Dear Cotton Indian Community,                                                                    August 8, 2016


    Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! It has been a fantastic start to a brand new school year.

    Our staff has worked effortlessly to ensure that our first week of school was comprised of building relationships with our students and enforcing the procedures for a safe and orderly learning environment. It is our promise to create a culture where all students reach their fullest potential, becoming college and career ready.

    As parents, you play a critical role in your child’s education. We invite you to become involved in your child’s education by volunteering at our school, and participating in events and workshops that will occur throughout the school year. Our staff is committed to keeping an open line of communication with all of our CIE stakeholders. Our Parent Involvement Liaison, Mrs. Cheryl Settle, is available at your convenience to ensure that you stay well informed and have all necessary materials to support our vision of Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time.

    As we enter year two of becoming the first Leader in Me school in Henry County, we will continue to model and teach 7 Habits of Highly Effective people: Being Proactive; Beginning with the End in Mind; Putting First Things First; Thinking Win/Win; Seeking First to Understand, Then to Be Understood; Synergizing; and Sharpening the Saw. We believe that in addition to possessing the traits of knowledge, individuals who are truly thriving in today’s reality are those who are also good listeners and team builders.  We will draw upon the talents of the whole school- all staff members and all students- and optimize the support of our parents and community.

    We look forward to our partnership in order to foster the critical character traits students need to reach their potential and achieve their dreams. As a school community, it takes all of us working together to transform our school.

     As your school leader, it is my promise, To Captivate passion, persistence and promise in all that I set out to do!



    Lisa Travis