We have been in school approximately for one month and I am hopeful that you and your child(ren) have had a positive start. The sights and sounds of students returning to school, the marching band performing and our fall sports are always a perfect sign of our transition to school in the fall. There have been a lot of new initiatives that have been undertaken so far early in the 2016-2017 school year, some of initiatives are as follows;
1. Development of our Chapter 339 Plan; this plan outlines college and career goals and serves guidelines by our counselors for all students in grades K-12. This plan ensures that counselors met with all students this school year to develop academic and career goals in all three of our schools.
2. Induction of our Inaugural Hall of Fame Class – We want to recognize our Inaugural Hall of Fame Class which included, Jabby Ellison, posthumously, Debbie Jones, Tom McMath, Corey Reagle and the members of the 1997 State Championship Football Team.
3. Our growth data has been returned from the State; I am pleased to report that in almost all areas Sharpsville Area School District has demonstrated growth. This data will be discussed in detail at the District Parent Council Meeting on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Superintendent’s Conference Room.
There will be an active shooter drill sometime in the Monday of October. We are still in need of parents to serve on our Wellness Committee as well as the District Comprehensive Planning Committee. To find out more information on these committees, please call my office or feel free to stop me and ask more questions if you see me around the campus.
We are off to a great school year; I look forward to working with all of you to ensure your child has a happy school year.
Give Up? The only thing missing is “U”!
Yours in Blue Devil Pride,
Dr. Brad Ferko