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5/1/2023 Superintendent's Message
Dear Iroquois Family,
Good afternoon, here is important information for the week of May 1st.
The Iroquois Strategic Plan commits the District to developing a long-range plan for our facilities. The Facilities Committee has met three times and has a fourth meeting scheduled this week. The District is thankful for the great ideas, comments and discussions that the community members, parents and staff have contributed to in developing the vision for Iroquois’ future facilities plans.
On April 14th the High School held its third Spring Gladness event! The event allows students to participate in various activities that emphasize social and emotional well-being. Students chose from physical activities outside and inside, such as trail walks, kick ball, ping pong, and back yard games. They also could go to the library calm space with soundscapes and mandala drawing. There were artistic and creative activities in the art wing, cookies from ITAC, movies, game rooms, and more. The events foster connections between students to students and students to staff, while promoting healthy activities and choices. It was especially sweet to have such a beautiful day this year. We look forward to next year!
On April 24th in the evening, Key Club sponsored a pre-prom gala, in which they extended the opportunity for students to receive a lightly used prom dress in exchange for a canned good. Leading up to the event, students were encouraged to donate dresses, which arrived in plenty! The event included a fashion show, music, food, and shopping. After the fashion show, live music was provided as the students shopped for the 133 dresses that had been donated, as well as accessories and gift cards. Many were able to take home a dress of their choosing and gift cards for corsages, salon appointments and others. This was a multi-school event with students from West Seneca East attending as well. All canned and nonperishable goods will be donated to FISH in East Aurora. The event showcased excellent student leadership and compassion for others.
For Parents to Know
Iroquois is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month. Each year millions of people face the reality of living with a mental illness. During the month of May, Iroquois joined the national movement to raise awareness surrounding mental health. As a community, we will fight the stigma, provide support, educate, and advocate for our students and families. Please seek assistance from your school counselor or social worker if you notice any warning signs of mental health from your children or other family members.
On behalf of Character Counts Club, students in the High School will be selling Mental Health Awareness buttons during their lunch periods leading up to the 2nd Annual Miles for Mental Health Walk-a-Thon on May 12th, 2023. The buttons will be $1, and all proceeds will be donated to FISH of East Aurora and the Rural Outreach Center. Please see Emily Robinson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jessica Lewandowski (email@example.com) in the Student Supports Office at HS for any additional questions.
Teacher Appreciation Day
Tuesday May 2nd is National Teacher Appreciation Day. At Iroquois we are fortunate to have hard-working, dedicated professionals who help mold and guide our students. Thank you to all our exceptional teachers!
Upcoming events on the calendar:
May 2nd—MSA meeting 6PM
May 3rd—Elma Primary Begindergarten 5:30PM
May 3rd: Marilla Primary Kindergarten Orientation 6-7:00PM
May 4th—7th and 8th Grade Band Concert 7PM Middle School
May 9th—Board of Education meeting and Budget Hearing 6:30PM Middle School
May 9th—District Art Show 6-8:00PM High School
May 10th—Elma Primary PTO Meeting/Volunteer Recognition 9:30AM
May 10th—Marilla Primary PTO Volunteer Breakfast and Meeting 9:15AM
May 11th—Wales Primary PTO Meeting 6PM
May 11—5th and 6th Grade Band Concert 7PM Middle School
Athletic team schedules: https://www.iroquoiscsd.org/Page/8901.
I hope everyone has a great week.
Superintendent of Schools