From the Superintendent's Desk:
Dear Westford Families:
I welcome you to the 2013-2014 school year. The summer represents an important opportunity for families to participate in many enjoyable activities. This time together is very important for every family. As we enter the sunset of summer, the excitement associated with another school year is upon us.
The backbone of every community is its school system, and ours is among the very best in the state. We have an outstanding staff, a rigorous curriculum and excellent students who come from wonderful families who value education.
Our classrooms are again ready to come alive! All summer, our buildings have been thoroughly cleaned by our custodians. Over the last several weeks, teachers have been transforming their classrooms into visually stimulating environments for learning that will open a childís eyes and mind upon entering. This week our schools will once again become vibrant centers of learning! As we welcome our students, I want to thank all of you for your support of our students and staff throughout the year - it's what makes this a very special town and school system.
Everett V. Olsen
August 24, 2012
Dear Staff, Students, Parents/Guardians & Community Members,
I greet you with great enthusiasm for the 2012-2013 school year. There is a wonderful sense of pride and accomplishment that permeates our school system. Over the last several years, our schools have received recognition for educational excellence. We have a very positive and supportive culture throughout our school system that encourages initiative, innovation and collaboration. Our students are being well prepared for the challenges that they will face in the future.
I want to thank the many staff who began preparing their classrooms in early August. Bulletin boards and walls were filled with a variety of stimulating educational materials, and classrooms were transformed into exciting centers of learning. I also want to thank our custodial and maintenance staff for thoroughly cleaning our buildings during the brief summer break. They take great pride in their work and the buildings sparkle. Our school system has a reputation for having some of the cleanest, most well-maintained schools in the Merrimack Valley.
During the first two weeks of the school year, our Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Christine Francis and I will be visiting every classroom and staff member in all schools to wish them a successful and enjoyable year. Once again this year I'm certain that we will see students actively engaged in learning activities on the first day of school. I'm always impressed by how prepared the staff and students are for a new school year.
I want to thank you for your ever-present support. Strong school/home partnerships create excellent school systems. We will settle for nothing less than excellence and I look forward to continuing to work with you and our staff to bring continuous improvement to Westford Public Schools.
Everett V. Olsen, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools