Dear families, students, and friends,
It is a great honor to welcome you back for another wonderful school year. I hope the end of summer finds you well rested and rejuvenated as the date approaches. The entire staff has been preparing diligently for the students’ return and look forward to when their energy and enthusiasm resonates in the halls again.
Thank you to all the students, families, and staff that participated in any of the summer programs. Maintaining contact, assisting students and families, and continuity of learning are extremely important in the summer months. Through the persistence of all those that participated, this summer may have been the most successful. Many lunches, school supplies, and clothes were brought to students around the district in a collaborative effort with LCCAP.
There are some exciting initiatives that will be implemented throughout the new year. We are stretching the bounds of our educational technology programs and moving into the realm of one-to-one computing in grades 9-12. We will meet students where they are in terms of the learning, using these devices as educational tools. These do not replace current curriculum, but rather became a different medium to deliver and understand information. As the school year progresses, groups of students will be receiving Google Chromebooks. Staff and administration have been training and preparing in order to deliver the best and most innovative instruction possible. While this is a visible enterprise, be assured that all grade levels and subjects continue to refine and improve their curriculum.
You will also see some changes to our food service program. There will be more menu options for the students to enjoy as well as more fresh food options. Several grab and go options will be available at both lunch and breakfast, increasing the opportunity for students to have healthful meals. Our cafeteria staff has worked hard to create more options and make the students dining experience more pleasurable.
In our in-service preparation we were reminded what a privilege it is to serve as your students’ educators. We have, and will continue to, remember that educating the students is a privilege every day as we work to make Mohawk and your students’ educational experience the best it can be.
Mr. Michael Leitera, Superintendent
Mrs. Lorree Houk, Assistant to the Superintendant