SYLVIA BRASS

WELCOME TO MINNIE RUFFIN!

Sylvia Brass, PRINCIPAL

Greetings,

We in the neighborhood that is known as Minnie Ruffin Elementary School invite all of our shareholders to celebrate with us our reveal of the remake of a drama that we put on for the public a few years back. The drama is titled, SUCESS! SUCCESS! SUCCESS! AND NOTHING LESS . The setting if of course is the lovely and newly renovated campus of Minnie Ruffin Elementary. The campus sits in the middle of south Monroe. It is bordered by several housing pockets. Although termed a low school by varied social and economic measures, we assure all that we are nothing less that "high performing". You have but to accept our open inviatation to come and see for yourselves.

The above statement is documented by our 2016 test scores the reflected tremedous academic growth last year. This was crowned with the naming of our library as one of the most outstanding by the great Carmel Hill foundation for the 201516 school year. 90% of our teachers were named "Empowered Educators" as well. The things alone gave our cast the encouragement and determination that we needed to embark on the aforementiThoned drama.

Cast members are being guided, directed, and encouraged by a most enthusiastic, hard working administrative team, aka, "The A Team". The cast is made up of classroom and ancillary teachers that are some of the most talented Minnie Ruffin returnees and some teachers new to our MRE family.We have found them to be remarkably talented as well. Of course the drama would be without purpose without another set of cast members, our beloved students. We herald these students as jewels that are being polished

We also are shored up by a great supporting cast. Our very knowlegeable and multi-talented paraprofessional staff make sure that both the students and the teaching staff get the invaluable all-around assistance that they require. Our cafeteria staff makes sure that we adhere to those nutritional guidelines that keep us able to perform optimally in our academic realm. We have a custodial crew that has grown to be one of the best in the land who keep our physical environment clean and beautiful.

We tout another group of cast members who truly enrich our daily endeavors at this school. They are our shareholders. Our parents, our volunteers, our community leaders, our community churches and businesses that continually sow into the "fabric of our lives" make up this group.

QUINTESSENTIAL IS OUR EXCITEMENT AND OUR COMMITTEMENT TO SUCCESS EVERYDAY, IN EVERY WAY! As the year unfolds, please join us in viewing our 2016-17school year of "SUCCESS!SUCCESS! SUCCESS! AND NOTHING LESS!