Principal Welcome Letter

School Mascot: Eagle
School Colors: Purple and White

Welcome to Bradley International!

We are very excited about the 2017-2018 school year! As we look ahead to the coming year, our teachers and staff are working hard to ensure a successful and fun-filled year lies ahead for your students.

This year we will once again use the Ready curriculum for math, reading and writing. We were impressed with this curriculum last year and pleased at the level of rigor it provided. In addition to the Ready curricula, our teachers will continue to supplement Literacy with Sadlier, Accelerated Reader, Writing Alive and Benchmark. We also use Sadlier and Bridges to supplement for math.

We are proud to say that our CMAS scores increased in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Math again in 2016-2017. We continue to outpace the district in 5th grade Science. We will work to refine our IB units of inquiry as we follow the state standards for social studies and science. Our state testing (CMAS and PARCC) will change this year. We will keep you posted as we learn about these new changes. Additionally, our students will be happy to hear that we will continue Science Buddies in 2017-2018.

Providing our students with developmental activities to enhance student learning remains a priority at Bradley. We are happy to announce that teacher led enrichment opportunities will be offered before, during and after school as well as some other outside programs. Bradley school information will continue to be communicated through web-based applications such as: Messenger voicemails, School Deets, Accelerated Reader, Signup Genius and the Bradley website. Please let our office staff know if you are not receiving school-based emails as this is our primary method of communication. Student information will also be sent home in paper format in the Bradley Friday folders as another form of communication.

Our veteran staff as well as our new staff members work tirelessly, and I am so proud of them. We are determined to be the best IB school, and our commitment to your children’s success is unwavering. Starting this year, Bradley will incorporate Denver more teacher planning time (including our six FIRST FRIDAY/EARLY-RELEASE days) to enrich our IB units of inquiry.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (720) 424-9468.

Sincerely,

Stephen Wera, Principal