It’s hard to believe we are through the first quarter of the year already! The school year seems to be flying by. Our students and staff are busy with classes, athletics and many other events.
In the coming months you will be hearing much information regarding a Capital Project that the Bainbridge Guilford School District is embarking on with a public referendum vote hopefully in March. All school districts in New York State must have a building conditions survey competed every five years to fully assess and identify any areas of concern with structure, performance or safety. This building project has been warranted by the indication of many scope items that architects have noted that need fairly immediate attention. Please look for a more in-depth article on the Capital Project in this issue of the Blue and White.
Recently we launched the districts first, official Face Book page under the name “The Bainbridge Guilford Central School District.” A recent study found that 75% of all adults are using Face book. It is important to make sure we reach all community members, parents, staff and students and this is another way in which we hope to do that. Please take some time to scroll through our page and find current events, photos of staff and students, upcoming important dates, school delays and closings. Also in the very near future I will begin using Twitter to keep all who choose connected to the district.
We have begun researching the process to start a Future Farmers of America or FFA program here at Bainbridge-Guilford. I was asked by several students in my early days here if that was something that is possible. It is an involved process with fairly strict requirements to open a local chapter here at school. We will continue to meet to figure out the best path to offer this program to our students. We live in a large, agricultural area, and this would further enhance and serve our students.
My coffees with the community have been going very well. I am learning a lot and getting to meet many great people. I have been presented with lots of questions, concerns and suggestions. If you haven’t attended and are able, I would love the chance to meet and discuss with you your thoughts on our district.
We have recently wrapped up a very successful fall sports campaign here at BG. Our boys and girls varsity soccer teams made it to sectional play. Our varsity football team finished the year on a four game winning streak, and our girls’ varsity volleyball team made it to the section 4, class C championship before falling to Tioga. Winter sports are underway and I am confident our winter sports teams will also enjoy much success this season.
Please continue to email me your questions and thoughts. We have an outstanding district and outstanding kids. Please stop by and say “hi”, the door is always open!