August 1, 2022
Dear Families of Evendale Elementary School,
I wanted to begin by introducing myself to all of you. My name is Josh Murray and I will be the new building principal here at Evendale. I am very excited to be a part of this wonderful school and community. I look forward to meeting all of you and learning more about your children. I am new to this role as a building principal, however, I'm not new to the district. I’ll be entering my 15th year as a Princeton City School employee. I’ve worked various roles in the district, including a paraprofessional, an intervention specialist, and most recently as an assistant principal. I grew up in the southwest Ohio area, and currently reside in Monroe with my wife and two children. We enjoy being out-doors, cheering on our Cincinnati sports teams, and spending time with family and friends. As the year progresses, I hope for an opportunity to catch up with each of you to gain a perspective of what kind of experience you would like your child to have at Evendale elementary.
On behalf of the staff of Evendale Elementary, I would like to welcome all of you to the 2022-2023 school year. As a staff, we are excited to provide opportunities for each of your children to learn, grow, and become empowered in their own learning process. Very soon, we will be opening our doors to welcome you to the new school year. Together, I hope to create an environment where our focus is on establishing a welcoming environment, providing educational and exciting in-school activities, improving student and family engagement, and fostering a team atmosphere that has the continued positive climate and culture while still delivering high-quality instruction that meets the needs of each of your children.
We invite and encourage our students and families to work in a collaboration that will allow each of our students to grow and learn. As a team, we plan to continue the support of a strong and challenging academic experience while enhancing engaged learning experiences. Leader in Me will be a focus for all of our staff and students throughout our building and district. This is a program that focuses on fostering student’s strengths and encourages us all to become leaders. The Leader in Me program also helps to increase student leadership, culture, and academics to positively impact students’ behavior and social-emotional leadership skills.
We look forward to our upcoming Open House/Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 9th from 4:30-5:30. This will be a great opportunity to meet your child’s teacher. Our first day of school will be on Thursday, August 11th for grades 1-5 and Monday, August 15th for our kindergarten students. Our school day is from 9:00 A.M- 4:00 P.M.
We eagerly await to work with all of your students. Enjoy the remaining days of summer and let’s make this year one of the best!!