Monthly Archives: February 2011

When You Look In The Dictionary Under Tough…

I ran a lot of track. My football coach made me. I didn’t much like it but I did it anyway. It can be a demanding sport, or at least I thought it was demanding at the time. But my … Continue reading

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The Perils of Dedication

Elementary principals are a special breed. They’ll do most anything to promote student achievement. I’ve seen them shave beards, mustaches and the occasional scalp. For those that prefer to keep their hair, they often dye it a wide variety of … Continue reading

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New Interactive District Nutrition Website

We all know that childhood obesity is at epidemic proportions. And we all know that establishing good nutrition and wellness behaviors in children is important. No one knows this better than SCSD #1 Food Services Manager Gail Wilkerson. Yesterday, Gail … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Sublette 9 Proposal

I guess it will come as no surprise to Sublette 1 residents that the Sublette 9 proposal to share BOCES and Recreation mill revenues has generated a lot of questions. In an effort to increase awareness regarding this issue, we … Continue reading

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February KPIN Interview

I can’t tell you how much I enjoy my interviews on KPIN. Only Bob Rule could segue from Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen to a school district issue. Masterful. Anyway, my thanks to Bob and KPIN for allowing … Continue reading

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AED’s and The Fast Forward Button

My first administrative job was as a high school principal in a small rural Illinois town. As farming was the only real industry in the area, most people commuted at least twenty or more minutes to their jobs if they … Continue reading

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No it’s not a new high stakes test our students will have to pass to graduate, although let’s keep that to ourselves; the legislators don’t need any help. During the last six months there’s been a lot of public discussion … Continue reading

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I would like to thank everyone who attended the Q&A session at the PAC 3rd Anniversary Celebration regarding the Sublette 9 proposal on the sharing of REC and BOCES mill revenues. There was a lot of great discussion. Big Piney … Continue reading

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WOW! Take a look at the results from the Regional Science fair below. Way to go Pinedale Middle School and Pinedale High School students and teachers! MIDDLE SCHOOL REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR Best in Fair Project: Devan LaMere Animal Science 1st … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our February Students of the Month! Elementary School – Kodie Egle Middle School – Austin Lewis High School – Talyn Costello

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