Hello August!

Hello August
Posted on 08/01/2019
August

Dear Region 6 Community, 

August Greetings! 

Where did the summer go so quickly? It is hard to believe that in less than four weeks we will have started the 2019-2020 school year – a reminder that the first day of school is August 28th. 

The summer has been filled with multiple capital projects. Our dedicated facilities team has been busy preparing buildings for a new year. Capital projects include technology upgrades across the district with new SMART boards at Warren and GCS, along with new phones at WAMOGO. We are also in the final weeks of upgrades to the intrusion alarm systems and installation of vestibules at all schools to assist in making our schools even safer. Abatement work was completed at WAMOGO and Warren in July and new floors are being finished. Finally, the renovation to the James M. Eisenhaure Auditorium at WAMOGO is in the final weeks of completion. 

This month the district also received preliminary results on the Smarter Balanced Assessment. While still embargoed by the State Department of Education, I am excited to share that the district held the significant gains. Our 2018 results prove that we belong in the highest level of performing districts. Yes, there is more work to accomplish, but it is exciting to know our students and staff rose to the challenge and sustained the gains. It is expected that scores will be made available in September when released by the State Department of Education. 

On a personal level, the past month has been a very rewarding professional experience in our initial collaboration between two districts.  To further that work, in August I expect to finalize a plan and set a goal with respect to shared central office services in the future. We are stronger together.  And while our goals may seem large to some, I believe they are possible and realistic. 

I hope that this message finds all enjoying the final weeks of summer and I look forward to seeing everyone to start the year. 

Regards, 

Chris

 

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