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Jill Hoppe, Principal of Canyon RidgeA Message from the Principal

Dear Cougar Families, 

I would like to begin May’s principal's message with a sincere thank you to the Canyon Ridge community for your support throughout this school year. Canyon Ridge is extraordinary because the staff, families, and community have a shared efficacy to do what is best for students. We have a duty to educate our students, and we are proud of the work accomplished to support students. We will end this last month of the school year with a focus on standards based instruction to ensure students have mastered their grade level priority standards and prepare them for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Students have developed strong leadership skills throughout the year. During the second semester, we focused on Habits 5-8 and teachers will continue to review the Habits the remaining weeks of school. Please take time to review the Habits and keep them alive during the summer months. 

Habit 5:  Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood: We listen to other people’s ideas and feelings and try to see things from their viewpoints.  Listening to others without interrupting is an important part of this habit. 

Habit 6: Synergize: We value other people’s strengths and learn from them.  Getting along well with others, even people who are different from us encourages us to grow stronger.  

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw: We take care of our bodies by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. This habit encourages us to spend time with family and friends. 

Habit 8: Find Your Voice: The eighth habit leader has the mindset and the skill set to constantly look for the potential in people. When we surround ourselves with greatness we all learn, grow and are better today than yesterday.   

We will run one session of summer learning, so for many of you we will see you back to school on Monday, May 23, 2022. For those of you taking the summer off, we wish you a summer doing the things you enjoy most. We are already planning for the 2022-2023 school year - it will be exciting as we are reapplying for our A+ School of Excellence recognition. It is our commitment to the Canyon Ridge School family to focus on continually improving so that students receive the best possible education. 

As always, thank you all so much for your support and focus on providing an extraordinary learning experience for all learners, YES! 

Jill Hoppe,