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Tom  Whitmore
Superintendent, Public Records Officer
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Principal's Corner

October 2018

SUPERINTENDENT’S NEWS

 

              This first quarter started out with a fantastic group of students and staff. We welcomed James Hatch to our junior high teaching position, Mark Baughan (last year’s junior high teacher) is now our high school math teacher and Alicia Seng is teaching one period of junior high English. We also have the welcomed addition of Alejandra Leon teaching our 14 first graders.

 

We are looking forward to meeting with parents at conferences on November 1. We have a full schedule, so we are encouraging our staff to keep the conference times on track. Elementary conferences (grades K – 6) are scheduled for 20 minutes each and 7 – 12 grades are 10 minutes per conference. If you are here for conferences, please stop by my office and say “hi” if you have time.

We have 114 students in grades K – 12. We are posting upcoming events on our web page (www.bickletonschools.org) and our Facebook page. We will also be posting changes in our schedule this winter, on our Facebook page, if the weather becomes too bad to start school on time or if we have to have a school closure.

Thank you parents for keeping your children home when they are sick. We have been fortunate so far to miss out on most of the illnesses that have been going around because we have healthy staff and students in school. Attendance is still a priority for our district, especially with our 4-day student schedule. Our high school attendance is at about 99%. Our elementary and junior high attendance is around 95.5%. Our students have made some great gains this quarter because of their commitment and effort and the support they get from their parents and our staff. It’s a great combination. Keep up the good work.

The Bickleton School District has an open board position. Anyone 18 years of age or older and living within the Bickleton School District boundaries can apply for this position. This will be a board appointed position to be filled for a one-year term starting from the time of the appointment until December 31, 2019. The position weill then be up for re-election in November 2019. Applications will be accepted until January 1, 2019. If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Tom Whitmore at 509-896-5473 or email your interest to twhitmore@bickletonschools.org.