Dear A. R. Rucker Family,
Throughout the 2012-2013 school year, Aaron Riley Rucker Middle School focused on breaking records. We had many records broken during this school term and are proud of each and every student, faculty, and staff. Our school and many of our students received recognition for their outstanding performances in academics, sports, arts, and much more. The sustained implementation of our International Baccalaureate-Middle Years Programme and focus on literacy helped drive our instruction. More importantly, students discovered how their unique talents, when developed, become pipelines for future careers. Teachers, administrators, counselors, and all other staff members worked together to create a culture that breeds success. We concentrated on learning activities designed to address multiple learning styles and achievement or developmental levels. Although there is still plenty of room for improvement and much work remains to be done, the positive trends in achievement for our students give us greater confidence and serve as a motivating factor to stay the course in our commitment to continuous improvement. We look forward to seeing you for a great 2013-2014 school year!
Phillip N. Mickles