What a beautiful day that the Lord has given us! I wanted to again this week update you on some of our strategic initiatives at Metrolina that I shared with parents at last week's coffee. To begin with, one of our strategic initiatives is to continue to strengthen communications with our families. In keeping with that, next week we will launch our new website which will be fully linked with ParentsWEb. This new website will provide you with accurate and detailed information that you need on a daily basis.
Also, we will continue our annual parent survey this coming spring in which we give you the opportunity to provide us feedback on our program. Your feedback and comments in the past have been instrumental in developing our program.
Another area that is part of our strategic plan is that of a continual focused approach and commitment to the professional development of our faculty. It is our desire on an annual basis to improve instructional strategies and methods. As I mentioned last week, part of that focus right now is on technology and training our staff to better integrate technology into the classroom. We are also planning for a one to one implementation of technology in high school very soon.
The other area that I will share with you today from the strategic plan is to give you an update on facility planning and the athletic complex. Our church and school leadership has begun planning and meeting with an architect in regards to developing high school space in the not too distant future. It is our desire to look at building additional space for our high school. Presently, we are continuing in the short run to remodel and create additional rooms for growth as we did on the third floor this past summer.
In regards to the athletic complex, the softball field is complete and will be ready for play in February. We are also praying and planning about space needs for tennis, wrestling, athletic storage and workout space, and seating for all fields at the complex.
As well, we broke ground on the baseball field this week. The development of the baseball field is very expensive and I am asking you to pray and give if you feel led so that we will have the funds necessary to continue work on this field to completion. It is my hope that we will raise the necessary funds during this Cornerstone Kick-off to finish off this portion of the athletic complex.
There are other areas from our strategic plan that I will update you on in the coming weeks. My heart is that you will know that we stand committed as a school to constantly trying to improve everything that we do so that we might honor God in all that we do. In addition, we love your children and we want to be able to provide them with the best program possible.
Finally, the most important happening of the week occurred in Upper School Chapel where ten students accepted Christ as Lord and Savior. To God be the glory for all that He is doing at MCA!