West Chester Area School District
A QUICK NOTE FROM SUPERINTENDENT SOKOLOWSKI
Welcome to October! The start of the fall season begins a truly festive and exciting time for all of our schools. While the fall colors announce the close of summer, it is the sound of a marching band, the fans at a football game, and the great spirit of our students that make October such a special time in our schools. Please enjoy our newsletter and the month ahead. Yes, that is “Bob the Builder” to the right working with Mrs. Baer’s kindergarten students on the letter construction site in her classroom at Mary C. Howse.
Here are a few important dates:
October is National Principals' Month
October 2: Custodial Day
October 11-15: National School Lunch Week
October 11: Columbus & Indigenous People Day
October 18-22: National School Bus Safety Week
October 21: Community Conversations Part 2
October 25: School Board Meeting
October 29 & 30: Fall/Halloween Celebrations
OCTOBER IS NATIONAL PRINCIPALS MONTH
PEIRCE MS STUDENTS SHINE AT THE SEPTEMBER SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLAR SEMI-FINALISTS!
The semifinalist list comes after high school juniors enter the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2020 PSAT. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.
WEST CHESTER EAST HIGH SCHOOL: pictured left to right: Lane Aubart, Julie Rostock, Matthew Bergin, Robert Latyak
B. REED HENDERSON HIGH SCHOOL: pictured left to right:
Nehal Devpura, Ryan Brophy, Vivek Inumella
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLAR COMMENDED STUDENTS
WEST CHESTER EAST HIGH SCHOOL: Srihan Basvapatri, Claire Chen, Ryan Kim, Giovina Leeds, Jason Leyden, Pranav Muthaiyan, Anushka Raina, Benedict Smith
B. REED HENDERSON HIGH SCHOOL: Ethan P Chheda, Keshvi Chheda, Anuja Kumbhardare, Chetan Muvvala, Sophia Neiblum, Dylan Smolders, Lucas Taylor-Storm
BAYARD RUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL: Antonios Koustourlis, Taylor Krafchick, Aidan Lefebvre, Alexandra Lutcavage, Elliott Seymour, Zachary Tolsdorf, David Youn
IMMEDIATE JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE WCASD
WCASD COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING FOR 2022-2025
The 2021-22 school year is a comprehensive planning year for our district. We’re excited about this process! Comprehensive planning engages our district community in identifying strengths, areas of need, and opportunities. From this work, committees work together to set goals, confirm strategies, and select measures to improve learning outcomes for all students. Here are our 5 goal areas for the comprehensive planning process:
- Access and Assessment of District Programming
- Innovative Teaching and Learning
- Student Involvement
- Fiscal and Capital Planning
- Special Education Planning
Currently, goal leaders are forming sub-committees with diverse stakeholders – teachers, administrators, students, parents, and community members. We’ll come together for our first meeting as a whole committee on Thursday, October 14th at East High School from 6:30-8pm.
YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND WCASD COMMUNITY CONVERSATION PART 2
The West Chester Area School District is leading a series of Community Conversations inspired by the title of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final book Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?
As a community member, your voice and your perspectives are important to us. If you’re new or returning to the discussion, we hope you can join us for Part 2 of Community Conversations held on Thursday, October 21, at Bayard Rustin High School (1100 Shiloh Road), beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Please register to attend the event by Thursday, October 14. Due to the format of the event, registration is required to attend. This event is not open to the media or anyone living outside the WCASD boundaries.