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A Tremendous School Year for Sligo

Hello everyone!

Sligo enjoyed a tremendous 2015-16, thanks to the dedicated work of the administration, parents, and the faculty. We wanted to highlight a few successes and look to the school year ahead.

  • The PTSA funded Sligo’s new Shakespeare program, Shakespeare Alive. Student response was overwhelmingly positive across all groups, including ESOL students.
  • The PTSA is funding the Reflex Math program for 2016-17, which will help kids across the school to build their computational skills.
  • S’TEAM Sligo is in its second year of a Trawick Team-Up STEM Grant, giving kids a chance to experience a varied program that combines STEM and the arts.
  • Sligo worked with mentors from the State’s Attorney’s Office via its truancy program and in 2016-17 will bring its anti-bullying program (with a focus on cyber-bullying) to the school.
  • With the help of MCPS, Sligo gained additional translation services for school-home communication.
  • Sligo’s orchestra and band continue to leave all others in the dust.
  • Sligo continued and expanded its Morning Breakfast Program – ensuring that all children have the energy to learn.

Sligo’s infrastructure is being boosted too:

  • For 2016-17,the school is to gain over 400 new Chromebooks and five brand-new Promethean boards, plus additional help for teachers with integrating technology in the classroom.
  • Sligo is now one of the few National Green Ribbon Schools, recognized for our commitment to preserving natural resources for our children’s future.
  • This summer, we will see the installation of new energy-saving LED lights in gym and the gym floor is to be refinished.
  • Solar panels were installed last fall, decreasing our carbon footprint.

Much has happened this year, and much is to come – thank you to all for all that you do!

Chris Rutledge
Incoming Sligo PTSA President


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