It’s finally time to shed those coats and sweaters as spring has finally arrived! Even though winter seemed to extend far into April this year, it didn’t sway us from focusing more on the tremendous accomplishments of our students, teachers, and coaches during these past winter months.
It was a very exciting winter, to be sure. However, we have many more exciting things to look forward to the rest of this school year. Our students will be participating in award assemblies, field days, concerts, final assessments, prom, and graduation, just to name a few. I’m very proud of our students with all that they take on and will enjoy watching them reap the benefits of all their hard work this year.
As we head towards the finish line of this very productive school year, take some time to reflect on all you’ve accomplished but be careful to never rest on your laurels. The summer months will provide a great deal of time to rest and recharge your batteries as we prepare for the 2019-2020 school year. However, remember that education is a lifelong process that begins in the home. Take time to continue reading. Take on a project that you’ve never attempted. Always be curious. Learning is not to be confined to a classroom setting.
I’d like to close this message by sharing some of the good things to look out for this summer around the district. This past November, our community responded to our levy request with a resounding yes. As a result of your confidence in us, you will begin to see some of the great things happening to our schools and athletic facilities.
This summer, we can look forward to the following improvements:
- New windows/doors and AC at Kae Avenue North (C. Ray Williams)
- New windows/doors in the Walter Armes Learning Center at WYHS
- New turf football field at Mike Ferguson Field (WYHS football stadium)
- New field house at Mike Ferguson Field to house athletes from multiple sports
- New tennis courts at WYHS
There’s more in store coming in the months ahead! A lot to be excited about!
Brian D. Hamler