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Principal's Message

I am so thrilled that we are about to enter into another great year at SME!
It is important that we create a learning environment that is safe, loving, fun, and a place where
our students want to be. I think of it much like home. We want Sallas Mahone to be like a second
home to our students.

Picture this...A growth mindset is the belief that we can learn anything with support, hard work,
and thoughtful strategic instruction. When students believe they can get smarter, they
understand that effort makes them stronger. Therefore they put in extra time and effort, and that
leads to higher achievement. I have this mindset, and I want you to partner with me as we
journey together to promote this growth mindset in our students as well.

Get ready to ROAR with PBIS! We are implementing Positive Behavior with Interventions and
Supports (PBIS) this year. This system provides a positive focus to encourage desirable student
behaviors. We will recognize our students when they are Respectful, On-task, Accountable, and
Risk-free. We have developed and established universal expectations for behavior for all students
in all locations of the school. Appropriate, positive behavior is essential to your child’s academic

Attendance also plays an integral part in your child’s progress. Students cannot benefit from
investments in high quality instruction and more engaging, rigorous curriculum unless they are in
their classroom. Make school attendance a priority.

Artrice Haugabrook, EdD


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