June 27, 2022
I hope this message finds you enjoying a great summer with your family and friends!
We’ve had an exciting summer with the announcement of four new principals! Dr. Cody Rich was announced as the new principal of Jennings Creek Elementary, Mr. Marlow Hazard was announced as the new principal of Warren Elementary, Mrs. Brooke Knight was selected as the new principal of Rockfield Elementary, and Mrs. Lori Darnell was selected as the new principal of Cumberland Trace Elementary. They are all life-long educators who work to put children and families first every day. We’re so excited for the 2022-2023 school year and the great leadership they’ll continue to bring to WCPS!
This past year, our district piloted a program where two of our feeder systems offered preschool four days per week. For the 2022-23 school year, preschool will be offered four days per week at ALL 15 elementary schools! The importance of early learning is reflected in our new hashtag #PreschooltoProfession. Expanding preschool to four days per week will afford our preschool students more opportunities to achieve learning milestones as we recognize the pandemic has impacted their learning progression. High-quality early education is a foundational piece of our Portrait of a Graduate and aligns with our belief in preparing children for college and career readiness! Click here for more information!
Our remarkable Nutrition and Dining Services (WCNDS) team has been busy working hard during our annual Summer Feeding program. We will have two schools serving meals Monday – Friday through July 22 (Closed July 4). Those schools are Bristow Elementary & Jennings Creek Elementary. All children 18 or under are invited to enjoy a free breakfast meal and/or lunch meal in our cafeterias on those days. We are also continuing our tradition of taking food into our community throughout the summer. Our School Bus Café and Nutrition Van will be visiting several locations across our community Monday – Friday through July 22 (Closed July 4). WCNDS plans to serve well over 30,000 meals this summer. Please see the attached menu and flier for locations, dates, and times as we hope to see many of our students coming together to enjoy these nutritious meals.
Also this summer, you will see the Warren County Public Schools’ Little Learners bus out in the community providing instruction to our youngest learners! Through the efforts of our remarkable staff, instructional sessions will be offered this summer free of charge and are open to any families with children ages birth to age 5. In addition, you will also see the bus at various community events providing screenings, distributing learning kits and helping families register their children for preschool and kindergarten. The bus will be at the following community events:
June 30 - Preschool Registration Event, Warren East High School, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
June 30 - Preschool Registration Even, Greenwood High School, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
See the flyer below to see the summer route schedule for the free instructional sessions offered through the Little Learners bus:
I hope to see many of you at our Back to School Bash on Wednesday, July 27 at Warren Central High School! I wish for all of you to have a great summer, spending time with your family and friends, and I look forward to having the students back and ready to learn on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.