Dear Parents and Students
The 2018-19 school year is upon us and we could not be more thrilled to have everyone coming back very soon. The first day of school is one filled with excitement and energy, not often duplicated at any other time of the year. The new year brings with it the promise of a fresh start and new beginnings not only for students, but for staff members alike. The first day of school for all students will be Monday, August 27, 2018.
It is truly my belief that we are currently in one of the most exciting times for not only public education but also for the Baldwin-Whitehall School District. We continue to experience much change in the areas of staffing, programs and facilities. Staff changes have allowed us to welcome many new members to our faculty and assign fresh roles and responsibilities for some of our existing personnel. Student enrollment continues to grow. An example of this is
in kindergarten where we have hired a 16th teacher and have enrollment of nearly 370 students. We have also begun the process for significant renovations to our physical plants that will occur over the next several years.
Our theme for this year will continue as Transforming Learning, Inspiring Minds with specific objectives wrapped around our 6 Key Pillars for the District. Of particular focus for the year will be the areas of:
- Personalizing the Learning Experience for All Children
- Improving School Safety and Security
- Building on our Positive School Climate
- Embrace a Change Framework encouraging risk taking and opportunities to learn
Several projects this summer have been focused on these goals in our effort to provide an improved learning environment for all children and increase our pride in our schools and community.
Please come prepared and ready to join me in this work as we have the ability to influence the lives of children at an unprecedented level.
Randal A. Lutz
Superintendent of Schools