Happy Friday! I do hope that you all are ready for one hot weekend! I am planning to spend the weekend watering my lawn. With that new lawn, it needs to be well watered!
This is our first full week without teachers and students, so is pretty quiet around here! One of my major accomplishments this week was completing administrator evaluations. This is one of those items that takes some time to complete, but the conversations I am able to have with the administrators are fantastic! A big portion of the week was spent in search of a new custodian, but unfortunately finding a replacement for Don has proven difficult. The one person we did hire resigned after only two days! I suppose we’ll keep looking next week. In the interim, we have asked our summertime help to work full shifts instead of the regular split shift. While not a suitable fix, it does help to relieve some of the pressure.
The picture above depicts the big news of the week: demolition. In this photo, I am standing at the end of the hallway by the music and art room looking up toward the ramp. You can see a large hole where the ramp once stood. At the top right of the photo are the steps leading down to the competition gym. When this photo was taken, they were just beginning to consider how to remove those steps. A little later on that afternoon, they had started pulverizing them with jackhammers. I predict those steps will be gone by the end of the day on Monday. In addition to this, all the ceilings and lights have been removed from the early childhood and fine arts wings. If you would like to come up and check it out, let me know! I would love to show you around.
Have a great weekend!
Dr. Anthony D. Voss, Superintendent