From The Superintendent
William J. Kearney
Last updated August 2019
Before we know it, the 2019/20 school year will be under way. The first day of school is always an exciting time of year, as everyone begins with a fresh start. Our staff have been working hard to get our buildings ready for the start of school. Our improvement projects this summer took place in all three buildings. All three buildings had office renovations including secured secondary entrances, classroom doors at Three Oaks were replaced, and four student bathrooms were renovated at the MHS.
We will continue with our free breakfast program for all students in all three buildings. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the free breakfast program, as breakfast helps prepare students for a meaningful day of learning. For the first time in several years, lunch prices were increased slightly. The new lunch prices are listed on the bottom of page 1 of this newsletter.
We will continue with our Community Lunch programs this year. These programs are offered six times during the school year. All community members are invited to have lunch and hear from our students. Please see page 7 of this newsletter for more information.
As in the past, we continue to focus on maintaining a safe and secure environment for our students and staff. School doors are locked during the school day. The main entrance is monitored through a video intercom system, and parents/visitors will only be able to access the building after checking in at the school office. Parents are asked to review our security procedures on page 5 of this newsletter, so they are aware of the steps that the administration will follow in the event of an incident.
Parents and community members are always invited to participate in our monthly District School Improvement Team (DSIT) meetings. DSIT members play an important role in guiding the learning and other activities of the District. An overview of the District improvement Plan can be found on page 5 of this newsletter.
Please take some time to review the information that is contained in this newsletter. If you have any questions regarding the information, please contact the appropriate administrator. As we move through the school year, if you have any ideas, thoughts, questions, or concerns; please contact me at 269-756-7675.
William J. Kearney