I continue to be amazed at how fast the school year is progressing. We are already at the halfway mark. I hope that all of you had a relaxing holiday season and you had an opportunity to spend time with family and friends. I know that our staff and students have been working hard this year. I appreciate everyone’s understanding when it comes to the difficult decision on whether to cancel or delay school due to weather conditions. Obviously, I take student safety very seriously. I realize that many of my phone calls to you are very early in the morning and I appreciate your continued support. Speaking of support, I want to thank you again for passing the renewal tax levy in November. It is absolutely necessary for the district to have this funding in order to continue to offer excellent educational opportunities to our students.
Triad students and staff have made many great accomplishments already this year. I want to make sure that I recognize our football team for their best season in school history. The team finished the regular season undefeated for the first time ever and went all the way to the regional finals before losing to the eventual state champion. The school spirit and community pride generated through this great run helped to make the first half of the year very successful and create great momentum for our winter and spring sports seasons as well as the rest of the academic year.
December is always a busy month for schools. One of the many things our students were able to accomplish was a successful breakfast with Santa. Despite several inches of snow, the Triad FFA and Triad PTA provided an opportunity for community members to bring in their children to get their picture with Santa, eat a delicious breakfast, do a little holiday shopping, and listen to a concert performed by elementary students. I was pleasantly surprised to see such an outstanding community turnout to this event, despite the severe weather conditions. Also during the month, both our middle school and high school had holiday concerts that featured both our band and choir students. Mr. Sharritts and Mr. Waibel did a great job of preparing our students for these events. I encourage you to attend our many events that will be taking place in our buildings in the upcoming months. We must all work together to provide the best education possible for our students.
Your partner in education,