Randolph Learning Community,
We are continuing to have an amazing school year. I am grateful that we have so much to celebrate, and I have included a few highlights from October below.
To read or see more positive news, I encourage families and community members to follow our district on Facebook and on Twitter. In addition, our Board of Education meetings are a great opportunity to learn more about other news and developments happening in the district. The input of families and community members are valuable, and public participation in meetings is an opportunity to hear new ideas and perspectives. If you are not able to attend a meeting in person, meetings can be accessed via live stream as well as after our meetings. More information can be found in the Board of Education section on our website.
As the month of October closes, we look ahead to November. On November 2, Election Day will be held where three Board seats will be available to serve three-year terms. During the week of November 8-12, we will join schools throughout the United States in celebrating the important work school psychologists and other educators do to help all students thrive. This year’s theme is “Let’s Get in Gear.” The theme encourages our educators and mental health professionals to engage in best practices and advocate for children’s access to both mental health and learning resources. Despite the challenges of the past few years, our learning community will continue to rise and thrive with a renewed sense of resilience with the proper supports in place.
In addition, we will also celebrate American Education Week November 15-19. The National Education Association was one of the creators and original sponsors of this important week which is always celebrated the week prior to Thanksgiving. At our Board of Education meeting on October 26, the Board made a special proclamation celebrating the upcoming week. Randolph Education Association (REA) President Sandy Kessell was in attendance to accept the proclamation on behalf of all of our educators. All of our educators are superheroes, and we are so proud to recognize and celebrate all that they do.
In November, we also look forward to the completion of the Athletic & Wellness Center as well as the STEM lab and finishing touches on the science rooms at Randolph High School. We will welcome our entire community to tour these spaces at a later date. Several athletic teams will also be competing for state tournaments, and fall activities and events will be abundant as we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving on November 25. There truly is so much to be thankful for.
Have a wonderful start to the new month, and as always stay safe and be well.
Jennifer Fano, Superintendent of Schools
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