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From the Middle School
For the last week of October, Middle School students observed and celebrated Red Ribbon Week. This week is dedicated to informing students about hazards of drugs and alcohol. The students signed pledge cards stating their intention to stay drug free! We watched two videos in homerooms. One was a video on being kind, and how kindness can catch on. Students were encouraged to pass it on! Another video informed us about the origin of Red Ribbon Week and how one man’s effort to keep drugs out of our country cost him his life. To view the two videos, click the following links:
Each day in the Middle School, students had a theme to dress up for in order to show their dedication to the cause. Theme days were as follows: Monday - Kick off RRW with crazy socks, Tuesday - Fight against Drugs with camo and orange, Wednesday - Looking forward to a bright future with neon, Thursday - Celebrating character counts by dressing as our favorite characters, Friday - Wear Red to support RRW. The culminating activity was a balloon launch. So far, the farthest balloon reported to have been found was from Ft. Wayne, Indiana! That balloon was from Mrs. Oyer’s class.
The Middle School teachers wish to commend our students for participating in such a worthy cause this week and for pledging to stay drug free!
From the Superintendent's Desk
On Thursday, November 7 at 7:00, the Annual Report will be presented to the Board of Education in a Special Meeting to be held in the Cafetorium. The public is invited and we hope you will be able to attend. Student achievement, financial indicators, and other important demographic information will be discussed. In addition, we’ll provide a Bridge the Gap summary and the Board will highlight their goals and objectives as we continue to deal with challenges in funding created by significant reductions in funding from Springfield.
Student achievement continues at an incredible pace. We received word this week that the District has once again been recognized as a 2013 Bright A+ Award winner – recognizing academic excellence that ranks Tremont #702 in the top 5% of Illinois School Districts. Only 60 districts (out of 866) received this distinction. Congratulations to our students and staff for this honor!!! We are exceptionally proud of all of you!
Speaking of Bridge the Gap, the campaign was successful beyond our imagination and we greatly appreciate the work of so many individuals to pull it off and the donations by members of our community that have resulted in over $125,000 to the cause. We’ll wrap up the drive at the conclusion of this calendar year and once again are grateful for the support of the entire District #702 community.
We’re continuing to work on the air conditioning project and hope to have it finished by the start of the 2014-15 school year. The older building creates a few challenges for a project of this magnitude but the Board is committed to finding the best solution to meet our needs long term.
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