June 2011 From the Office

All signs point to the school year quickly coming to a close. Graduation, Kindergarten Orientation, Grade 6 transition meetings, year-end field trips, projects and final exams have already occurred or are quickly about to. My how time flies when you’re having fun! This has been another wonderful year at Hanley Composite.

As is always the case at this time of the year, we must say farewell to a number of people. We are preparing to say goodbye to our graduates as they will soon be moving on to new opportunities. We thank them for their many contributions to Hanley School and wish them all the best with their future endeavors. We are also saying farewell to several staff members. Miss Alana Wilson, our grade 3/4 teacher, has been with us in Hanley for the past three years. She will continue with her graduate studies at the U of S in the Department of Educational Psychology while teaching part time at Warman Elementary. We wish her all the best with this change in her professional life. Mr. Cory Lewis has been teaching grade 5 and 6 here in Hanley for the past two years. Mr. Lewis will be moving to teach at Dalmeny High School. His humor and quick wit will certainly be missed.

I will also be leaving Hanley School at the end of the year. I will be moving to become the new principal at Prairie View School in Dalmeny. Being here at Hanley School for the past four years has been a pleasure. It has indeed been an honour working with all the students, staff and community here. I value my time spent getting to know and work with all the students, from Kindergarten to Grade 12. We hear time and time again from guests in our school, what great kids we have here. I agree wholeheartedly. Mr. Anderson and all the staff are second to none. It has been a joy coming to work each day with such dedicated, enthusiastic and caring professionals. Thank you to the community for your support and partnership. We all want the same thing; for our students and children to be successful and so much can be done while following our school motto, “Achieving Success Together”.

Hard to believe, but our last day of school is Tuesday, June 28th. Kindergarten to grade 9 students will be bringing their report cards home with them on this day. The last day of classes for Grades 10 12 students is Wednesday, June 22nd. The students will be writing their final exams from the 23rd to the 28th. Grade 10 12 students may then come to the school any time between 9:00 and 10:30 on the morning of Thursday, June 30th, to pick up their report cards. There will be NO BUSSES that day.

Take care and on behalf of Mr. Anderson , the entire school staff, and myself, we wish everyone an enjoyable and restful summer!!