Dr. Martin Miller
As we enter the month of May and the last few weeks of school for the 2016-2017 school year, students and staff are very busy with end of the year activities. Awards programs, concerts, sporting events, and student programs highlight the month of May. Please check the district calendar and support our students with your attendance at these celebrations. Students will likewise be in a celebration mood with their last day of school arriving Wednesday, May 17th.
The end of April and the first two weeks of May are also times to celebrate and recognize the efforts of our faculty. School Secretaries Appreciation Day was Wednesday, April 26th. National School Bus Driver Appreciation Day is designated for May 1st. May 1-5 is National Teacher Appreciation Week with May 9th as National Teacher Day. May 10th has been designated National School Nurse Day. Please make an effort during this time frame to thank a bus driver, teacher, aide, school nurse, or other school employee who made a difference in your child’s life. We are proud of all our employees and believe they make a huge difference in the lives of children every day.
The Class of 2017, our 133rd graduating class from Antwerp High School, will celebrate Commencement on May 21st at 2:00 p.m. with doors opening at 12:30. The ceremony will take place in the Main Gymnasium. The senior video will be shown in the Auditeria beginning at 12:30. This 15 minute video, with highlights of the Class of 2017, will be continuously looped until 1:50. We congratulate our senior class on their many accomplishments in reaching this milestone and wish them the best as they continue on a journey of lifelong learning.
Several construction projects will get started during the summer months. Work will get underway in June with the construction of a solar array on the southeast corner of the property. Meanwhile, work will begin at the football/track complex with the installation of a Press box connection to the west side bleacher system. Additionally, our athletic booster organization is spearing the construction of dugouts and backstops for the new baseball field and current softball field. This project will get underway in late summer.
I want to thank the community for the support given to the Staff throughout this school year. Antwerp is a wonderful school district with excellent staff, students, and parents. The 2017-2018 school year will begin Monday, August 21st. In the meantime, enjoy the long summer days with your family and friends.