Risk Taking!

“If you’re not a risk taker, you should get out of business.”
–Ray Kroc ( He joined McDonald’s in 1954 and built it into the most successful fast food operation in the world)


Beginning Wednesday, August 31 Barnstead Elementary School is filled with students, and they are all coming here for different reasons. Some come each day to be challenged academically, for social interaction, to participate and integrate in the arts, technology, and sports. Some come each day because the school is a safe place. These are all the services we are asked to provide for students while also meeting the challenges of an ever-changing curriculum, evaluation systems, and standardized testing correlating with academic growth of our school. Educators could never be successful in all of these areas unless they are willing to take risks. We have to get out of our comfort zone and try something new. Risk takers produce change, and risk takers aren’t afraid to fail. We committed to creating an academic environment focused on engagement and critical thinking.

In order for for this to be successful, it has to be different than it was, and you have to feel supported when you try something new, knowing it might not be perfect the first time. Teachers at BES,…students,…parents,…paraprofessionals,…staff; Take a risk and improve the education of students in your classes!