Dear School Community Members,

    As I walked the halls of our schools this past week, I noticed that the students, staff, and even the buildings, looked a little more tired than usual. As I wondered why, I noticed that we have been in session for the past seven going on eight weeks.  I would argue, however, that these weeks have included a lot of learning per day, and I cannot wait to see the performance results.

    Next week will allow for a much needed recess for our students and staff.  I encourage everyone to spend time with your children and family. Perhaps by celebrating holidays, taking some time to get outdoors, preparing a meal together or reading a book.  This time is precious and goes by too fast. It seems like yesterday my boys were completing an Easter egg hunt and today they are completing their college scholarship applications.  I plan to spend time with my wife, Carol, and my sons with the hope of creating new memories with them as young adults.

    I wish everyone a wonderful break and thank you for your support and commitment to the Royalton-Hartland Central School District.

    As always, I hope that you will make an effort to reach out and say hello when you see me around the schools and town, or follow me on Twitter @DrStopinski

    Dr. Hank Stopinski

    Superintendent of Schools