Welcome back students, parents, teachers and staff!
I hope that you had an enjoyable and restful summer. We are very excited about the 2018-2019 school year. We have some new and exciting initiatives this year! We will be incorporating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) into our elementary grade classrooms. Our 5th--8th graders have access to our new state of the art STEAM lab. Beginning in the fall, we will implement a 'genius hour.' The concept behind 'genius hour' is to allow students the opportunity to research and create projects of interest to them. We plan to have parent showcases to show off our ALK geniuses throughout the year. We will also focus on social and emotional health to ensure that our students are not only learning academically but are socially and emotionally healthy. We also would like to promote our arts programs. We have Art Club that meets regularly, choir and this year we hope to have a school play.
To improve safety and security our students and staff, we added an additional security guard, who is a retired law enforcement officer. In addition, the town will be providing...[READ MORE - welcome back letter 2018.pdf ]