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

November 2019

Dear District Residents,

We’ve had a great beginning to the 2019-2020 school year! Students and staff have settled in for a new year of learning, fun and growth. We’ve had some big wins and some exciting events, but there is so much more to come.

You may be wondering where “The Hive” has been and I wanted to start off by thanking you for your patience as we transitioned to a new public relations staff member.

School information officer Kelly Cary left the District over the summer.

The District hired Sarah Buckshot in mid-October as our new Public Information Specialist. Sarah comes to us from The Post-Standard | where she was a reporter for more than 12 years. You may remember her as Sarah Moses. She reported on the district for many years for the Syracuse newspaper.

Sarah is continuously updating our District’s social media pages so make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. I’m excited to work with her to take our public relations to a whole new level, and to help us get our message out to the community in new and exciting ways.

As a District we continue to be committed to the Positivity Project and the mindset that “Other People Matter.” All of our schools are now participating in the character education project, which emphasizes putting others first as well as strengthening our character and helping others to strengthen theirs.
Again this year, our school calendar features the character trait that students will be focusing on for that week.

I look forward to continuing to work with the community to achieve another successful school year. To be successful we need to ensure that all students are given the tools they need to succeed. Our top priorities are to provide all students with a quality education, a healthy environment to grow in and the support they need to thrive. This, I believe, is all possible when we all work together.

Thank you for supporting our students, staff and programs. I wish everyone a productive, happy and fun school year.

Matthew J. McDonald
Superintendent of Schools
Achieving Our Full Potential Together