Executive Director's Corner

headshot of Executive Director, Sharon Collins
Dear Families and Community Members,
 
It was a challenging school year for all of us.  Lots of changes, lots of adjustments and lots of chances to find the good in the many changes we encountered.  
 
I'm so glad to say that a positive change was the return of many Westgate traditions.
 
We welcomed back field trips, high school service trips, yearbook signing day and the continuation ceremonies and commencement ceremony attended by family and friends.  
 
Our entire student body once again celebrated the graduation of the senior class with a senior parade that wound through the school and ended outside.  This parade provides younger students the opportunity to see the seniors reaching an educational goal and provides recognition to the seniors for the work they put in to get to their goal.  It is always a loud, exciting, and fun event for all the students.
 
I was so happy to be able to bring the entire community together for the return of the annual carnival and open house.  I hope everyone had a chance to visit with your student's teacher, visit with other families and bid on a basket.  It was great to be outside eating a snow cone and watching the students laughing, smiling, and enjoying the day.
 
I'd like to recognize Mrs. Ashleigh Dewar on competing and winning the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Education for U.S. EPA Region 8.   Mrs. Dewar will attend the official award ceremony in Washington D.C. this August.
 
Lastly, please mark your calendar for Back-to-School Night on July 29th from 4p.m. - 6 p.m.  The first hour is a picnic outside and the second hour is an open house where students can find out who their advocate will be for the 2022-2023 school year.  
 
I look forward to seeing you at Back-to-School Night at the end of July and throughout the 2022-2023 school year.
 
 
In Service, 
Sharon Collins 
Executive Director, Westgate Community School