“The little things matter to me; how we treat others, how we make people feel, how we react to challenges we face. My Hopes and Dreams for this year will be a reality if I can help others focus on the little things. The big things take care of themselves if the little things are in order. I believe each student enters the building with the hope of being successful. That doesn’t necessarily mean being the best. What it does mean is, “Can I be better today than I was yesterday?” The whole child matters and it is my job to keep our focus on that mindset.”
I can honestly say it was a joy serving the Letchworth CSD Family as a first year superintendent. The support and encouragement I received from the BOE, students, staff and community members was fantastic. You have all been gracious and patient as I have learned to navigate this new journey of district leadership. One of the highlights was taking part in graduation and watching students receive their diplomas. It was a fun and memorable evening.
Other highlights for us this past year were; our new school website, revamping the school newsletter, facilities upgrades with our building project, sporting events, drama productions, FFA and Ag events, LEAP assemblies, Morning Musical Announcements and a renewed focus on the child and his/her social-emotional well-being.
A cheerful welcome to the new Class of 2031, entering kindergarten, the Senior Class of 2019 and all other students that will walk through the halls on September 5, 2018.
Students are at the center of all we do each day. It is our passion to give your child a supportive, enthusiastic and challenging learning environment. When I walk the halls each day I see staff that are dedicated to developing meaningful relationships with their students. I see students that are well-behaved and respectful of each other and their school. That tradition and culture is what makes Letchworth such a special place. We will continue to strive for helping students become caring, compassionate and valuable members of their community. We want to build students that are not fearful of failure and gracious when victorious. I get excited just thinking of the possibilities that are ahead of us.
You will notice some upgrades to our main entrances when you visit in September. Some of these are aesthetic, but the majority are security measures. Our main goal is to improve security but also maintain a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for you and your children. I know you see the value in both and it can be difficult to maintain a balance. One of the additions, will be the implementation of a new Visitor Management System-RAPTOR. It will scan your Government issued ID (driver’s license) for security purposes. Thank you for your understanding as we make this transition.
Please mark your calendars and don’t miss our Meet the Teachers & Community Resource Fair (PreK-12) on September 4, 2018. We will have the entire school open for you and your child from 12:30-3:30pm and 4:30-6:30pm. Come out and meet your new teachers, find your homeroom, meet the principals, find your locker, deliver your school supplies, see the new building upgrades and reconnect with friends. (Staff will eat between 3:30-4:30pm, so we ask you to not be in the building between those hours. Thanks for your understanding.)
Together…. We are Letchworth,
The mission of Letchworth Central School is to prepare each student for the challenges of his or her own distinct future in a democratic pluralistic society. Each pupil will acquire the life skills, moral values and information processing capabilities to become successful, fulfilled adults. The school community will develop and maintain high staff and student morale and encourage the love of learning as a lifelong process. This is best achieved by bringing the world to our students through the cooperative effort and common goals of staff, students, and community.
2018-19 District Goals
- To create, implement and sustain an effective district wide social-emotional framework that addresses the diverse needs of students, families, teachers, and staff at Letchworth CSD.
- To provide all staff with strategic training, techniques, and coaching to prepare our students to meet their changing academic challenges and equip them for their post-secondary life.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.”