Hello Timberlane Community:
It is hard to believe that the first quarter is already coming to an end and the holiday season is upon us. It is my hope that our students and families will celebrate their report cards later next month. It also my hope that parents and guardians will be proud of the grades that our students have earned and that they will set high standards for themselves for next marking period.
Our high school has had an outstanding fall athletic season. I would like to commend our athletic director Angelo Fantasia and all of our coaches for a job well done. Timberlane has many outstanding student athletes that represent our community in a positive way everywhere they go. Many opposing coaches have commented on the sportsmanship demonstrated by our coaches and student athletes. We are all very proud of their efforts.
Timberlane will be officially celebrating American Education Week for the first time during the week of November 12th with the Superintendent’s Leadership Teams essay contest. This year’s theme is Great Public Schools, A Basic Right and Our Responsibility. Students in grades 2, 5, 7, and 10 will be submitting essays of 500 words or less on “My Role in Making My School Great.” Finalists will be selected by building principals and their teams, and first place winners will be selected by the Superintendent’s Leadership Team. First place winners will then be invited to present their essays to the school board at the November 15th meeting at the Danville Elementary School. All participants will receive recognition for their participation. We want and deserve GREAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS. I am looking forward to hearing from our students as they share their contributions with us.
On another matter, we are in the process of preparing our budget for the 2013/2014 school year. Capital Improvements to renovate the high school did not pass last year, yet it continues to be a major need. In an effort to be mindful of the current economy we will not be proposing a warrant article to address the deficiencies of the mini-gym at the high school this year, however, the issue still needs to be addressed. I want to take this opportunity to commend all of the individuals who participate in the budget process. This includes all principals, department heads, central office administrators as well as the budget committee. We are hopeful that their efforts will be well received by all stakeholders in the Timberlane Community. Thank you in advance for your continued support!
Dr. Earl F. Metzler II