On behalf of the East Aiken School of the Arts faculty, staff, and administration, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year! I hope each of you had a magnificent summer full of laughter, fun, sunshine, and happy memories! We are so excited to start about the new school year, and we are eager to get started!
It is our pleasure to welcome back returning and new families to our school. I would like to extend a special East Aiken School of the Arts’ welcome to our new students and parents! We are delighted to have you join our East Aiken School of the Arts’ family and look forward to working with you!
At East Aiken School of the Arts, we are dedicated to our purpose to Accommodate differences, Reveal a passion for learning, Teach appreciation, and Stimulate creativity. We believe in educating the whole child and are passionate about developing students of character who understand the importance of communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. As an Arts in Basic Curriculum school, we are committed to providing all students with a high quality, arts-infused education that addresses multiple intelligences and provides all students with a positive learning environment. At East Aiken School of the Arts, we are helping all students develop the World Class Skills of the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate by providing all students with a safe, accommodating, stimulating, artistically and academically challenging child-centered learning environment. During the 2020-2021 school year, we will continue to strive for academic excellence through the arts by maintaining high expectations for teachers and students, providing rigorous, student-centered instruction, making data-driven instructional decisions, cultivating students of character, and building positive relationships with all stakeholders.
Parent involvement is a key factor in a student’s success at school. We strongly believe that parents are our partners in educating our children and preparing them to be productive, caring, and contributing citizens. Collaboration, cooperation, and communication between the home and school are crucial for a child’s success at school. We welcome parent participation and support during the school year. We encourage parents to be active members of our PTO and to take advantage of our many volunteer opportunities. We are able to achieve more when we work together in our pursuit of academic excellence through the arts.
Our theme for the 2020-2021 school year is Reading is My Ticket to Anywhere! I am confident the 2020-2021 school year will be extremely successful and full of new adventures and learning for all! We are excited to have you at East Aiken School of the Arts and look forward to a successful year!
Lisa A. Fallaw
Lisa A. Fallaw, Ed.S.