"Self-esteem is not built from compliments. It is built from accomplishments of quality."
-Ron Berger

Welcome to mountaindiscovery.org!

As I began working to update my letter for the website, I was hit by a realization; the website is my director’s letter. Everything I want to say about the school is said or demonstrated in these pages because we designed and coded the site to communicate the quality and uniqueness of our school. If you want to learn about our school, a tour through these pages will tell you more than I ever could in this letter.

Visit School Overview for information on our instructional approach, special programs, links to school report cards, and more.

Use the "Classrooms" dropdown menu on each page to visit the classroom homepages. You will get a feel for each teacher’s curriculum, philosophy, projects, and more.

Visit Education Outdoors to see some concrete and wonderful examples of our instructional approach.

Read the EOG Results page to learn about our continued excellence on the state tests. This link will take you to our 2011-12 school report card. Hopefully the 2012-13 reports cards will be released soon.

Visit this page if you want to learn more about how we create and manage this site. Hold on!! Don't gloss over this seemingly mundane topic. This page is worth a look because it captures the spirit of our school in so many ways. Go ahead, click here. You can always come right back if you don't agree with me.

And finally, please read the Meet Our Staff page to learn something about the people who define our school. A school is as good as its staff, and ours is excellent.

There is one thing that is not said explicitly on these pages but the message is there between all of the lines of copy and code. We care very deeply about what we do which is to serve and challenge the whole child, emotionally, mentally, socially, and physically.

I hope you find your visit to our website both informative and inspiring and please bear in mind that our cyber-presence is a mere shadow of the real thing. We’re even better in person.

Sincerely,

 

Carter Petty

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