This past week, I had the great pleasure to welcome our students back to their schools and classrooms. There is something very exciting about the start of the school year. The students bring life back to our buildings and as the learning begins, the energy within the walls of the school is palpable. On behalf of all our staff, thank you for supporting our schools and having your children ready to learn each day!
As I have shared, our district prides itself on providing a safe, positive learning environment for our students. In addition, we look to engage our young people in activities that will support their learning. I have asked our staff to be certain that all of our students are engaged in at least one club, sport, or activity beyond their academics this school year. Whether it be music, sports, the arts, student government or any number of the student activities offered, I encourage all parents to support your child's growth through one or more of these opportunities. When we think back on our years in elementary, middle and high school, I bet that our memories are less about the classes we took and more about homecoming game, a school dance, musical or some other event. Please help us by encouraging your child to participate where possible.
On behalf of the school board, staff and myself, thank you for your support of the District’s many programs and offerings. I look forward to a great school year ahead and to your ongoing communication, recommendations and support.
Dr. Hank Stopinski
Superintendent of Schools