Greetings Moton Family!
It is with great pleasure, that I welcome you to Robert Russa Moton Charter School as we being the second year of our school’s transformation. My name is Tarynesa “Terri” Williams and I am delighted to serve as Principal in our wonderful school under the Advocates for Innovative Schools, Inc. Board of Directors, Moton’s charter school board. The 2019 – 2020 school session will be an historic time for Moton’s revival.
During this exciting time, you are invited to join us for the many new and innovative things we are extending for our young scholars. Our mission is, “To create a learning environment that fosters kindness, curiosity, and encourages our students to be lifelong learners.” We are committed to providing an opportunity for all children to achieve academic success through effective instruction in a safe, supportive, learning environment.
I am committed to doing my best for each child who can walk, run, or roll through the doors of Moton Charter School. I consider all of them “my” children, as well. Once again, we thank you, parents, for sending us your “best” children.
The school’s motto, “Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding are the Keys to Success,” says it all. Our goal will be to ensure that each student at Moton has a guarantee to grow in his or her academic abilities and to establish a chance for success in high school, college, careers, and life. Last year, Moton’s students scored one of the highest levels of growth in New Orleans according to our state test results. This year will be even better. Moton is on the move!
Our Tier I curriculum provides focused instruction with high state-sanctioned standards. The children will build upon their knowledge through scheduled formative testing and individualized programs. Students who attend our school will learn using state of the arts curriculum delivered by well-trained teachers in a high-tech environment.
The scholars will be safe, cared for, and taught by some of the finest teachers in New Orleans. Our educators utilize research-based best practices and analyze academic data to diagnose current skill levels before setting goals for achievement. Moton’s teachers participate in more than 100 hours of professional development training each year. This training includes technology training, instructional coaching, lesson planning, classroom readiness, and orientation.
We have implemented a fully functioning Middle School program. In addition to an age appropriate academic plan for seventh and eighth graders, we offer athletics, dance, computer, vocal music and instrumental music classes for all interested scholars. We actively search for students who have special needs and unique talents to be nurtured. Numerous extracurricular activities are also available.
We have strong support services including a Nurse, full-time Social Worker, Counselor, Parent Liaison, Special Education teachers, Interventionists and Instructional Coaches. Twenty-two new members have joined our extraordinary veteran teachers this year. Our community resources provide activities such as swimming lessons and STEM programs for selected students.
You are encouraged use the school website, www.motoncharter.org to learn about the school’s activities. Newsletters, a calendar of events, and updates can be found on the web site. Details about the new curriculum, teacher email addresses, and the school’s history can be your portal of information on “all things Moton” in one place. Join our Facebook page at Robert Russa Moton Charter School for photos of the latest events and announcements. Look for the weekly Owl’s Nest with news you can use that is sent home every Wednesday.
Parents, community members and volunteers are invited to join us as we continue the journey for a new Moton School success story. Join our Parent-Teacher Association and visit the school often. Check out your child’s classroom to see when we expect them to enter college. We will be on a dynamic journey to make Moton one of the best schools in the city.
It is my privilege to serve as Principal in a place where parents, teachers and students care for each other and support academic growth. I am on a mission to make Moton a place where children can learn, live and love. We plan to make a deep and genuine difference in the lives of our students. We believe it is through them that we can touch the future of our society. We believe it and we will achieve it.
2019 – 2020 is going to be a great year. Moton students are Motivated, Outstanding, Talented, Organized and No nonsense learners.
Keeping children first,
Tarynesa “Terri” Williams, Principal
Homework Assistance Services
Link to online website address for homework services is http://www.homeworkla.org/
Source: L.A. R.S. 17:182.1, 17:3996(B)(39)
There is a $25 after care fee at Robert Russa Moton Charter School.