center Families,

    I am extremely honored and excited to introduce myself as the “New Program Administrator” at Morris Brandon Elementary School. As you already know, Morris Brandon Elementary School is a premier institution of learning for students in the city of Atlanta. There has always been a standard of excellence associated with Morris Brandon Elementary School and I look forward to working with you to carry on the traditions of the school at the Primary Center. Read more

  • Recap and Glimpse Ahead

    Greetings Brandon Families, Community Members, and Supporters,

    I hope this letter finds you well into the relaxed pace of the summer. Now that we have successfully sent our students on their way to enjoy their summertime and our faculty and staff are enjoying their well-deserved time away with their families and friends, I have caught my breath to be able to provide you a recap of the school year and glimpse into the year ahead for our Brandon Bees. Read more

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