• Mr. Bratcher




    “When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.”

                                                                                            -Dalai Lama


    August 25, 2017


    Dear Rochambeau Parents/Guardians,

    Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!  I hope the summer season was an enjoyable one, filled with lots of happiness and good times.  I spent a lot of time this summer reflecting on the past four years and I am just as excited about being the Director of Rochambeau as I was when I first started.  In my first letter to parents in 2013, I indicated that one of my goals was to “create an environment where students are valued and achievement is paramount, not an option.”  Well, we’ve done a great job creating a school culture that fosters creativity, builds self-esteem, strengthens academic skills, and develops strong, moral character.      

    This year at Rochambeau, we are pleased to announce that we will be piloting the district’s 1-1 technology initiative.  Each student at Rochambeau will receive a district IPAD for use in school and at home.  As you know, technology is an integral part of our lives.  With the use of this technology, students will have at their fingertips the ability to access internet resources within seconds, become responsible for their learning, collaborate with peers, and so much more.  This instructional tool will be used to engage students in the learning process as students strengthen their information, media, and technology skills.  All essential skills for success in the 21st Century workforce. 

    In preparation for this school year, I want you to know that “I resolve to make tomorrow better.” This was a quote that resonated with me from the book Grit.  This will be a central theme throughout our school community.  All that we do as a faculty and staff, will be in an effort to improve your child’s future.  At Rochambeau, we take pride in nurturing their dreams in a family-centered environment that fosters academic achievement and good morals. 

    Great things are happening at Rochambeau and with your continued support, I know this will be another fine year!

    Rochambeau ROCKS,

    Paul Bratcher