KINGSTON – Greetings! I hope that everyone is enjoying this beautiful summer weather. Despite the time of year, the Sanborn Regional School District continues to be abuzz with activity. I would like to update the community on the significant work and activities that have been taking place during the summer months.
First, and foremost, the students. We have had over 200 students participate in our summer programs. The inaugural drama camp was very successful, giving students opportunities to sharpen their acting skills or try something new. The high school students were able to attend classes based on their needs to bolster skills or recover credits in order to remain on track for graduation. The Special Education Program provided services to students at all grade levels in order to maintain and solidify the skills necessary for the next grade level. The summer programs ran during the month of July and are scheduled to end last Friday. Congratulations to all our students who chose to participate in these offerings!
Administratively, we continue to interview and hire for our open positions. We are now nearing the end of our hiring process for the year and I am very pleased with the new teachers who have chosen to join the Sanborn Community. New teacher orientation for these folks will take place on August 22. Supply orders are being received into each of the schools and thoroughly checked for accuracy. The class rosters and schedules are built and ready to go. The technology department is completing the necessary updates to our systems to ensure a smooth start to the new school year.
You probably noticed the work going on at each building. At the DJ Bakie School, we are replacing part of the roofing as well as upgrading the insulation and ignition barrier. The new windows are also being installed. At the Memorial and Middle Schools, repairs are being made to the modular units in order to maintain them in usable condition. At Memorial, foam insulation is also being applied in attic areas along with an ignition barrier in the event of fire. All of these projects are part of the capital improvement plan and are designed to make our buildings more efficient and safe for our students and staff. Our custodial staff continues to work their magic to make the buildings look like new for the opening of school.
Before you know it, our doors will be open to welcome our staff and students back for another exciting year of learning. Enjoy these closing weeks of summer and we’ll see you on August 28, the first day for students!