Principal’s Message


  Welcome to Cottage Grove Upper Grade Center

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Dr. Sharon P. Rivers – Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians:

With this letter, I would like to share how excited and honored I am to welcome each and every one of you to the beginning of a new school year at Cottage Grove Upper Grade Center. It is an honor to serve as your principal. This school year, we will provide wonderful opportunities for the academic and social development of our students. With the involvement of our parents/guardians and community partners, success is the only option.

This past school year has reaffirmed my belief in what can be accomplished when we work together as a team. We are stronger because of our challenges and made secure because of our devotion. We are equal partners in providing our children with meaningful educational experiences. We will continue to provide a highly intensive and challenging academic program that will push us to work beyond our limits. I am confident that through our drive and determination, we will raise the bar above the achievements attained in years past. We will move beyond the tangible and work beyond our limits.

It is through your continued support and effort that we collectively embrace the belief that “upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all” (Alexander the Great). Therefore, we take to heart and are prepared to educate the NEXT GENERATION OF EXCELLENCE through teamwork – GO PANTHERS!