|From the desk of the superintendent|
|Tuesday, 30 July 2013 00:00|
By Karen Lyles Superintendent of Hugo Schools
Hugo School classes will begin Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. The community will see new teachers at all four schools. The board recently employed several teachers and will meet again soon in a special session to hire the remaining teachers to fill vacant positions.
Our custodians and maintenance department are to be commended for their hard work this summer in preparing the buildings for the first day of school ––rooms and halls painted, floors waxed and buffed, lawns groomed, and ceiling tiles and light bulbs replaced.
We will be showcasing their hard work and introducing teachers with “Open House” at all four schools on Aug. 6, from 5:30 to 6:30. Please come and meet your teachers and tour the buildings.
We are proud to say we will have Jessica Wofford, a School Resource Officer (SRO), on campus this year. She will be housed in the high school, but will be in and out of all four sites. She is a member of the Hugo Police Force and will be contracted through them. She will be on the campuses from 7:30 a. m. to 3:30 p. m. each day.
Hugo Schools is one of 44 schools in the nation who recently received a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) grant for elementary students. The lead teacher for the grant, Tammy Pole, will attend several weeks of training this fall. She will then begin teaching, on a rotating schedule, all students in grades K-5. This grant offers the opportunity for our students to be challenged in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. The school’s commitment to the grant requires us to provide a set of iPads to be used in the classrooms.