Every year, it seems like the first quarter of the school year flies by. Of course, this year was no different. Now that the second quarter of the year has begun, we have already set the tone for the school year and established our expectations and routines. I always enjoy visiting our classrooms to see our students and teachers highly engaged in educational activities. 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 new offerings at the middle school, and many others.
Over the summer, we replaced the liquid cooling system at the K-8 to make sure the building stays cool during the hottest months. Additionally, this year we have started to roll out our one to one device initiative at the high school. Every high school student picks up his or her assigned IPAD at the beginning of the day and returns it at the conclusion of the school day. Our students and teachers are excited about the additional educational opportunities these devices provide to our teaching and learning. We are working to expand this program to other grades in the future as well. Also, I would be remiss if I did not congratulate our Varsity Boys Golf team on their outstanding season and Sectional Championship.
One more item I wanted to make you aware of is the new School Messenger phone number to deliver school and districts information as well as school closing 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 fourth 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 sport 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