Message from the Superintendent
We Empower Students through Education
The 2019-20 school year is off to a great and quick start! I hope all of you have been enjoying the beautiful fall.
October was an exciting month here at school and it is Fire Safety month! I would like to thank the Munnsville Fire Department for all they do for the school and their continued partnership.
Superintendents Conference Day was October 25. The teachers analyzed the standards and our students’ assessment data. This helps us identify program gaps so that we may continually improve instruction for our students. I am thankful that we have the ability to do this again as we did in the past. It is a tool that will bring us closer to our mission.
Thank you for allowing your students to participate in the ELA and Math assessments last spring. Our participation rate in the spring was 98% on ELA and 93% on the Math assessment. The tests will continue to be two days this year. Every question has been written by a group of teachers, and most questions are released to be used for professional development. Thank you for supporting our efforts.
On October 30, 2019, our ninth grade students had a unique opportunity to attend an event hosting Erin Gruwell renowned educator and New York Times bestselling author of, The Freedom Writers Diary. This event will be held at the Stanley Theater in Utica.
As we move into November, we have several things planned for the community and students. On November 6 at 3:30, the school will be hosting a planning meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to establish and prioritize initiatives that will help meet the challenges that the school and community face.
I look forward to honoring our Veterans again this year at our Veteran’s Day Breakfast on November 7, 2019.
Extra, Extra read all about it! “Newsies” is coming to Stockbridge Valley on November 8 and 9. If all goes well with printing and mounting, the history project will be displayed at the same time. We hope you all come out to enjoy the play and view the history.
Tom Varano We started off the year inspired by Tom Varano. Tom lives in Rome, New York and he is an artist and speaker. Tom’s message is very simple, teach students to “Dream Big”. Tom will be returning to perform and speak to our students on November 15, 2019. The faculty and staff are excited to see his performance again and share the experience with the students. You can look him up on Youtube!
I wish all of you a great fall and Happy Holiday season.
Ms. Cindy Stocker