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Superintendent's Message


Dr. Martin Miller
Superintendent

April Newsletter 2017

I hope you were able to attend the music department’s production of “Shrek The Musical” during the second weekend in March.  The dedication and hard work of the seventy member cast was evident and the production was outstanding! A big thanks to our community for your attendance and support of our musical.  Approximately, 1200 individuals attended the three day event.

The annual Hoops for Heart day was held  March 22nd.  Our students took advantage of this opportunity to participate in friendly competition for a good cause and raised funds ($4,484) for the American Heart Association.  This amount was the second largest in the eleven 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 22nd with the annual ARTS Festival.  Prom preparations are ongoing for the April 29th event at Grants Reception Hall, which begins with walk-ins at approximately 6:30 p.m.    Graduation will take place May 21st.  Mark your calendars with these important dates.

New professional development initiatives and opportunities are in the works for our teaching staff. A majority of the initiatives will focus on the utilization of technology to strengthen our academic instruction.  Our 1st grade and Title I teachers are currently studying and planning for the integration of a summer e-book reading program for their students.  In early May, several of our middle school teachers will attend a Google conference and gather information that will lead to a strengthening of communication with students and parents with regards to assignments and educational resource availability.

Significant upgrades to our Announcement Broadcast are in the works.  In the coming days, we will move from standard definition video quality to high definition and we will begin live streaming to youtube.  Additionally, our student in (EYF) engineering class have been busy designing and constructing a new studio.

After months of discussion and preparation, construction will begin this summer on a new Press box to be connected to the new bleacher system on the west side of the Football/Track complex. Additionally, our Board of Education has approved a proposal from enTrust, Ltd. to develop a Solar Utility Power Purchase Agreement toward the construction of a Solar Array Field on the southeast corner of the school property.  More details about this exciting and cost savings project will be shared in the May newsletter.  Our athletic booster organization has also been in construction discussions and preparation to build new dugouts and backstops this summer for our new baseball field and current softball field.

As always, thanks for your support of our school district.

 




3/31/2017


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