On Monday, our schools will begin the process of welcoming back some of our students. Our athletes will begin their first practices of the fall season, new students will be welcomed to each of the buildings and many will begin to hound their counselors for their fall schedules. It is a special time of year, and to be honest, I have missed our young people the past eight weeks.
I wanted to thank the many members of the staff who have been working to clean, maintain and improve our schools this summer. The fresh wax on the classroom floors, shine on the gym floor, and well-groomed athletic fields are examples of what is seen on the surface. Behind the surface are many preventative maintenance and improvements to our school's infrastructure and systems. Thank you to all of those who keep our buildings and grounds clean and safe.
I often hear that educators do nothing over the summer months. I have personally observed and been involved in many professional development sessions this summer. In total, our teachers and administrators will collectively participate in thousands of hours of training to improve their skills. The professional approach to the training and commitment to lifelong learning has been inspiring to me as your Superintendent. Our teachers are eager to welcome our students back to school and more importantly help our students to achieve their goals.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me in the District Office at 716-735-2000 ext 2318.
Dr. Hank Stopinski
Superintendent of Schools