Dr. Martin Miller
I hope you were able to attend the music department’s production of “Grease” during the second weekend in March. The dedication and hard work of the sixty-four member cast was evident and the production was outstanding! A big thanks to our community for your attendance and support of our musical. Approximately, 1,316 individuals attended the three day event.
The annual Hoops for Heart day was held March 21st. Our students took advantage of this opportunity to participate in friendly competition for a good cause and raised funds ($5106) for the American Heart Association. This amount was the highest in the twelve years of the event. Thanks to all who participated and helped with the event.
We are in the fourth grading period with many activities on the horizon. Academic state assessments will take place throughout the month of April and into early May. Our spring sport athletes are in full swing with practices and the beginning of their competitive seasons. The Arts will be showcased on April 21st with the annual ARTS Festival. Prom preparations are ongoing for the April 28th event at Grants Reception Hall, which begins with walk-ins at approximately 6:30 p.m. Graduation will take place May 20th. Mark your calendars with these important dates.
Construction of dugouts, a backstop, and fencing for our softball field is finalized and ready for the start of the 2018 Softball season. Similar work with our new baseball field is in full swing with hopes of completion in mid-April. Improvements to our Track & Field Complex will get underway this spring with installation of a new Discus area at the northwest corner of the track. In addition, the old bleachers on the east side of the track will be demolished in late May and a new bleacher system installed in mid-June.
With school safety on the minds of everyone, school administration and area law enforcement have met recently to discuss and review current safety procedures and consider ways we can improve our safety plan for students and staff. As a result of our discussions, area law enforcement will increase their presence and visibility during drop off and pick up times as well as increased presence during the school day interacting with students in our hallways and lunchroom. Area law enforcement have also conducted a training exercise at our school as a means of familiarizing themselves with our school building and grounds. Discussions are ongoing with law enforcement and Board of Education regarding the possibility of a School Resource Officer in our building on a daily basis.
A reminder for the community to check out events taking place in our Media/Innovation Center by clicking on the District tab on the school website then clicking on Innovation Center. News items, pictures, and videos are available for viewing that demonstrate student excitement with hands-on makerspace learning initiatives. In addition, we are excited to announce that plans are in the works to develop a larger and more robust Innovation Center and Greenhouse in the “porch area” outside of the main hallway. More information about the plan will be shared in upcoming monthly newsletters.