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.