Superintendent's Message 5/10/19

     Published on 5/13/19   Tagged under:    Superintendent   

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Administrators and parent organizations throughout the district took the time to recognize their teachers this week, and I appreciate your efforts to celebrate each other. PSLA teachers were treated to coffee, bagels, ice cream and other goodies throughout the week, as well as a Wall of Thanks, where they could read messages of appreciation from their colleagues. Dr. King teachers received flowers, sweet treats and more – wrapping up with a catered lunch today from Strada Mia. We hope that all of our teacher received some extra appreciation this week – we truly appreciate your commitment to your students and to our district.
This week was also National Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week. On any given day, we have more than 350 substitute teachers working in our schools, and this is often a thankless job. I constantly stress that each of us plays an invaluable role in the success of our district, and this week is the perfect opportunity to take the extra moment to say ‘thank you’ to the substitute teachers in your building! We also celebrated School Nurse Day this Wednesday – if you haven’t already, please take a moment to say thank you to the nurse in your building!
Thanks to the generosity of a ‘Day of Joy’ group, Seymour students received a generous donation of school supplies this week. LeMoyne Elementary second graders also had a special experience this week, as they took part in a book signing! The students wrote and edited their own books about the things they excel at, and I was happy to celebrate as they read their published works. This week’s #SCSDLookBack video features even more good news from our schools, including Porter scholars dissecting owl pellets, spirit week at Van Duyn, Salem Hyde students rehearsing for their spring musical, a Building Men Rite of Passage ceremony, Danforth students visiting Orenda Springs, Van Duyn students learning about life in Peru and more.
Finally, this weekend, don’t miss the 4th annual SCSD Visual Arts Festival at Van Duyn Elementary! Artwork representing every SCSD school and all grade levels will be on display – more than 700 pieces of art – and I hope you’ll consider stopping by to check out the work of our talented #SCSDArts students!
To all of our mothers in the district, Happy Mother’s Day!