Superintendent’s Blog

March 18, 2021 Dispatch

March 17, 2021

Kingdom East School District Dispatch A regular newsletter for the public education community of Burke, Concord, Lunenburg, Lyndon, Millers Run, Newark, Sutton 2020-2021 School Calendar                          Strategic Plan        Continuous Improvement Plan                  //www.kingdomeast.org As we recognize milestones one…

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Hakuna matata, nenda salama

January 11, 2021

“Mazungu, mazungu sasa hoja.. SASA HOGA,” the man yelled.  I could not remember hoja in Swahili, but sasa meant now.  As the busload teemed toward me, I followed suit.  From the back of the rickety school bus, I leaped out the emergency exit onto the savannah.  Five guards, all under the age of 18, with…

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Superintendent Dispatch

December 9, 2020

December 9, 2020 As we creep toward the winter solstice, an instinct emerges: to sleep, hibernate, hide, get under cover, snuggle up, cook, drink tea, lounge, rest, light candles, give gifts, and of course eat.   The eating for some means busy busy busy cooking before eating! It may be that pot roast, cajun shrimp, cookies,…

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Thanksgiving

November 25, 2020

November 24, 2020 Dear Parents, Families and Members of the Kingdom East Community, This morning I went out to our pen and grabbed our two Turkeys.  Thanksgiving and Christmas.  This afternoon is the appointed time to release their spirits and harvest their meat.  One is so heavy I could not lift him into the box,…

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A Moose

October 14, 2020

October 14, 2020 The other night darkness settled into our valley in Concord.  The partially lit western sky glowed orange then faded.  The dog (a large 9 month old puppy) wanted to sit on the porch. There he sat. In the distance an enormous beast emerged from the creek bottom.  Dark, large, huge rack, the…

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Screening

September 27, 2020

“Shall we do some screening?” my dad whispered to me across the Saturday morning breakfast table.  He held his hand sideways across his mouth and looked askance, not wanting anyone to hear. It was spring, warm enough that the places of road pavement were warmed by mid day.  We took the old strainers that we…

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Big Things, September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020

When my son was young he loved big things. Building large towers with blocks, making loud noises when he knocked them over.  Digging big holes and putting lots of water in the big holes.  Making large piles of leaves and jumping off big places into the leaves.  Later he liked big jumps landing in big…

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Impending Storm

March 24, 2020

Kingdom East School District Dispatch March 24, 2020    A regular newsletter for the public education community of Burke, Concord, Lunenburg, Lyndon, Millers Run, Newark, Sutton 2019-2020 Calendar ; 2020-2021 Calendar KESD COVID Landing PageDaily Health Department update In 1995 I worked in a small independent boarding school that overlooked Lake Champlain.  As the newest dorm parent…

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Watching Sandpipers

January 21, 2020

Today I wandered into the maintenance office at Lyndon Town School.  I chatted with George and Roland. Then Roland took me for a tour of the wood chip plant.  It was a small moment; it reminded me how much I appreciate each and every person who works in our schools.  Did you know that the…

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The Magic Door

November 14, 2019

Kingdom East School District Dispatch November 14, 2019 A regular newsletter for the public education community of Burke, Concord, Lunenburg, Lyndon, Millers Run, Newark, Sutton 2019-2020 CalendarKESD Strategic PlanKESD Continuous Improvement Plan Landing Page The Magic Door Recently I was at Whites purchasing groceries.  As I checked out I noticed a seven year old boy. …

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