It is difficult to believe we are almost at the end of the school year. So many great things have occurred in the School District and we continue to face challenges through budget, technology and developing ways to improve curriculum & instruction.
I would like to congratulate the senior class for their dedication to excellence and perseverance in earning their high school diplomas. They have taken their first step in preparing themselves for a successful transition to adulthood. Whether our students are planning to go on to post-secondary education, serve in the armed forces or employment, they have dedicated themselves to completing the first step in their educational growth. They now have the tools provided by our excellent staff and administration, to be successful and develop their own path in life.
To our professional and support staff, I say thank you for an outstanding school year. There have been a number of changes in our district and you continue to provide excellent education and service to the parents, students and community members in our district. All of your tireless efforts do not go unnoticed. Whether teaching, providing individual counseling for students, cleaning buildings or landscaping, your efforts help make Sharpsville Area School District one of the best school districts in Mercer County if not the Commonwealth.
To the parents/guardians, I want to thank you for extending us the privilege of teaching and working with your children. The trust you put in us as guardians for education, athletics, and extra-curricular activities shows the faith you have in our district. I hope we continue to earn your trust and you feel you are a welcomed participant in the education of your child.
Finally to the students returning, I hope you have a summer filled of rest, relaxation and you take the time to reflect on the past year and determine whether or not you are on the right path to reach your goals. If you are pleased with your path, use our staff and administration as a springboard to your success. If not, talk to someone to help you get on a path you are comfortable with so your path will lead you to your own success.
As I close on the end of my first full year with the Sharpsville Area School District, I want to thank the students, parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and school board for the support and I look forward to the 2015-2016 school year with a promise of good things to come.
Have a great summer!
Dr. Brad Ferko