Dear Spencerville Community, May 23, 2022
As our school year comes to a close, it is a great time for reflection and for planning ahead to next school year. We have progressed through the challenges of the Pandemic and have moved into a new normal. I am very proud of our students, staff and parents for keeping safety a priority while carefully planning the numerous activities and events that we have had over the entire school year.
Along with the challenges of the Pandemic, we have had some transportation challenges. However, we have overcome those issues as well and have been able to transport all students, every day. Thank you families for your patience and support. Also, thank you to those who have accepted the responsibility to assist with transporting our students to and from school, as well as all Middle School and High School sporting events and all other district-wide trips. We are now fully staffed for the next school year and have increased our list of substitute drivers, with a number of newly trained drivers approaching licensure this fall.
The district continues to be in excellent financial standing and has maximized usage of all federal and state grants. Some of the grant-funded projects are:
- All classrooms will be fully equipped with an interactive flat panel, which will replace the screens and projectors.
- 26 IPads for Elementary classrooms
- Several software purchases
- 2 new 84-passenger buses
- HEPA Units and MERV 13 filters for outstanding air quality throughout the K-12 building
- Approximately 30+ mini-grants for projects and materials to extend our academic and social-emotional learning needs
This fall, the district will begin plans for a Strategic Plan, which is a vision plan for the next 3-5 years. If you are interested in serving on a committee to assist with this process, please contact me at email@example.com.
We will be graduating 71 seniors this Sunday. Please keep these students in your thoughts and intentions as they begin the next chapter of their lives. We will have a traditional graduation in the competition gym at 2:00PM. Congratulations to these students and their families!
Cindy Endsley, Superintendent