Dr. Manno's BCSD Brief, Edition #18, 2016-17 School Year
A Message from the Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools
Dear BCSD Families and Residents,
During our June 14th Board of Education meeting, we will enthusiastically unveil the culminating work of our 2016-17 Strategic Planning Committee. Please see the detailed information below.
We continue to work hard to constructively engage our community for the betterment of our schools and District. This month we conducted our final meeting of the 2016-17 First Responders Safety and Security Task Force. This is a group of first responders from all of our towns, including county, state and local police, school operational leaders, town leaders, and individuals from other regional emergency management departments. The Task Force comes together several times per year to ensure the safety, security, and emergency preparedness of our schools and school community. We wish to thank those community members who reached out to us to provide positive feedback on the traffic light changes at the entrance to Fox Lane campus, which was a topic addressed during our Task Force meetings.
Our Budget Advisory Committee will come together for the final wrap-up meeting of the school year to reflect on our process and to begin to plan for the future
We are always proud of the achievements of our students. In this Edition of the Superintendent's Scoop, you will find a listing of Fox Lane High School's recent inductees into the National Honor Society, FLHS Award and Senior Scholarship winners, as well as a listing of current colleges/universities to which Fox Lane students will matriculate in the fall.
We all enjoy this exciting time of year with so many student events, performances, activities, and awards celebrations. Please see our District calendar on our website for these enjoyable events.
To keep informed, check out our District Facebook Page, Twitter Feed, and our school and parent association web pages/newsletters. Also, subscribe to our events calendar and athletics calendar. You may find Board meeting materials and subcommittee minutes in Board Docs.
Please accept our appreciation for your support for BCSD.
Colette Dow, President
Brian Sheerin, Vice President
Dr. Christopher M. Manno, Superintendent of Schools
BCSD Strategic Planning
The Strategic Planning Committee functioned under the direction of Board of Education Committee Chair, President, Ms. Colette Dow and Committee facilitator, Dr. Christopher Manno, Superintendent of Schools. The overarching purposes of strategic planning were to:
Uncover shared values
Recommit to a refreshed Mission, or purpose, for why we exist as an educational institution
Clarify a Vision for the achievement of the Mission
Identify critical issues that must be addressed through near-term and long-term goals and objectives
This work will drive our District and building objectives for the coming 1-5 years. Objectives are identified under Four BIG Goals Areas:
Improve Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Programs
Improve Climate and Safety
Improve Community Engagement, Communications, and Transparency
Improve Fiscal, H.R., and Operational Oversight and Management
Committee Work Products
- Refreshed Overarching Philosophical Constructs - Core Values and Beliefs, Mission, and Vision
- A synthesis of objectives to be accomplished over near, mid, and long-range timeframes under FOUR BIG Goal Areas.
- The Pillar of our Strategic Planning Work: The BCSD Success Plan 2017 - a one-page document, which makes our direction and works transparent and accessible to all.
Our Strategic Planning products are a synthesis of the work of:
The BCSD 2016-17 Strategic Planning Committee
2016-17 Budget Advisory Committee
2016-17 Space and Enrollment Advisory Committee
2016-17 Student Achievement Advisory Committee
2017 Leadership Team Goals Convocation
The administration shall engage in the process of action planning to accomplish goals and objectives outlined in the Strategic Plan.
NOTICE: Balloon Test
Celebrating Fox Lane High School's New National Honor Society Inductees
Induction into the NHS is one of the highest honors bestowed on students at Fox Lane High School. Four pillars guide the selection of students for NHS:
Tiffany Batista Concepcion
Elizabeth De Palma
Gregory Fleming Jr.
Ricardo Najera Martinez
Maria Perez Lopez
FLHS Award and Senior Scholarship Winners!
On Tuesday, May 16, Fox Lane HS held its Award Ceremony. The document here includes the names of all the award winners and their corresponding awards.
On Thursday, May 25, over 150 students received scholarships. Click here to download the list of scholarship winners.
Congratulations to Fox Lane Students: Current College Commitments
Berkeley College of White Plains
Berklee College of Music
Borough of Manhattan Community College of the CUNY
California College of the Arts (San Francisco)
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Carnegie Mellon University
College of Charleston
College of Mount Saint Vincent
College of William and Mary
Cuyahoga Community College, Metropolitan Camp
Eastern Florida State College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
Florida State University
Frost School Of Music
Full Sail University
George Mason University
Hamilton College - NY
Indiana University at Bloomington
International Christian University
Iowa State University
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the CUNY
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson & Wales University (Providence)
Le Moyne College
Loyola University Maryland
Manhattan School of Music
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Miami University, Oxford
Mount Mercy University
New York University
Pace University, New York City
Pace University, Westchester Campus
Plymouth State University
Purchase College State University of New York
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Sacred Heart University
St. Lawrence University
State University of New York - Plattsburgh
State University of New York at Albany
State University of New York at New Paltz
Stevens Institute of Technology
SUNY Alfred State College
SUNY College at Brockport
SUNY College at Cortland
SUNY College at Geneseo
SUNY College at Oneonta
SUNY Morrisville State College
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
The George Washington University
The New School - All Divisions
The University of Alabama
The University of Arizona
The University of Iowa
The University of Montana, Missoula
The University of Tampa
The University of the Arts
University at Buffalo The State University of New York
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Chicago
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Denver
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of New Hampshire at Durham
University of New Haven
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rhode Island
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St. Louis
West Virginia University
Westchester Community College
Leadership Position Round-Up
- Superintendent of Schools
- Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
- Director of Human Resources and Development
- Assistant Superintendent for Business and Administrative Services
- Director of Health, Athletics and P.E.
- Fox Lane Middle School Principal
- Fox Lane High School Principal
We are in the final stages of concluding several other selection processes:
- Semi-finalists have been identified and interviewed for the BVES Principal position and we are in the final decision-making stages.
- We have advertised, engaged the school community, and are in process of interviewing and selecting finalists for the MKES Principal position.
- We have advertised regionally and Nationally for the for Director of Special Education position.
Other positions that will need to be addressed as a result of these decisions include MKES Assistant Principal and K-12 Supervisor of Special Education. We are also in the process of filling multiple Curriculum Coordinator positions. We anticipate starting the 2017-18 school year with a strong and stable team of District, school and teacher leaders in place and ready to move our Strategic Plan into the future.
Congratulations, Mary and Jason!
Year-End Board Meeting Round-Up
- Performance by FLHS Jazz Ensemble
- Recognition of state and national student musicians
- Recognition of FLHS Science Students who participated in Environthon
- Presentation by the District Financial Advisor, Capital Markets, Inc.
- BoE Policy Reading on Pupil Representation on the Board of Education as first presented by FLHS Public Policy students
- Strategic Planning Committee to present the BCSD Success Plan 2017
- Presentation on FLHS grade distribution and student profile
- Recognition of outgoing BoE Member
- Recognition of BCSD Retirees