A Message From the Principal

Greetings James E. Stephens Families!!!!

Thank you for assisting us in starting the school year off with much success! I am excited to announce that we had over 85% of our families out for orientation!  It was a pleasure meeting our new families and welcoming back our returning.  I hope to see you ALL again real soon!  There are many opportunities to be involved in your child’s education.  Join our PTO, ask about serving on our School Advisory Council, or sign up to volunteer; we would love to have you!

Our staff and students have returned refreshed and eager to make this one of the best years ever. We have a number of new staff members that have chosen to join our team and help promote our school improvement goals as we soar to new heights.  Our school grade increased to C; we are only eight percentage points from the letter grade of a B.  With everyone’s help, we will get there!

We are happy to share that we have a new Assistant Principal, Mrs. Alathea Towles. Mrs. Towles came to us from Garner Elementary in Winter Haven where she has served as Assistant Principal for the past few years.  She will be working in collaboration with me to make our school one of the BEST schools in Polk County.

THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR PRECIOUS GIFTS WITH US! We are here to serve!

“There is only one you in this great big world, make it a better place.”

“If you have a special talent, share it with others” – Linda Krantz