from:Purcell, Mr.

to:All Students

Time Nov. 29, 2012

Today I had the pleasure of meeting the mothers of two PDA scholars who confirmed my belief that PDA families are committed to education and academic excellence.  After my parent meetings today I was inspired to send this message to remind our scholars that they have an awesome opportunity to maximize their education experience at PDA.  PDA's comprehensive internet, cloud based school management system combined with its favorable student-to-teacher ratio really affords each scholar the ability to achieve academic excellence. 

As I informed the scholars taking my classes on my first day of instruction this year, my goal is to challenge each scholar to become more effective communicators.   To that end, my classroom exercises provide multiple opportunities for each scholar to provide both oral and written commentary.  I challenge each scholar to work to be as thoughtful and as thorough as possible in his/her communications.  Work to establish your principles, thoughts and beliefs.  Work to find your voice and your message.  And work to be heard and understood.

I strongly believe that when my scholars accept my challenge they will get the most out of their PDA academic experience.  Moreover, by accepting my challenge this school year they will be better equipped to take on the additional challenges that await each and every one of them in the years to come.

Cheerfully submitted,

Will Purcell



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