It is hard to believe the first quarter of the school year has ended. As the second quarter gets underway, we have already set the tone for the school year and established our expectations and routines. By visiting our classrooms and seeing our students and teachers highly engaged in educational activities, it is clear we are offering a quality education to our students. Some of these activities and events are highlighted in this newsletter. This includes updates from each of our schools, an athletic department update, information about district upgrades, and many others.
Over the summer, we were able to replace the original bleachers and refinish the floor in our high school gymnasium. Near the end of the last school year, the Athletic Boosters partnered with the district to upgrade the sound system in the gymnasium as well. All three improvements have proven to be significant upgrades. We also refinished the stage floor and purchased a new stage curtain for the high school to replace the original curtain which was installed when the building was built. The stage looks fantastic and we are excited to host our upcoming student performances. We also have converted our high school library into a Maker Space where students have the opportunity to make, create, and explore. Our tools in this area include a bank of 3D printers, 3D pens, sewing machines, vinyl cutters, and various other tools. So far, we have been very impressed with our students’ creativity. Also, I would be remiss if I did not congratulate our Varsity Boys Golf Team on their outstanding season and District Championship and Savannah Moorehead on capturing the girl’s individual MVL Cross Country title.
One more item I wanted to remind you of is the School Messenger phone number to deliver school and district information as well as school closings and delay information. The number is 844-875-6020. You may want to save that number in your phone’s contacts so you will recognize it when we call late at night or early in the morning with a school closing or delay. One of the benefits of this number is if you miss a call, you are able to call the number back and it will replay recent messages you received from the district.
As I begin my fifth year in the district, I continue to be impressed with the amount of community pride shown by our students, staff, and community members at our school and sporting events. As usual, our Open House and Meet the Team activities were well attended by the community and I have seen many of you at one of our fall athletic events. I encourage you to attend one of our upcoming events as well. We all must work together to provide the best education possible for our students.
Your partner in education,
Matt Sheridan, Superintendent