From the Office

Well, if any of you can tell me where this last school year has disappeared to, I’d appreciate the help. It has been a fantastic year for me “from the office” and I would like to make sure I take the time here to thank everyone for helping make that so. We have a wonderful group of people working in this building for the students, and I’m quite proud of their efforts to make our school a great place to be. I’d also like to recognize the students at Hanley Composite School for their hard work this year and their efforts to make this a school they can be proud of. It’s pretty hard to be best friends with 240 other students every day, year after year, but the students to a pretty good job of being respectful to everyone and working with each other. As I write this, I’m nervously awaiting my second son to decide to enter the world, and my hopes are that his future years at school can be as fun as what I see students in our school enjoy.

We’re also at that time of year where we need to say farewell to a couple people from our staff. I want to say thank-you on behalf of everyone for twenty years of work with students to Mrs. McRae and Mrs. Beaumont. Your work each year supporting students and helping out in so many other ways around the school will be sorely missed by all of us. We wish you health and happiness on your retirements. We also want to wish a happy retirement to Mrs. Patkau, retiring from her bus driving position. Your work of keeping the students safe on the roads to and from school every day is very important and we appreciate what you’ve done to make that possible.

With the end of the year will also come a farewell to two of our teachers who were filling temporary contracts at our school. Thank you to both Ms. Anderson who was replacing Mrs. Burgess on her medical leave, and also to Miss Gabora who was replacing Mrs. Romanchuk while away on her maternity leave. We will miss your work in the classroom with the students and the parts you played on our staff. Good luck on your next positions, to both of you.

I would like to wish good luck to our graduating stu- dents who are leaving us at the end of this year. Good luck in your future years and with your plans for next year and those to follow. Drop in some time and let us know how things are going.

To everyone else, enjoy the summer and the rest and relaxation that comes with time away from work and school. Hopefully some warm weather and sun is in our future in July and Au- gust. Mr. Anderson and I would love to talk to you if you have time to drop by the office. Take care and I’ll talk to you soon.

Chris Tucker