Newsletter
  • Superintendent's Newsletter, October 9, 2019

     To:     Zeke Martinez, Wayne van Zwoll, Matt West, Tracy Zahn, Maggie Ochoa

     

    From:  Scott Sattler

     

    CC:     Eddie Morales, Tami Jackson, Diane Hull, Randy Hurley, Jesse Macy, Shawna Weiding

                Hanna Coffman, all staff. 

    Date:  10/09/19

    Re:      Supt. Report

    Strategic Plan Improvement Goals

     

    1. Ensure a school culture where every student is respected, safe, academically challenged and engaged.
    2. Ensure rigorous and relevant learning opportunities.
    3. Ensure high quality and effective personnel in all positions.
    4. Ensure strong partnerships with students, families, and community.
    5. Ensure district resources support the strategic plan.

     

    District items of interest:

    The next regularly scheduled school board meeting is October 28th, 2019 6:00 pm, Superintendent’s Office.

     

    Ensure a school culture where every student is respected, safe, academically challenged and engaged:

    The Great Washington ShakeOut Earthquake Drill, 10/17 @ 10:17 a.m. participating lets everyone know that you take earthquake preparedness seriously and that you are teaching our children what they need to know to survive should an earthquake happen.

     

    October is Disability Awareness Month. 

     

    The AFTERs program has started for students needing extra support.  AFTERs runs from 3:15-4:00. 

     

    Homecoming Week

                                                    Wednesday – Powderpuff football under the lights & FFA BBQ

                                                    Friday – Football game, Royalty Crowned

                                                    Saturday – Homecoming Dance

     

    Ensure high quality and effective personnel in all positions:

    Please welcome Linzie Cooper to the 5th grade teaching position.  Linzie comes to us from the Manson area and is very excited to join the Bridgeport Elementary team. 

     

    Additional coaches hired:  Brandon Jenicek (FB), Judith Carillo-Robles (VB), and Chris Gonzalez (Soccer).

     

    Ensure strong partnerships with students, families, and community:

    ECEAP pre-school parent meeting is scheduled for Oct 16th, 6:00 pm.

     

    Elementary School is doing a Spirit Week on the week of October 28th.

     

    The Elementary Culture Committee is hosting Trunk or Treat this year. We would love to invite staff in bringing their vehicles, decorating the trunk, and pass out candy to our amazing trick-or-treaters! This will be a sweet, fun, and EXCITING night! Staff can decorate a vehicle as a team or individually. Trunk or Treat will be on Thursday, October 31st from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

     

    The Cuban Guy assemblies are coming to Bridgeport MS/HS and parents on October 25th. Andres graduated with honors from Montclair State University with a major in Speech Communication and a minor in creative writing. He is the author of several international-selling books including "Inspire the Sleeping Giant Within" which is published in Korea, Africa, and USA; "How To Stay Motivated During Difficult Times" and "The Finish Line". Yet not everything came on a silver spoon for him. You see, at the age of 16 he escaped from Cuba. He arrived to America not knowing a word of English, without his parents, without any money, and was even homeless for a while.  How was he able to turn his life around? How did he go from living his worst nightmare (living on the streets) to living his dream? What inspired him? What had him succeed in spite of all his challenges?

     

    Ensure district resources support the strategic plan

    We have applied for three separate competitive grants to continue building improvements.  The rural school modernization grants could fund the high school roof repair and upgrade, HVAC controls in the elementary and high school, remodel the front office and doorway of the high school, and replace the cooling tower at the high school.  We are in the running for all of these competitive grants and if all are funded it will bring and additional $800,000 of capital projects to our facilities.

     

    Construction Update:  The Middle School is starting to see some of the finishing touches such as the exterior siding/roofing finishes up, curbs and sidewalks will be completed this next week along with asphalt for bus lanes and parking lots.  The gym will be painted, bleachers and score clock installed, and the gym floor striping will be completed by Nov. 11th.  Classroom carpets are going down this week along with interior cabinets.  The elementary and high school is progressing along the same lines just slightly behind the MS in terms of overall progress.  The elementary school should see significant progress in the next few weeks as the front of the school will regain sidewalk access.

     

    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, October 16th:    PSAT (9th-11th) @ 8:00 AM – lunch

    Wednesday, October 16th:    In School SAT (11th & 12th) @ 8:00 AM - ?

    Wednesday, October 16th:    Early Release for Professional Development

    Wednesday, October 16th:    ECEAP pre-school parent mtg.  6:00 pm

    Thursday, October 17th:       Great Washington Shake Out

    Thursday, October 17th:       Fillies Volleyball Senior Night

    October 21-26:                       Homecoming Week

                                                    Wednesday – Powderpuff football under the lights & FFA BBQ

                                                    Friday – Football game, Royalty Crowned

                                                    Saturday – Homecoming Dance

    Thursday, October 24th:       Fillies Soccer Senior Night

    Thursday, October 24th:       Cross Country Senior Night

    Friday, October 25th:            3rd Period Assembly – The Cuban Guy (motivational Speaker)

                                                                Parent Assembly 5:00pm

    Monday, October 28th:          School Board mtg.

    October 31st & November 1st: Student-led Conferences

    Thursday, October 31st:        Trunk or Treat at the Elementary

    Friday, November 1st:           Football Senior Night

    Friday, November 8th:           Veteran’s Day Assembly @ 8:30 AM (K-12) in HS gym

    Monday, November 11th:      Veteran’s Day – No School