January 20, 2023
Hello WCPS Families,
It was an honor to join other District leaders at several community events as we collectively honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observing the involvement of our students at several of these events was another proud moment for me as Superintendent. We kicked off the activities with Warren County Public Schools’ 9th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, which featured our students’ writing, artistic and lyrical accomplishments. We heard from an AMAZING all-district choir composed of students from all four of our high schools. We also recognized the incredible talents of our students through a creative display of impressive artwork and written essays. We were honored to have local media coverage of this special event which you can view at WBKO Television and WNKY Television.
I was also honored to attend Jonesville Academy scholars' Tie Ceremony held at WKU as we recognized more outstanding young leaders for their commitment to leadership and service in our community. These remarkable young men are modeling the way for their peers as we continue to focus on servant leadership within our schools and community. It’s always a fun time placing ties on our young men as we recognize their commitment to excellence & their remarkable accomplishments.
Dr. King stood for equality and opportunity for all, and WCPS strives to honor his legacy by providing an inclusive learning environment where all students are valued and supported. We are modeling the way as evidenced by TEAMWCPS’ involvement and I want to thank everyone who came together to represent the very best of WCPS as our community recognized and celebrated Dr. King’s legacy and the impact he left on our nation.
On Saturday, January 14, the FIRST LEGO League competition was held at Briarwood Elementary. There were 25 participating teams, 175 students total and 125 students from nine schools across WCPS’ district. This is an incredible experience for STEM learning and exploration and it was a joy to see our students engaged in hands-on learning demonstrating confidence and teamwork skills. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated instructional technology team at WCPS and I am thankful to each of them for working tirelessly to expand student learning opportunities in the area of STEM education. You may click here to see the story from WNKY Television.
We want to introduce you to a new member of Team WCPS who you are certain to see out in our community. Michelle Corder comes to us from Graves Gilbert Clinic where she was a medical assistant for the Graves Gilbert Pediatrics Department for 30 years. She is the new Program Coordinator for Community Outreach and Parent Engagement and she will be coordinating our Leap Forward bus initiative. The Leap Forward bus is a K-12 education tool offering routes all over Warren County, providing technology stations and wifi access for vulnerable populations with limited (or no) access to technology in their homes. K-12 instructional sessions and literacy development strategies will also be provided to support our efforts to close the learning gap among our most vulnerable student populations. In collaboration with Warren County Public Library, in the afternoon and evenings, adult education services will be provided including GED preparation, English speaking classes, and soft skill development. In addition, the Leap Forward bus is collaborating with WCPS’ Little Learners Mobile Classroom bus to serve the Lee Point and Bryant Way communities two times per week as we continue to expand partnerships between the school district and the communities we serve.
Thank you for your continued support and partnerships as we work collaboratively to ensure the success of every student.