Principal’s Corner

Spring 2019

Dear Parents, guardians, friends and family,

Spring is just around the corner and we are in the middle of having a strong finish for this year and making preparations for next year. With the likely budget constraints for next year, these are exciting times. With that in mind, we have hired a new 5th grade teacher to replace Rachel Wied, who is moving on to other adventures. We have an accepted offer from an elementary teacher. Her name is Jess Rieter and she is a lifelong Alaskan from Delta Junction. She played basketball for Delta Junction, has been to Galena in the past and is looking forward to the Galena teaching experience.

The elementary staff has developed a plan for next year that should work for all of our staff and students. We are able to manage class sizes and age groups that will meet the needs of students and staff.

Keilah Havener will not be returning next year to teach elementary PE. Ms. Canon has agreed to take on that challenge and is working with Ms. Havener to ensure that we have continuity in that program. The elementary will still have PE from 9:00 until 10:30 every day and Katie Galauska will again have the elementary art every day from 12:50 until 2:20. Ms. Havener will be missed.

We will continue to have our regular library time with Ayla Kalke, although she has also taken on the additional task of supervising the needs of the Charles Evans Library. We appreciate her enthusiasm for taking on this challenge. She will to a wonderful job for our staff and students.

The SHS PAC meets on a monthly basis, usually the meeting is scheduled for the first Monday in the month in the Charles Evans Library at 5:30 PM. The public is invited to attend.

Thank you,

Ken Essex
SHS Principal


Letters from the Principal
 Spring 2019 parent letter
March SHS Principal’s corner
 December 2017 SHS Parent Letter
 November SHS Parent Letter
 October 2017 Parent letter
 2017 fall Principal’s corner letter
 Spring 2017 EOY parent letter
 May 2017 parent letter
 3rd quarter parent letter
 February 2017 SHS parent letter
 January 2017 SHS parent letter
 2016 2nd mid quarter Parent letter
 August 2016 parent letter