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Mr.  Tim  Joines
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Principal's Corner

Welcome to Blue Creek Elementary!


Dear Parents, Students and Families of Blue Creek Elementary,

Welcome to Blue Creek Elementary and the 2017-2018 school year! Blue Creek is an amazing school with a rich history and I am very proud and honored to serve as its principal. We have a very dedicated and caring staff with a common goal of ensuring that your children are safe, healthy, happy and successful in school and life.

Students at Blue Creek receive instruction based on the North Carolina Standard Course of Study which encompasses the Common Core State Standards as well as the North Carolina Essential Standards. In addition to the core academic subjects, students engage in art, music, PE and computer enrichment classes as well as guidance lessons that focus on character education. Students are challenged, encouraged, supported and celebrated every day.

AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) strategies are implemented in all grades with an emphasis in third through fifth grades. Last school year, Blue Creek students began implementing Code to the Future as part of their daily routine. Through Code to the Future, students receive in-depth instruction in computer science concepts such as coding. Additional information about Code to the Future can be found at: This school year, Blue Creek will begin the implementation of The Leader in Me process. The Leader in Me is based on Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. Students will learn about the 7 Habits and how they can become leaders in their classrooms, at home and in their community. Additional information about The Leader in Me can be found at:

I believe that strong relationships build strong classrooms and schools. I am eager to get to know and work with you and your children. Our children are the most precious resource we have. Everyone at Blue Creek is deeply invested in our students and community. Everything that we do is with the best interests of our children in mind.

I am always available if you have questions, concerns or just need to talk through a situation. Working as a team is the best way to solve problems and to move a school forward. I am confident that the 2017-2018 school year will be a fantastic year for all of us.

Educationally yours,

Tim Joines