A Time to Give
We would like to also thank the many businesses that step in to help during the holiday season. While several groups and businesses adopt an entire family, others adopt multiple families or provide the district with thousands of dollars of toys to distribute to our needy families.
Thank you again for your generosity and for helping us spread the holiday cheer this time of year. Proud to be a Hornet!
A Concert for the Ages
Weston Wonders Celebrate Thanksgiving
Weston's 1st grade students and staff enjoyed a community feast together. The teachers and parents came together to provide a delicious meal for some of our youngest Hornets. Through this meal, students learned valuable lessons about history, manners, helping others and the power of community. Furthermore, it was simply a time when students got to enjoy each other’s company, converse and build relationships.
They will never be forgotten
It is with heartfelt sorrow that the Kearsley family had to say goodbye to two wonderful educators who impacted thousands of lives. Their legacy will certainly live on. We will certainly miss Leann and Ed, two very special people with hearts of gold.
Holiday Cheer all month long
Middle School Holiday Band Concert
Come join our middle school bands as they play many of the classic Christmas tunes.
High School Holiday Band Concert
Enjoy our high school Symphonic, Wind Ensemble and Jazz bands as they entertain the audience with the music of the season.
This Christmastide featuring our Kearsley High School choirs and the Kearsley Alumni Choir
The KHS Melody Makers and A Cappella choirs will sing along with our alumni to create a magical evening of music and entertainment. Information about tickets to this once in a lifetime event are listed in this edition.
KHS / AMS Holiday Choir Concert
This concert will feature our middle school students singing everyone's favorite Christmas songs as well as our high school Treble Singers, Womens Chorus and Men's Chorus. These young singers are sure to set the mood for holiday cheer.
Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast
Safety and Security Remains a Priority
A Note from Superintendent Walworth
So, what are the procedures that we go through in making a decision to close the schools due to inclement weather?
First, the roads are driven early in the morning by our transportation and maintenance staff. I also tend to drive the roads to get a feel for the conditions. Starting about 24 hours before the bad weather rolls in, the county superintendents begin discussion about forecasts and text late into the night and early in the morning to get reports from each other and the people driving their districts' roads. Typically, I am up by 4:00 a.m. to begin communicating with the transportation director and our maintenance crew that is at the school plowing and salting. By 5:00 a.m., all the superintendents are communicating again to share reports. We also rely heavily on the guidance from the Genesee County Road Commission. We are very fortunate to have a strong relationship with this agency to get reports of road conditions firsthand, usually by 5:00 a.m. They let us know what has been plowed and what hasn’t, as well as whether they are dropping salt. In many instances, the temperatures get too cold for salt to work.
In case of extremely cold temperatures, we also rely heavily upon recommendations from the Genesee County Health Department and the Genesee County Emergency Management offices, as well as guidelines by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in determining when it is too dangerous for students to be outside for even brief amounts of time, such as waiting at a bus stop or walking to school.
It is never an easy call. If we close school we have people upset with us because “when I went to school, we walked through a foot of snow." If we don’t close, others will claim we do not care about the safety of the students and staff. That could not be further from the truth. Our first priority is and always will be the safety of our kids.