Raider Nation Staff Newsletter

Week of May 27, 2019

The Homestretch...

Hello Raider Nation --

On this Memorial Day, thank you for taking a moment to honor and remember our servicemen and servicewomen who answered America's call to service and paid the ultimate price.

This past week was a busy one with a focus on our seniors and their graduation. The week was filled with final exams, rehearsals, and the awards ceremony. It ended with our Commencement Ceremony on Friday. I want to thank everyone who endured the craziness of last week. As I mentioned to a lot of you, I had forgotten how hectic that last week could be.

In the middle of the storm was our very own Jeannette Bonomo-Thomas. Words cannot express how grateful I am to her for all of her hard work and time put into making our commencement ceremony a success. Moreover, having to put up with me and all of my ideas and constant barrage of questions. Thank you Jeannette for remaining always calm, cool, and collected. I received many compliments regarding our ceremony and those are all credited to you. THANK YOU!

I want to also thank the all the staff that assisted in making our ceremony a success. Whatever your role, the collective effort of the staff truly made a difference. I cannot forget my awesome administrative team. They have endured all of the craziness this past week and “went with the flow.” Thank you Adrienne, Lisa, Mike, and Sam. Lastly, I appreciate all of the support from everyone – the encouragement, the emails, etc. A principal’s first graduation is an indelible experience and I am so thrilled to have shared it with you!

At our ITL meeting last week, we discussed those individuals with classes that have three or less students. Please touch base with your ITL if you have a class or classes that meet this criteria. ITLs – please remember to get that information to Adrienne Nasir ASAP. Please be advised that those teachers with senior classes and have no students will assist with school-wide duties – test proctor, lunch duty, sub coverage. Thanks so much!

Next week, June 4 is a three-hour early dismissal day. Principals received an email to let staff know that this is NOT a telework day ☹. Staff are expected to be in the building or take leave this day. On June 5, 8th graders from our four feeder schools will visit Atholton. Adrienne will send out more information on the schedule this day. Mike Senisi has already sent something out regarding clubs. Please check your email.

Have a fantastic week!

See you tomorrow!




Thursday -- Non-tenured Teacher Meeting

Mark Your Calendar

June 4 -- School Closes 3 hrs Early

June 5 -- 8th Grade Visitation Day

June 19 - 21 --School Closes 3 hrs Early (Last Days of School)