Superintendents Website Message August 2019
Dear Parents and Community Members,
On behalf of the entire administration and Board of Education, thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Elwood School District. This website contains a wealth of information relating to district news, events, student achievements and important announcements. Please visit this site regularly to stay updated on the latest happenings – we have a great deal to acknowledge and celebrate.
As we begin the 2019-20 school year, I look forward to building upon our continued success. As you know, last year was one of great achievement for our district. Our high school was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and students continued to excel – not only in the classroom, but in their artistic, athletic and extracurricular pursuits. Through ongoing professional development and an emphasis on peer collaboration, our district has seen tangible growth in reading, writing and mathematics at the elementary level, as well as in student performance on NYS Regents and Advanced Placement exams. All stakeholders are committed to continue to build on this growth while providing the highest quality education for every student.
A number of staff members have been immersed in writing new curriculum over the summer, and we have several, meaningful professional development days planned for our teachers throughout the year. Faculty and staff members use this time to learn best practices, collaborate with one another and refine the way in which they structure their lessons for students. This collective engagement helps to bring consistency and continuity to our ever evolving 21st Century programs. Elwood teachers and students have embraced the use of technology, hands-on learning experiences and the ability to work with one another. I am grateful to the community for its continued support of our operating budget, which allows us to offer these rich instructional opportunities.
In closing, I wish all Elwood families a wonderful school year. I look forward to our hallways coming alive once more with the excitement that each school year brings. Thank you for your support and the opportunity to serve as your Superintendent of Schools. As we often say: “The race for excellence has no finish line.” While we are in the midst of the race…we believe we are well ahead of the pack.
Dr. Kenneth Bossert
Superintendent of Schools