Principal’s Corner

November 2019

Dear Parents, Guardians, Friends and Families,

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and then, before we know it, the first semester will be over. We are thankful for the support our families and community extend to our students and their learning. Thank-you.

We’ve been struggling with our bus routes and busses. We appreciate your understanding when we have substitute drivers or challenging weather. We are working to make sure all of our busses are in working order and are safe. We’ve made some changes to bus schedules to allow our high school students more time to get support from their teachers after school. It’s a challenge and we appreciate your flexibility.

We are always working on ways to improve our school. We are already working with a dedicated group of staff members to build a schedule for the 2020-2021 school year. We also have a group of teachers working on our I-Team. This team helps find solutions to challenges in the classroom and helps our students succeed at school. We have been working closely with our math teachers to administer the STAR test to help us tailor our teaching to the needs of our students. It’s a busy time of year.

On December 6 and 7, some of our students will be performing the play, “Puffs” on the GILA campus. The play is a comedy inspired by the Harry Potter movies. We are excited to have elementary and middle school students involved in the high school production.   We hope you’ll see the production and support the students’ hard work memorizing lines, building props and working on the set. It’s sure to be fun. There will also be an art show featuring work from students in Ms Katie Galuska’s classes. A raffle is planned to help raise money for the drama and theater department and their spring production.

Basketball season is in full swing. Jess Reiter has been coaching our middle school teams and we’re excited to see the high school season beginning in December. There will many opportunities for you to see the Galena Hawks during the basketball season. We appreciate your support of all of our athletes and activities.

I’d like to wish all of you warm and delicious Thanksgiving and we look forward to seeing you at school. Enjoy the holiday season,

David Casey, Principal

Sidney Huntington School