January 2018 School Board Recognition
USD 286 CELEBRATES OUR SCHOOL BOARD LEADERS THIS JANUARY
January is School Board Recognition Month, and Chautauqua County Community Schools expresses appreciation to these community leaders who volunteer countless hours to provide leadership for our public schools.
“Our board of education members lead by example,” said Superintendent, Nathan Hinrichs “They do their homework and come prepared to listen to reports and make decisions in the best interest of all children in our community. They also attend specialized professional development to stay on top of education issues and trends, and represent our district on other committees and advocacy events. And they do all of this because they are committed to creating opportunities for all children in our community.
School board members in Sedan develop policies and make tough decisions that help shape the future of our education system. They bear responsibility and oversight for an annual budget of $4 million, 400 students, 90 employees and 3 buildings.
“We are grateful to have this opportunity to formally say ‘thank you’ to each of them,” said Hinrichs.
The men and women serving USD 286 are:
Chautauqua County Community Schools encourages the entire community to thank a school board member, not only this month but throughout the entire year.
At USD 286, we strive to help all students find their passion and become successful members of society. In order to prepare our future leaders for the global market, we have placed a stronger emphasis on aligning curriculum with career-readiness standards. On Friday November 17, 2017 Sedan High School hosted a Career Day. This was a unique experience for our students, as twenty of the twenty-four presenters, were Sedan High School graduates. Students from grades 6-12 spent the day attending sessions and learning about various careers. Careers represented included: medical, Art/pinstriping, law enforcement, education, paramedics, banking, welding/lineman, agriculture, social work, information technology, career/workforce, business management, and dental hygienist. All of our presenters took time from their busy schedules to come back and share their knowledge with our students. Our students were able to interact with actual professionals (many of which had walked the SHS hallways), to hear their experiences from High School and learn how they reached their career goals. Many of the presenters also shared their personal struggles and accomplishments on their unique paths’ to success.
The presenters were provided lunch from Mrs. Pinard and her FACS class, Mr. Farrice’s productions classes made schedules and packets for all the students and Mrs. Carolyn Williams planned and organized the event. Sedan High School is proud to partner with our alumni to help our students become college and career ready and to find success in all their endeavors. We would like to make Career Day even bigger and better next year, so please do not hesitate to share suggestions or volunteer to present. Thank you to all the SHS alumni and friends who made this day a success.
On Tuesday, October 31, Chautauqua County Community Schools hosted two special visitors. Thank you, Dr. Randy Watson (Kansas Commissioner of Education) and Mr. Jim Porter (State BOE) for visiting our school and spending time with our students and staff. #KansasCan