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CONTACT:
Matthew J. McDonald                 
Superintendent of Schools
(315) 638-6043

29 East Oneida Street
Baldwinsville, NY  13027
(315) 638-6043

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Superintendent Matthew McDonald
Superintendent Matthew J. McDonald

 

June 2018 

June – An Ending, A Beginning, and a Celebration
 
June is a bittersweet month, for several reasons. It marks the end of a productive school year filled with learning and growing. After spending the year building a bond of support, trust and commitment, students and staff say good-bye to each other. I have witnessed the tears and the hugs. The last day of school is an emotional experience for everyone.
 
For some staff members, June marks the end of their careers with the district as they retire. It is always hard to say good-bye to these dedicated professionals. Their service and loyalty to the district and our students are priceless and irreplaceable.
 
It is equally difficult to say good-bye to our high school seniors. We have watched them grow from adorable little kindergarteners to confident young men and women ready for the next phase of their lives. I look at my own teenage daughters and often wonder how does time go by so quickly?

Change can be difficult. It can be uncomfortable and scary, but it also has many positive aspects we can celebrate.
 
In June, our students end their time in a classroom for the school year, but because they have been successful in mastering the curriculum for that grade, they advance to a higher grade for the next school year. That’s reason to celebrate!
 
Staff members who retire may be ending their careers with the district, but they are moving on to other roles and responsibilities in their lives, to other fulfilling pursuits. And to more sleep! (We hope!) That’s a reason to celebrate!
 
And, as our seniors leave the Baldwinsville school system, they are embarking on a new course to pursue their passions and interests in a career, at a 2 or 4-year college, in the military, or in volunteer work. This stage of their lives is exciting and filled with potential – it’s a new adventure. That’s a reason to celebrate!
 
To quote a popular song, “Every new beginning comes with some other beginning’s end.” That’s what the month of June is – the beginning of something and the end of something, and a reason to celebrate.
 
On behalf of the entire district, I wish all of our students, staff members, and the Baldwinsville community a very relaxing and fun summer.
 
To our retirees and the Baker High School Class of 2018, I wish you all the very best. Please come back and visit the district. Remember, once a bee, always a bee!
 
Sincerely,
 
Matthew J. McDonald
Superintendent of Schools
Achieving Our Full Potential Together

   

Last updated on 5/31/2018
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