I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! We just completed a busy June here at Sand Ridge. We would like to thank our community police and fire department personnel that participated in an Alertt Training session that was held at Sand Ridge. The Alertt training team consisted of local members and leaders from Texas. This team provided our local agencies trainings on school safety and possible incidents inside a school. I was able to participate in this training and I want to personally thank all the people in our police and fire departments.
I would also like to thank our district grounds and facilities people for re-sealing our parking lot. They came in and finished in one day. We apologize if this caused any issues on the one day. Parking was a bit difficult but they did a great job. We will need to re-paint our parking area. That usually takes place on a weekend so we hope to have no more issues with accessing our building. Our school looks great outside and our custodians are doing a great job with the inside of the building. We will be waxing our gym area and our commons area soon. Another great thing with having our office space up front is that you can now still access the office while we are waxing.
I’d like to let everyone know that our schools DWA results came in. The DWA is a direct writing assessment taken by our 8th grade English students. Our results were the highest in the district. Congratulations to our students and to our wonderful faculty and staff and to all of our stake holders. We had a great year last year and our goal this year and every year is to get better. We all can strive to get better.
This upcoming school year we will focus on starting up our PLC process with our faculty and staff. More information will be given out on our changes and PLC plans as the school year gets closer. You are probably thinking its summer and you don’t want to hear about the next year yet, but I want to get you out some dates are important dates to remember. Starting July 14th and running through August 1st you will have the opportunity to pre-register your student on line. To register, visit the district website at www.wsd.net during the open dates listed above.
We would like to welcome our new teachers to Sand Ridge. We had several teachers retire and some teachers moved to other states. Our new teachers are rolling in and are excited to get started. We would like to welcome Brian Anderson and Brad Gathercole to our Science Department. Sharlee Slater will be taking our Geography program and will also be starting our first AP program in school history. Jordan Davis will be taking over our choir program, and Jamie Buttars and Tyler White will be working with us and with Roy Jr. next year. Tyler will be teaching in the CTE department and Jamie with our FACS and sewing program. We would also like to welcome Gwen Roeda to our counseling staff. All of our new hires will add so much to Sand Ridge. We are excited to have all of them with us.
Parents, as we enter the month of July this is always a good time to reflect back on what makes our city, our state and our nation a great place to live. Please be mindful this independence season of all the men and women who have given their lives for our freedoms. And please keep in mind the men and women serving our great land today.
I hope everyone has a great Fourth of July and enjoy Pioneer day as well. Have a great month and we look forward to seeing and talking with all of you in August.