The year 2020 is approaching and the vision for Meyer Prep’s future is crystal clear. At Meyer Prep, memorable moments happen and memories are made each and every day, students tackle rigorous curriculum with grit and determination, educators passionately teach students, supporting them every step of the way. This is Meyer Prep.
As Meyer Prep’s principal, I wear many hats. As you know, my favorite one is walking in and out of the classrooms seeing smiling students and hearing about the highlights of their day. This year, I happily join our student council at Vaad Squad and Knesset leadership luncheons. Witnessing our students’ question local leaders, has elevated the level of pride I feel for our student leaders. Sharing special moments with the eighth graders planning for their upcoming trip to Israel is a joy and a privilege. Meeting with educators who constantly raise the bar with innovative curriculum based on cutting edge research so that they can meet and exceed the needs of each student in their classrooms inspire and motivate me. This is Meyer Prep.
Daily life on Meyer Prep’s campus is now buzzing with clubs that were formed last year. Meyer Prep’s National Junior Honor Society is a recognized community contributor reaching out to those in need in Palm Beach County and beyond. Middle School students are soaring to new heights in our Aviation and Engineering class. Drama Club is underway with triple the number of students getting ready to shine brightly with their upcoming performance of Madagascar Jr. Our Learning Resource program is serving students in all grade levels ensuring that our students are receiving the type of academic support they need to accomplish their goals. Our students in grades K-2 are developing their minds and bodies in Mind, Body & Soul with Mr. Carlos. Under the leadership of our school guidance counselor, Dr. Stefanie Gillman, Meyer Prep students and educators are practicing a growth mindset to help them achieve and surpass their goals and aspirations. Our Eagles are dominating the classrooms, courts, and fields. This year, Meyer’s sports teams are filled with enthusiastic athletes who represent our school with pride and passion. Coaches from other schools continue to comment about the sportsmanship displayed by each team. Go Eagles! This is Meyer Prep.
The second semester at Meyer Prep will be full of learning and special activities with students having the opportunity to attend hands-on curriculum-based overnight field trips to support the learning that takes place in their classroom. We can all look forward to Loved Ones' Day, Purim, Pool & Pizza Party, Spirit Week, Team Building Field Trips and Author Celebrations. First graders will celebrate their siddur ceremony, fourth graders will lead in Yom Haatzmaut festivities and fifth graders will create another exceptional edition of our school newspaper, “The Eagle Eye.” To top it off, our annual Meyer Prep K-8 Maccabiah will be kicked off by our 8th Grade captains. Our eighth graders will continue the Jewish tradition of gemilut chasadim (bestowing kindness) when they visit Holocaust survivors at an assisted living facility. This is Meyer Prep.
Towards the end of the semester, our 8th Graders will have the awesome privilege of traveling to Israel with their peers and teachers where they will be able to practice speaking Hebrew and engaging in meaningful conversations. It will be amazing for our students to witness history they have learned about in Judaic Studies and to share the memories alongside their teacher and peers. This is Meyer Prep.
My experiences as Meyer Prep’s principal have been filled with excitement and pride. I am particularly proud when our alumni come back to visit us and are eager to let me know how well prepared they are to meet the challenges of high school. Their love for Meyer Prep and their appreciation for their teachers are apparent and heartwarming. This is Meyer Prep.
As the new year approaches, I continue to cherish the time I have spent here at Meyer Prep and the relationships I have built with students, teachers, and parents. Last year I said that the best was “yet to come” for Meyer Prep. I am happy and proud to say that the time is now. The good times have become better and the future is at an all-time high for our school. I look forward to working together to continue the spirit of Meyer Prep and leading our great school into 2020.
Wishing everyone a safe and memorable holiday. See you next year.
Ms. Beth G. Spier, M.Ed.
Meyer Prep Principal