Well students and parents, it is that time of year again. Soon the alarm clocks will be signaling the start of another school year. For seniors, it will be your last “first day” and kindergarten it will be your first of many more to come. We are starting a new year with new hopes and dreams and this newness alone cannot bring about transformation. This rebirth must be a team approach. It takes many individuals to participate in the education process and for all to be successful we must strive to do a better job than the previous year.
Ray and custodians have done an excellent job of getting the building and grounds in shape for students and teachers, alike. John has all the buses ready, along with the drivers on their routes. All of the principals are anxiously awaiting the arrival of students. Secretaries are checking in boxes of supplies and double-checking to make sure we have needed items for the year. Abby and the cooks have menus prepared in order all students can have a balanced breakfast and lunch. For myself, I am overjoyed to be starting another year in the greatest profession, education.
Good luck to all and a big “thank you” to those involved with the start of school. I hope 2017-2018 is the best year yet. Feel free to stop by Central Office, call 319-392-4223 or drop an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org on comments or concerns for the District.
Yours in Education,
Dr. Tom Ward, Superintendent