Bomber Bulletin

" Every day is a GREAT day to be a Bomber!" ~ Jeff Stanley

Fall is Here!

It's hard to believe that we've closed the books on September and we are moving right into October! Students and staff have been working hard these past few weeks as everyone adjusts to the routines and procedures in each building. Both buildings have been practicing safety drills, with more drills coming in the near future. We will continue to communicate with families via social media when we conduct safety drills. It's imperative we refine our processes and prepare for any potential safety issue. We appreciate our students' and staff's cooperation in all of our drills.


We had our first early release day in September which provided our teachers the opportunity to engage in meaningful professional development. Just a reminder, all early release days will follow the same schedule as September. Maplewood, EA, and preschool students do not participate in early release days- they follow their normal schedule.


September closed out Attendance Awareness Month. The district had over 200 students who had perfect attendance during the month of September! We are so proud of our students and their honest effort to attend school. Thank YOU to our families for providing a positive support system at home which encourages students to attend school.


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KT Elementary Halloween Parade

This year's Halloween Parade at KT Elementary will start at 2 PM on Friday, October 26 for students in grades K-4. Class parties will follow the parade.


The preschool students will have their Halloween celebrations on Wednesday, October 31. The AM will celebrate from 10:15-11:30 AM. The PM preschool celebration will be from 2-3:15 PM.


Parents and families are welcome to join the students! If you have any questions, please call the main office at 330-326-9800.

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September's Focus: PREPARED

The district will be focusing on various components of our Positive Behavior Intervention and Support System (PBIS) each month. Last year, the PBIS team chose the word PRIDE to represent Windham. Each letter stands for a different piece of the district's mission:


P: Prepared

R: Respect

I: Integrity

D: Demonstrate Safety

E: Excellence


In both buildings, you will find banners spelling out the word PRIDE. Underneath the banners are nomination slips where staff members have recognized students demonstrating their Bomber Pride. The JR/SR High School had over 100 names submitted through September! When you are in the buildings, stop and check out the PRIDE walls! You can find the JR/SR High PRIDE wall in the Hangar and KT Elementary's PRIDE wall in the main hallway.


The month of September focused on PREPARED. Students discussed what it looks like to be prepared, created SMART goals, and had discussions with our guidance counselors. October shifts the focus to the R: Respect.


Congratulations to our students! Keep showing off your Bomber PRIDE everywhere you go!

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Parent Portal: Valuable Resources for You

Each edition of the Bulletin will provide parents and guardians with resources to inform families about the latest trends and/or safety issues surrounding our youth. We hope you find this section helpful. If you would like to see certain topics covered, please email Laura Amero at lamero@windham-schools.org.

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Save A Life: Maybe Yours

The Record Courier provided Portage County Schools with a valuable resource, "Save a Life: Maybe Yours," which informs students and families about addiction. Students will be provided this resource and a specific resource for Windham families through their English classes and/or homeroom classrooms on Friday, October 5. The electronic versions are provided below. Please take the time to review this with your student. You will find that it provides eye-opening diagrams and statistics about drugs and addictions. This is a positive step in the right direction to work together to help our communities.

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The Vaping Trend

One topic gaining momentum in education is the trend of vaping among students. As illustrated below (graphic obtained from the American Psychiatric Association website), the trend is on the rise. We are taking steps to embed vaping education into our curriculum and to provide students with resources to help them understand the dangers of this habit. However, we need your help, too. Please be proactive with your children. Talk with them about the dangers of vaping and the longterm health effects it may have on them. Below are two helpful resources to help families better understand vaping. We care about the health and safety of our students and want to continue to support them with making healthy decisions.

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Important Dates & Information

JR/SR High School Official School Day: 7:35 AM-2:45 PM

*Breakfast is served at 7:20-7:32 AM


KT Elementary Official School Day: 8:30 AM-3:30 PM

*Breakfast is served from 8:15-8:30 AM



Homecoming Football Game: Friday, October 5 vs Newbury

*Promenade starts at 6 PM on the track

*Crowning is at halftime


High School Homecoming Dance: Saturday, October 6 in JR High Gym, 7-10 PM


Camp Fitch (Grade 6): October 8-10


KT Elementary Parent-Teacher Conference Night: Thursday, October 11 from 3:30-9 PM

*Contact your student's teacher to schedule a conference


No School: Friday, October 12


School Bus Safety Week: Monday, October 22-Friday, October 26


Early Release: Thursday, October 25

* Follow the same procedures as September's early release day


End of 1st Nine Weeks: Friday, October 26

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