Dear Blue Academy F.A.M.I.L.Y.
My name is Adam C. Allen and I am proud to serve as the Principal at Blue Academy Elementary. I’m honored and excited to be able to work with each of you as we embark on another great school year at Blue. You may be wondering what is up with the acronym F.A.M.I.L.Y.? It stands for Forget About Me I Love You!
At Blue Academy we are a F.A.M.I.L.Y. and we believe in defining that in terms of how we serve our students everyday. At Blue our culture is centered and focused around loving, listening and helping our students learn everyday. In order to do this we know we must facilitate great relationships with our students and families in order to grow our kids socially, emotionally and academically EVERYDAY.
Throughout the school year we will talk a lot about E + R = O. This stands for Event + Response = Outcome as a part of our district’s culture guide. EVENTS you cannot control, but how you RESPOND is up to you! Ultimately, this will determine your OUTCOME. For kids, I like to say…..You control your weather!
In order for us to help our students become resilient scholars our parent participation inside and outside of the classroom will be critical. Volunteers are always welcome around our building, so please consider joining our PTO and be active with the Blue Academy and Decatur Township.
The DELC Blue Academy serves 700+ students in grades 1-6. We have 35+ Certified Staff that work with our students every day. The staff at Blue are passionate about student success as they grow into Leaders of our Decatur Township Community. Staff implement the following curricula into the daily activities: Pearson Math, HMH Literacy Framework, and Smekens Writing Strategies.
New for the 2020-2021 school year is the implementation of STEAM Class, which stands for Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math. Students at Blue also participate in Music, Intro to Band, Physical Education, and Media Classes.
Blue Academy implements Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports into our program. Students and Staff at Blue know this as our HAWKS Act Expectations and doing things “The Hawk Way”
Students and Staff participate in Morning Meetings daily and follow the 2nd STEP Curriculum.
Each week you will receive a School Newsletter, Blue Review, from me that has important information about our building, as well as, Decatur Township. This information will come via email and our School Messenger System. To receive these emails, please make sure your email is updated within Skyward. I will also post information on Parent Square, Facebook and Twitter.
Thank you for your support and being a member of the Blue Academy F.A.M.I.L.Y.
Together We ARE Decatur Proud!
Yours in education,
Adam C. Allen
Principal, DELC: Blue Academy