Before the start of the holiday break, students, families, community members and administrators gathered in the Shaw Avenue Elementary School library for the district's Board of Education meeting on Dec. 18. The evening consisted of a musical performance from Shaw Avenue students and a thorough technology presentation for the community on what is next for the district.
Under the direction of Stephanie Fischer, the students performed “Haida,” a Hebrew folk song that aligned with the district’s strategic plan of preparing students for the 21st century with their new World Language Exploration program. Family members showed their support and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicholas Stirling praised the students and all the staff members throughout the district for a job well done with the recent winter concerts.
“We value all the various cultures and this is just another opportunity for students to at least have the exposure and the understanding of different languages across the world,” he said.
Following the performance, a district technology update was provided by Patrick Fogarty, the director of technology. Through an engaging presentation, he shared with the board and community members on what the district has embarked on recently in the field of technology and what the plans are for the future. For the 2018-19 focal points, Fogarty spoke about a Makerspace build-out, device expansion and refresh, district and network security and Eno board replacement cycle.