Superintendent's Messages

Marianne Litzman SuperintendnetDear Members of Our School Family,

Welcome to a new school year for 2018-2019, promising many new changes and wonderful learning experiences for our students. As your new superintendent of schools, it brings me great joy to lead this school community in helping every child to reach their full potential!

Our staff has been quite busy over the summer preparing all of our buildings for optimal learning environments. Through community support for the school budget and with funds from the bond, capital and maintenance allocations, designated elementary schools will have new roofs and site work and floor refinishing for all-purpose rooms, stages and gymnasiums. The middle school will have a new gymnasium floor, track and field, refurbished bathrooms and a STEM Maker Space Lab. The high school gymnasiums received new wall padding and the girls’ locker room has been refurbished. Enhanced safety features for district buildings will include man traps and swipe cards as well as the continuation of security guards in all our schools.

Exciting learning opportunities will be provided for our students with the expansion of the district Pre-K program to Woodland, an introduction to Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools (FLES) beginning with grade 3 this year, STEM activities for middle school students and Advanced Placement Capstone Seminar for high school students. Students will enjoy new textbooks for World Languages, American Sign Language, and Advanced Placement Language and Composition.

The School Calendar and Parent Guide is a communication tool designed to keep you informed of Board of Education, PTA, SEPTA, Band Parents Association and Booster Club meetings. We welcome your attendance and participation in strengthening home-school connections. I welcome your participation and look forward to sharing, with pride, our commitment in providing outstanding opportunities to prepare our students for a world they will meet upon graduation and beyond.

Marianne Litzman