Welcome back to every-one again for the start of another great year. We have some new looks in the school as far as the building goes, the staff goes, and the students as well!!!
The school received a lot of attention this summer as much of the renovations and construction work that was planned was completed this summer, including the last few days before students came back and as well the last couple weeks as some furnaces are being hooked up and some areas that needed to be buttoned up at the end of the job. ConTech has done a really nice job of the school and we continue to be thankful of such a good crew of guys to work with, headed up by Kevin Sawyer.
We want to officially welcome a few new staff members who are on staff this year at our school. Welcome back to Mr. Brandon Hutchinson who has returned this year to teach ELA and Social Studies to the senior students. Welcome to Mr. Carter Block who is the Grade 9 homeroom teacher. Welcome to Miss Jeslyn Smith, our new Home Ec teacher. Welcome to Miss Mary Kolach who is our new Special Education Resource Teacher for the school, and welcome again to Miss Janine Buchinski our Kindergarten teacher. We’re so fortunate to include these new teachers on what is already a wonderful staff at Hanley. Welcome new staff as well as welcome back to the returning staff.
We are also happy to be able to let you know about an increase of 15 students to what we had projected for September. That’s going to bring our total number to 232 for the fall. It’s a nice healthy number for our school. Welcome to all the new students and their families. We’ll hope to see you all at the Meet the Staff and Tri-Conferences evenings we hold in October.
Our extra-curricular programs have all hit the ground running this fall as well, as per normal. The SRC representatives are heading to the Student Leadership Conference this week with Miss Smith. The Senior Girls just won their tournament in Colonsay this past weekend. The Junior Girls played some spirited volleyball in Loreburn this past weekend, and the Football team handily took care of Viscount on Friday.
I’m always looking forward to the approach of fall to get back into the halls with staff, students and parents. This year is not different. Mr Anderson and I will always tell you that the best way to help your students succeed is to encourage them to get involved in our school wherever and whenever they can, and we’ll work through the road bumps of learning and social interactions together. That’s all for now. As always, Mr. Anderson and I would love to talk to you if you have time to drop by the office or give us a call. Take care and I’ll talk to you soon.