Superintendent’s Conference Day Kicks Off School Year

Superintendent’s Conference Day Kicks Off School Year photo

Staff and faculty from the District kicked off the 2018-19 school year with the annual Superintendent’s Conference Day, for which they gathered in the high school’s auditorium on Sept. 4.

First-year Superintendent of Schools David Schneider began on a light note by asking the teachers to pick a photo on their phone and share a story about it with a nearby staff member. The room erupted into chatter and laughter as the teachers swapped summer stories and learned more about their colleagues. Congratulations were extended to those who celebrated marriages, children and retirements, while the new teachers and administrators in attendance were acknowledged. 

Schneider moved matters to updated school safety and security practices the district is undertaking. With regard to curriculum, a mental-health component will be added to all health classes in grades 6 through 10. The district also added a school psychologist in order to provide the support students may need. 

“We want kids to have emotional and social success as well as academic success,” Schneider noted.

Schneider also challenged the teachers to continue to grow and learn themselves. He asked them, “What are you going to do this year to take ownership of your own journey? What do you want to learn? And also what do you need to learn? That’s what being a professional is and that’s what we have in this room.”

In conclusion, the superintendent encouraged the teachers to take chances and expressed enthusiasm for a great school year.