Message From Superintendent

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Message from Mr. John Vannoy

I hope all is well with everyone in our Sharpsville Education community.  We have just completed the first nine week grading period.  The first nine weeks have seen a somewhat return to what we once knew school to be.  The District has returned to a face to face five day a week instructional model.  The schedules in all three of our buildings have returned to the pre-COVID pandemic model.  We had a fall sports season with fans in the stands, we hosted the Homecoming dance, clubs and activities have resumed, concerts are planned, and the Fall Play is scheduled for November 12, 13, and 14.  
With nine weeks in the books, it may be time to make sure academic adjustments.  Here are some tips on how to study at home without getting distracted.  
  1.  Try Active Studying.  Active studying is as simple as asking questions before, during, and after study time.
  2. Get a Good Night’s Sleep.  Students of all ages should get at least eight hours of sleep each school night.
  3. Study at the Right Time.  Try to study when you are most alert.  
  4. Have a Designated Study Time.  Routine and structure are important.
  5. Eat Properly.  Do not forget to eat.  Your body and brain need fuel to help stay in top form.
  6. Create a Timetable.  Set reasonable limits on how much time you spend studying each day, and break up your study session up into manageable chunks of time.
  7. Know When to go to Tutoring.  Seek tutoring before you are failing.   
I would like to both acknowledge and salute the student-athletes from both Sharpsville and West Middlesex.  I am especially proud of the seniors.  Back in late August we embarked on a concept that many were skeptical of at best.  Our young adults embraced the concept from the very beginning.  They took on the mantra of “One team, one brotherhood.”  Along the way they taught us as adults some valuable lessons.  
  1. Change is inevitable
  2. Attitude is everything
  3. Friendship is important
  4. Fighting does not solve anything
  5. Teamwork is everything
  6. It is ok to enjoy life
This experience was great for our football team, the marching bands from both schools, the cheerleading teams from both schools, and finally both the Sharpsville and West Middlesex communities.  What we accomplished will serve as the future model for other districts.  Thank you to all those involved that made this such a fantastic experience.
I would like to welcome our class of 2034.  To the Class of 2022, your time is now here.  Thank you for all of the support.  Once a Blue Devil always a Blue Devil!
John Vannoy
Superintendent
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