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Newsletter 12-9-2017
Dr. G
Saturday, December 09, 2017

December 8, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians/Grandparents/ and Interested Citizens:

Here are a few information items for your review.

  • Student Recognition – The School Board recently recognized two students attending Keene High School who are excelling in all areas. Please join us in congratulating Conor Hill and Dean Truesdell for their exemplary academic, athletic and community service. 
  • Student Intervention Team Specialist (SITS)– We are pleased to announced that we have appointed a SITS to help students who are experiencing difficulties in school activities.
  •  Reorganization of Out of District Coordinator Position – In a previous newsletter, I noted that our Out of District Coordinator will be resigning in January. As a result, we have decided that because of the increasing need for expertise in the area of Special Education and the additional time required to fulfill responsibilities, we will be merging the OODC responsibilities with the responsibilities of a part-time Special Education Director of Student Services and the OODC position will be eliminated. We hope to have the position filled in January.
  • Grant Applications – In an effort to relieve the burden on taxpayers, we actively seek grant funds to help support necessary school projects and initiatives. We recently applied for six grants and will continue to explore others.
  • Athletic News and Events – Please join me in welcoming our new Athletic Director, Ashlee Nicholson. We look forward to her continuing the good work of Brooke Sharra.  Also, we would like to bring to your attention that we will be adding all athletic sports to our website. Please check under the events link and under Game Stripes link.
  • No School Announcements – Thank you for your feedback on the test message we sent to test the phone calling system. Hopefully, everyone who wants to receive a call has notified Diane at the Winchester School Office.  Assistant Principal, Valerie Carey, will be recording/sending out messages announcing closings and delays.
  • Changes to School Board Calendar – The School Board Calendar can be found on the Winchester Website. Please note there are several changes: An additional meeting has been scheduled for December 19th. The January 4th and 18th meetings have been cancelled and rescheduled for January 11th and January 25th. Budget Committee Meetings are scheduled for January 2nd, 4th, and 9th if needed. All beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the school library. The Public Hearing is scheduled for January 11th at 7 p.m., also in the school library. The School Board will recess their regular meeting at 7 p.m. for the Public Hearing and resume regular business after it concludes.



Warm wishes, 

A.D. Genovese, V. Carey, M. Duprey