September has always been a season of change. Summer gives way to fall. Days get shorter and the leaves begin to turn. Few changes are as dramatic as the start of a new school year! New classes, new teachers and this year for SD 60 there's even a new school. We'll be opening our newest elementary school - Margaret Ma Murray Community School -this September.
Certainly the new school opening is our biggest story but so much happens in September. Students new to our system or communities will be attending for the first time. Teachers new to the area, or even new to the profession, will be introducing themselves to classes anxious to know just what might be in store for them over the next 10 month.
Northern district's like ours face many challenges. Whether its getting the last of the new furniture delivered and in place at Ma Murray or finding hiring and placing the last of our new and needed staff, there will be a lot going on this fall. No doubt there will be challenges and frustrations, as we all strive to find the best ways forward, but what really sets our district apart is the resilience, creativity, patience and innovative spirit our community members display.
So welcome back. Over the next ten months i'll look forward to sharing our district's story. There will undoubtedly be all sorts of stories to tell - some good, some challenging, many exciting and all unique in their own way. A new year is beginning. Let's see where it takes us!