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4/10/2023 Superintendent's Message
Dear Iroquois Family,
Good afternoon, here is important information for the week of April 10th.
Board of Education
The Iroquois Board of Education will be holding its monthly meeting this week, Wednesday April 12th at 7:00 pm. You can attend in-person or watch it live on the District main webpage www.Iroquoiscsd.org. Some of the topics for discussion are Curriculum Update, Strategic Plan Survey and an update on the NYS Education Indigenous-Native American Regulations.
Petitions for School Board Candidates
The Iroquois Central School District Board of Education is comprised of seven members who are elected to serve a 5-year term. On June 30, 2023, the 5-year terms of Mrs. Sharon Szeglowski and Mrs. Louise Toth will expire. Residents interested in running for the Board may pick up a petition and informational packet from the District Clerk in room #33 of the Intermediate Building. As per Education Law, all prospective candidates must obtain a minimum of 30 valid signatures, which represents two percent of the 2021-2022 total vote count. Qualified candidates must be a resident of the District for at least one year prior to the election, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, able to read and write, and not an employee of the district. Petitions must be returned to the office of the District Clerk by 5:00PM on Monday April 17, 2023. This year’s election will be held on May 16, 2023.
The District has confirmed the purchase of a significant number of vape sensors with ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) Federal funds. The District will evaluate how effective these devices are and may purchase more in the future.
Grades 3-8 New York State Assessments start the week of April 17th.
For Parents to Know
Please join me in congratulating Alexis Langheier as the ‘HS Assistant Principal of the Year’ by the School Administrators Association of New York State Region 12. Iroquois is extremely proud of Ms. Langheier and this achievement.
Please join me in congratulating Ms. Alicia Struckmann who is also being recognized as an outstanding educator. A committee of music educators, retired music educators, and a representative from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, unanimously chose Alicia to be the 2023 recipient of the BPO/ECMEA Award for Excellence in Music Education.
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Erie County Music Educators Association will recognize Alicia at a reception and concert on May 6th.
Congratulations to 10 of our winter athletic teams for earning the team scholar athlete award for the winter 2022-23 season. A full list of the teams can be found here: Winter 2023 Scholar-Athlete Teams (PDF) - New York State Public High School Athletic Association (nysphsaa.org)
This week our Girls Flag Football team will take the field for their first home game of the season on Saturday, April 15th at 6pm on the turf field. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place to commemorate this game at 5:55. We hope to see you there.
Upcoming events on the calendar:
April 12th—Board of Education meeting 7PM Middle School
April 13th: Middle School Association Meeting 6:00PM
April 14: Middle School Marking Period Ends
April 15th: ACT at Iroquois
April 17th-21st: NYS Grades 3-8 Assessments
April 18th: HS Band Concert 7:30PM High School
April 20th: Elma Primary Art Show 6:30-8:00PM
April 20th: Wales Primary PTO Meeting 6:00PM
April 20-22nd: High School Music Trip to NYC
Athletic team schedules: https://www.iroquoiscsd.org/Page/8901.
I hope everyone has a great week.
Superintendent of Schools