Summer 2018 Updates

Posted by Mrs. Andrea L. Galenski on 7/19/2018

It is with sincere hope that the initial part of summer with family and friends has already brought more connectedness, enjoyable experiences and special memories. The beginning of summer for us has brought warmth and enjoyment as our Summer Feeding Program began for the first time in our District and has already proven to be successful for our students and their families.  It began on July 9th and we were able to serve sixty students lunch.  Our students have been respectful, appreciative and are able to eat a healthy lunch each day while spending time on the grass and in the park right here in the Village of Sloan.  We are grateful that our students are benefitting from this program that we put in place to support our children and their families.

At this time of year, it is always important for me to express my sincere gratitude for your partnership with all of us here in the Cheektowaga-Sloan School District.  As a result of the continued work that we do both here at school and with your support at home, we had a successful 2017-2018 school year filled with abundant learning opportunities for all learners and lasting memories for students, staff, families and our community. 

It is also important for me to take this opportunity to recognize our entire school community for your continued support with passing our 2018-2019 Budget this past May.  I am truly obliged for your trustworthiness in our schools and your confidence in our leadership.   Thank you for your continuous support and loyalty in working together with us to ensure that our students are provided with the most esteemed educational experience possible in the Cheektowaga-Sloan School District. 

Our Leadership Team has already been working hard this summer to develop a refined District Vision that all of us will live by each day and that will guide all decisions that are made as we educate all children.  In sharing the beginning portion of our District Vision, it is my hope that you will recognize how strongly we feel about the students with whom we work with each day and that each and every one of them is important to us.

Our District Vision begins and is grounded in the importance of Educating the Whole Child through supporting academic, social and emotional growth—respecting and appreciating that all students are worthy of intellectual respect, that the life and mind of each child is precious, that together we achieve more, and that differences should be valued and appreciated.

Once the Vision is finalized, it will be shared with all of you so that together we can work to make the vision a reality and strengthen it with each passing year.

As we think about the upcoming school year, it is with great enthusiasm and pleasure that I share with our community that we have hired a new JFK HS Principal to join our Leadership Team.  Mr. Jeremy Moore has been in education for twenty-one years and has served in various capacities, such as chemistry teacher for seventeen years, coach, mentor and most recently as the Assistant Principal at Brockport High School for the past four years.  He is passionate about developing strong, positive and respectful relationships with students, teachers, staff, families and the community.  Mr. Moore believes that it is critically important to balance academic growth with social and emotional growth which directly supports our District Vision and philosophy about educating children.  He is most appreciative of our confidence in him as he leads JFK HS to new levels of success and he is extremely eager to begin meeting everyone, learning about JFK HS and our School District, and working as a team to propel our District forward toward greater levels of success for all.

May this beautiful summer bring all students, teachers, staff, families and our community renewed energy, relaxation, valued time with friends and family, and most importantly—a sense of tranquility.  I look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Thursday, September 6, 2018. 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Andrea L. Galenski

Superintendent of Schools