October 19, 2022
Good Afternoon Warren Students, Families, and Staff,
We have a couple of important announcements for the week of October 19.
Please remember that tomorrow is our District-wide Parent/Caregiver Teacher Conference Day. To accommodate our teachers' and families' time to meet, students do not attend school, and this is not an eLearning day. We appreciate your time and participation in this very important relationship.
As a valued partner, we are asking for your input on how we are doing with school climate, our communication, and meeting the needs of our students and families. The family / caregiver survey is now open until October 30. Linked here are the survey links for each school. Links can also be found in each school’s weekly newsletter. We appreciate your valuable time and feedback.
In 2018, Senate Bill 355 was passed and requires all public schools to provide age-appropriate research and evidence-based instruction on child abuse education and prevention to students in kindergarten through grade 12.
Beginning next week and in the first two weeks of November for our high school students, our school counselors will deliver lessons in child abuse education and prevention.
Students in grades K-5 will receive the Second Steps child protection program. These lessons prioritize personal boundaries and a student’s right to have their boundaries respected by others.
Students in grades 6-12, will receive the Monique Burr Foundation Teen Safety Matters protection program. Lessons will be shared that empower our youth with information and strategies to prioritize personal boundaries and a student’s right to have their boundaries respected by others. Lessons will also help students, recognize and respond appropriately to child abuse, exploitation, and digital dangers.
School counselors will remind all students that trusted adults are available to help with their safety. If you have any questions or wish to review either of the curricula, please reach out to your building principal.
Warren Central High School is hosting a College Fair and Financial Planning Night tonight from 5:30 to 8:00. High school students and families are invited to attend to learn more about area colleges, universities, and the military branches. At 6 pm, there will be a college planning session hosted by INvestEd. Please park in lot 4 and enter through doors 25 and 26.
I am excited to share that our 2-year renovation of Lowell Elementary is now complete, and we are looking forward to celebrating this on Monday, October 24 starting at 6 pm. We would like to invite our current and former Lowell students and families, as well as the Warren Township community, to join us.
Next Tuesday, October 25, all of our Freshmen, sophomores, and Juniors will be taking the PSAT. Students will be released at 1:30. Seniors will have the opportunity to use this day for college visits, career exploration, service learning, and or community service. Additional details will be sent to all students in the coming days.
Also, on Tuesday, October 25, at 7 pm, our Warren Township Council of PTA’s will be hosting a candidate forum for the upcoming school board elections on November 8. The forum will be held at the Warren Education and Community Center. The event will also be live streamed for viewing purposes only.
Starting tomorrow, our Warren Central High School Performing Arts program will perform their fall play, The Play That Goes Wrong, on Thursday, October 20, Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22, at our Warren Performing Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased at wcperformingarts.com.
Transportation Appreciation Week
October 17-21, we will celebrate Transportation Appreciation Week! Thank you to all of the Warren Township Transportation Department for going the extra mile for kids! Please help us appreciate our transportation team by sharing a compliment or positive note!
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the outstanding Principals, Assistant Principals, Deans, and Directors we have in our MSD Warren Township schools. As we celebrate Principal Appreciation month, please help me in sharing your appreciation for our school and program leaders throughout the District.
Enjoy the rest of your week, and thank you for your continued investment in our students, staff, and schools.
#Together…WarrenWill grow our students!
Dr. Tim Hanson, Superintendent of Schools for MSD Warren Township