DC Schools January Newsletter
January marks the end of our first semester. Last semester we began collecting data to target where we need to concentrate our resources. Last week we began meeting with each grade level to review the testing data to make sure we don’t have any “blind spots.” We have a fantastic set of professional instructors, and we want to provide them with the proper resources they need to educate our students.
Our winter sports teams, clubs and other extra-curricular activities are in full swing. Basketball, wrestling, and swimming are going strong. The High School Bel Canto Show Choir recently won their division at a com- petition. Each time our students take to the floor, the mat, the pool or to the stage they are creating memories that will last them a lifetime. Please come out and support our young people as they represent their school and compete.
January also marks snow season. I want to give a shout-out to our custodians, transportation, maintenance and groundskeeping departments as they have done a terrific job keeping our sidewalks and roadways safe for our faculty, staff and students. Thanks go out to our bus drivers and mechanics. This weather takes a toll on our roads and on our equipment, yet they have all done great work in difficult situations.
Every year at this time we need something to look forward to in the future. Well I have something for parents and students alike. We will be running our Summer programs beginning June 21st. Our Elementary and Middle Schools program will be six weeks long. We will focus on polishing key academic skills throughout the day. We will also have lots of time for enrichment activities filled with new and exciting STEAM and outdoor adventures. Fridays will include field trips to science cen- ters, adventure parks, and other exciting places. Meals are provided at no cost for those involved. Look for further information regarding these programs in the coming weeks.
Adam L. Cheeseman Superintendent