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Dispatch for the week of March 7-15, 2019

Kingdom East School District Dispatch

A regular newsletter for the public education community of Burke, Concord, Lunenburg, Lyndon, Millers Run, Newark, Sutton

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It has been a busy week.  On Monday night I went to Patrick Gym to watch the basketball playoffs and the St. Johnsbury boys beat the #1 seed (Rice) in the last 30 seconds of the game!  They are playing for the championship this Sunday.

On Tuesday, two new School Board members were sworn in,  Clare Irwin of Sutton replaced Celeste Girrell and Alyssa May of Burke replaced Rachel Roy. Biff Mahoney (Sheffield), Erin Rossetti (Lyndon) and Holly Taylor (Lyndon) were reelected.

I visited schools, attended school leadership meetings, went to the statehouse to advocate for our schools, touched base with a number of people and looked at all sorts of piles of papers on my desk.

Today I had the best day I’ve had in a long time.  I visited classrooms and read Curious George Goes to the Library with two young ladies.  Then I played this “21” math card game with a young man who was sharp as a whip (he won).

The end of this week made me thankful for working in a school district.  For anyone out there who is feeling lost, simply sit down with a youngster, play a math game or a card game and read a book.  It will change your entire perspective on life. Thank you to everyone who makes this happen!

Sutton School Principal: Ken Hayes, principal at Sutton has been on medical leave.  Folks at Sutton have been working above and beyond, taking on organizational and leadership tasks.  Ken will be out for four more weeks. He asked several folks to help provide support on a part time basis.

After considering options,  I made the decision to appoint Rachel Robillard for the next four weeks as an interim temporary principal. Should the need arise for a longer solution we will have a transparent and participatory search and selection process.

Rachel  has been a principal intern, both taking on principal duties and completing her coursework to obtain a principal license.  She has many years of experience as a teacher, math coach and leader. Stacy Rice will work to fill the responsibilities and holes left by Rachel at Burke.

Here is the press release for Rachel Robillard

Current Open Positions in Kingdom East School District – please click on this link to see all open positions.

Fitness Class

Staff Wellness Committee and our Healthy SU Grant are sponsoring a Core Training class conducted by Northern Physical Therapy.  The class will be at the Kingdom East Offices (conference room) on Wednesdays from 4:15-5:15. Cost for the class is $12.50 for the 5 classes.  Dates:

March  20, 27 April 3, 10 & 24

Only 20 spots available.  The first 20 who pay for the class will be on the list.  You can give the money (checks made out to Northern Physical Therapy) to your building leader.  Questions, check with your building leader (Serena Parker, Kathy Faulkner, Rene Henderson, Hillary Lyon, Brandon Davis, Colleen Morneau, Kirsten Nelson, Sarah Kresser, Lisa Lessard and Lisa Paquette)

Serenity Spa  

Stepping Stones Inn steppingstonesinn@gmail.com $10.00 off coupon for one hour massages to be included as a part of your benefits packages. There is no limit on the amount of times, a person can use the coupon code. They would just need to be able to produce evidence of working for the Kingdom East school district. If you want to schedule, use the e-mail or call  473-2822

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