Foothills Newsletter September 2017

Foothills Newsletter September 2017
Posted on 09/13/2017
This is the image for the news article titled Foothills Newsletter September 2017When I started to write this email Irma was only a promise-to-come. Well, Irma came and visited most of Florida and Georgia and made her presence known. I hope this email and newsletter finds all of you with electricity and safely in your homes. Foothills partner school districts had to cancel school one, two, and in some cases three days or more.

Please enjoy the September 2017 issue of Foothills Review. You will meet Tatianna Riden from Madison Foothills. Tatianna is one of our success stories. Madison Foothills staff rallied around this student to help her see that achieving a high school diploma was indeed a possibility and in fact a reality.

We are all excited about this fall. Foothills enrollment has jumped to over 1700 students. We welcome Phillips Foothills (our third corrections site) and Walton Foothills located in Monroe, Georgia. The Coastal Plains (Candler, Glynn, Long, Lowdnes, Vidallia, enrollment has reached almost 800 students. This means there are at least 2500 students who have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and change their potential for a successful and productive future. We enjoy being a part of this Georgia future.

We are also proud to share the leadership of this replication and expansion effort. Under the leadership of Coastal Plains superintendent Ricky Rentz, six sites have enjoyed a successful opening. (The Lowdnes Coastal Plains opening is delayed, thank you Irma, but they had record attendance at their open house.) Foothills staff members have traveled to all six sites to deliver professional development and share expertise. Many people have a hand in making Coastal Plains Education Charter High School a success.

Thank you for supporting our efforts. We are doing good work to serve many.