Posted on June 24, 2012
At the end of each school year it is important to reflect on all that has happened and then begin to plan for the next school year. From my perspective, this past school year was loaded with success stories as well as the introduction of some changes that will alter the future of the District.
Regardless of the economic climate, we experienced unprecedented success in academics, fine arts, and athletics. Our students performed admirably in local, state, and national endeavors which is important for their futures, but is also important for us as a community as we seek new families to enter the school community.
I was most proud of how well accolades were spread out among the student body. We had winners in science fairs, speech contests, poetry writing, all of the fine arts, nearly every sport, and once again made it to two national lists; one for academics and one for the fine arts.
It should also be noted that even though we are experiencing declining enrollment, as are most other schools in New York State, we have had the highest enrollments ever in the activities that we provide. Commendable to say the least.
Your support on the school budget was very humbling. We are all a part of something very special at West Genesee. We have faced adversity, prevailed, and continue to climb. Having a budget pass by 80% is affirmation that as a community we collectively agree on where we are headed.
I am thankful each and every day to be able to call myself the leader of OUR District and will continue to lead to the best of my ability. Our Board of Education, faculty, staff, and students will continue to make us shine as we head into the future.
Thank you again for the opportunity to lead such an amazing District and enjoy the summer.
As always, the future usually brings change. For West Genesee that will mean:
2012-2013 School Year:
2013-2014 School Year:
What the future will not bring is a change in our standards, core beliefs, or goals of making EACH and EVERY child ready for life after high school.
The mission of the West Genesee Central School District, in partnership with the community, is to ensure that each student attains the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary, not only for lifelong learning, but also for becoming a cooperative, self-directed, productive, caring citizen.