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Note from Tahoe-Truckee superintendent: Happy 20th anniversary to Glenshire Elementary

Rob Leri

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — School has been in full swing for just over a month now. I have been visiting each of the school sites, and outstanding teaching and learning is under way at all of our schools.

Recently, the Excellence in Education Foundation held their annual recognition event and recognized the winners of the Fellows and Star Awards. This is a huge honor and I wanted to congratulate all of our outstanding recipients.

In case you haven’t heard, our district has a new TV program on TTCTV, our local public cable TV station. September was our first show, and we will have a program monthly throughout the school year. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can access it from our home page at http://www.ttusd.org, or visit http://www.ttctv.com. This program provides another means for you to stay informed of all the great happenings in our district.

On Oct. 2, Glenshire Elementary School turned 20 and they hosted a wonderful celebration with music, a slideshow and food, and the school’s chorus performed. It was a great event.

October is School Bus Safety Awareness Month, and I would like to acknowledge the hard work and extensive training by our school bus drivers and bus fleet maintenance staff. I’d also like to thank those behind the scenes in transportation — these people are committed to ensuring our scholars are safe and well taken care of while on our buses.

On Monday, Oct. 5, we had a very successful Professional Development Day for our teachers and other certificated staff members. We hosted a unique, district-wide conference that was structured to meet the individual needs of our teachers. TTUSD took advantage of the wealth of expertise within our District and all of the sessions were led by staff members. It was an extremely productive day.

Halloween is right around the corner and it’s a good time to remind everyone about the important role we all play in reducing underage drinking. We need to set a positive example for our youth and be role models; underage drinking is not acceptable or inevitable, and it certainly is not a rite of passage. Let’s keep our kids safe!

We have a fun-filled, hands-on, family event coming up on Nov. 5 — the fourth annual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Fair at 6 p.m. at Truckee High, and all students in our district, as well as their families, are encouraged to attend.

Rob Leri is superintendent of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Email him at rleri@ttusd.org.