Today marks the final day of July, usually a quiet month in schools. My first month is complete and my excitement level continues to rise as we move into August. With twenty-six days until the start of school, we continue to develop and produce all of the things necessary for a successful start of the school year including the master schedule, student schedules, the layout of school-year calendars, finalizing orders for all of the items needed in the classrooms and organizing all of the paperwork we need to have ready for day one. The custodial staff continues to chip away at the classrooms and hallways. It is always great to see the shiny new floors emerge after a year of activity!
I believe one of our strengths will be the solid integration of useful technology into the teaching and learning environments so that our students and teachers have access to the tools necessary for future success. I look forward to watching the growth of the 9th grade iPad Pilot Project as well as the Chromebook implementation that the English department will be managing. The tech staff has worked hard to have everything up and running for the start of school. I also hear that we should be on the look out for a new website in the near future!