It seems like we packed a lot of learning and activities in a short amount of time. The month of September always seems to fly by. We had many great things happening academically and socially at FK-8. Academically we completed benchmarks for the first quarter and the students were on task during testing. The teachers did a great job or preparing the students for the test. I was in the hallways quite often and was impressed with the effort of the students. Following the benchmarks were the parent/teacher conferences, which were well attended. We appreciate the support of our parents in all grade levels. My overall assessment is that it has been a great first quarter in the classrooms. Some of our social events included sports. The girl’s softball team made district runner-ups and played their hearts out. The boy’s baseball lost in the semi-finals. Both teams played hard and had a wonderful season. Another big event was the ALS ice bucket challenge. I was challenged by Mr. Gates at the high school, so we had all the kids come out and cheer me and some the teachers on as we got doused. Finally, we completed our school lip dub which went great. I have attached the link below for our families to watch and enjoy. What a great staff and group of kids we have.