Principal’s Message

Mrs. Rafat's Virtual Office

August, 2020

Dear Walsh Families,

    Every August there is a sense of excitement for teachers, students and families.  The anticipation of meeting a new teacher, seeing friendly faces and getting back into the school routine is welcomed.  While this year will most definitely look different we are still excited to welcome our students and families.  All of MHUSD will be starting the year online. 

This year we will continue to focus on school wide social emotional initiatives (PBIS), best practices in teaching and learning, the use of data to drive instruction, and provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner. By doing so, we can continue to increase student academic achievement and experiences that are rigorous, relevant, and help students build relationships while making real-world connections. This will be accomplished through the integration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). 

Our partnership with our families and community is an integral part of the success of PA Walsh STEAM Academy. We encourage you to to become involved, whether through our Home and School Club(HSC), English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) and School Site Council (SSC). Your feedback and support are essential to our continued improvement. I am excited about the partnerships we will build this school year.  Go Wolves!

Shannon Rafat
Principal