Superintendent message

Dear Ceramics,

As our first quarter ends, I want to extend my sincere gratitude for your continued cooperation and support as we remain in very challenging circumstances. We continue practicing health and safety precautions in our buildings to provide staff and students safe and clean learning areas. In my class visitations and observations, it is clear that we continue to provide a high quality educational experience for all students in our district. Some of these activities and events are highlighted in this newsletter. As our second quarter gets underway, we have now established our expectations and routines for the rest of the year.

Over the summer we began a few projects that will continue to take place throughout the school year.  One of these includes the replacement of all of our heat pumps with the addition of air ionization capabilities.  This will provide improved ventilation and air quality in all of our district buildings. Due to the location of these pumps, and to ensure everyone’s safety, some of this work has to take place after school hours and during times when students are not in session.  Something else we are very excited about is the installation of our new playgrounds. Although this is taking a little longer to complete than anticipated, we could not be more delighted to provide high quality, safety improved structures for our students to enjoy. With our new digital sign, we now have the capability to keep you better informed of upcoming district events.

As I begin my sixth year in the district and second as superintendent, I continue to be impressed by the amount of community pride that is displayed.  I am grateful that we were able to host our open house in August and the homecoming parade last month on campus for everyone to attend. I encourage you to participate in one of our many other upcoming events that will be taking place. I look forward to continuing to work with you to provide the best education possible for our students. Go Ceramics!

Your partner in education,

Kevin Smith                                                                                                                    Superintendent