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 Mr. Michael Wilson, Superintendent of Schools

Mrs. Vonda Tencza, Associate Superintendent

Mrs. Sherry Holmes, Business Manager

Mrs. Cindy Brooks, Director of Nutrition Services

Mr. Timothy Connors, Facilities Manager

Mr. Robert Dyer, Director of Technology

Mr. Rich Kearns, Director of Security

 

Date:                    Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Time:                    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Location:              Library Media Center

                               Seymour Middle School

 

 

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December 20, 2019

Hello to the Seymour Public School Community,

Is it just me, or does it seem as if Thanksgiving was just last week?  While it seems as if there is never enough time to get all of the things done that we need to, we must remember to pause and relax.  It is so important to take this precious time and spend it with family and friends.  As we close out 2019, my Central Office Team and I want to share a quote with you from Ms. Terri Marshall:  “The Holiday Season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us.”  Our blessings are our students, staff, and having a wonderful and supportive leaning community.  We could not be prouder of our students and faculty for all of their hard work and dedication.  Our students continue to shine each and every day in their classrooms, on the stage, and on the athletic field. 

Engaging and captivating our students in order to achieve their fullest potential is at the forefront of all of our teachers minds and is executed daily in our teachers thoughtfully planned out lessons. Earlier this month, I had the honor and pleasure of escorting someone who embodies that ability to encourage all students to reach their fullest potential at a ceremony held in Hartford. That person was Seymour’s Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Heather Brown.  It was a terrific evening where we were able to recognize Ms. Brown for all that she does for our students and community.   I also had the pleasure of recognizing students from our Middle School and High School for their outstanding academic achievement as well as for their commitment to community service at the annual CAPSS awards ceremony.  These students truly exemplify a passion for both academics and community service, which is commendable.  I do not know how they find the time to fit in all that do for our community while still doing all of their school work and sports.  Truly amazing!   For our parents of seniors, like me, this time of year is very nerve racking as our children anxiously await their college acceptance letters. Just know, that their hard work will pay off and they will gain acceptance into their college of choice.  I think that it is harder for us as parents.  Even as I write this, I am reminded to take my own advice.

We are so proud of our students coming to the need of others during this holiday season as they helped to provide gifts as well as various collections for families in need.  Our staff and students’ sense of community as well as their sense of helping others in need is truly heartwarming.

Please remember to visit the district’s website at: http://www.seymourschools.org as well as our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/SeymourPublicSchools in order to keep up to date on all activities and events.

Having students be at the center of all decisions is critical to our district’s growth and success. That is why we are blessed to be part of fabulous team (administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, custodians, bus drivers, secretaries, nurses, food services, lunchroom aides, and our support staff) who really care about student achievement and have the best interests of our students at heart. 

On behalf of my team and the Board of Education, I would like to wish all of you and your families a very Happy Holidays and very Happy and Healthy New Year!

With great pride,  

 

 

Michael Wilson, Superintendent

Go Wildcats!

Welcome Back 2019
Robert Dyer

We hope that you all enjoyed your extended summer break this year and got to spend time doing the things that make you happy and refreshed. Hopefully, the summer months provided you and your family time to reconnect and relax.

August 12, 2019

Hello to the Seymour Public Schools Community,

We hope that you all enjoyed your extended summer break this year and got to spend time doing the things that make you happy and refreshed. Hopefully, the summer months provided you and your family time to reconnect and relax.

Summer is a great time to reflect and recharge and we sincerely hope that each and every one of you took the time necessary to do that.  However, as you also know, summer time is also a time for a lot of hard work to get things prepared for the upcoming school year.  We want to thank our wonderful custodial staff for their hard work throughout the summer.  We appreciate their commitment to getting our facilities ready on time even though there was a great deal of activity going on at some of the buildings this summer.  Our buildings look amazing and are ready to welcome back our students.  We also want to thank Mr. Dyer and his staff for getting all of the technology throughout the district updated and ready to go.  Their hard work is to be commended. Another group to thank is our building Administrators, who along with the Central Office Team have worked hard in order to properly screen, interview, and hire needed staff. We would be remiss if we did not thank all of the members of our staff who did a phenomenal job during summer school. During the summer, our teachers assembled to work on and improve current curriculum across all grade levels and this work with continue throughout the year in order to enhance the learning experience for all students.

As educators and fellow parents, we too know the anxiety and excitement that come along with the start of a new school year and while this can at times be unsettling and cause some students and parents to lose some sleep, we encourage you to remember that all of us here in Seymour have your children’s best interest at heart.  It is our mission to help each and every one of your children to learn and grow as individuals both intellectually as well as socially. We once again say THANK YOU for your hard work as a parent and as an advocate for your child and we are happy that you choose to share your children with us and we look forward to assisting them throughout this new school year.  As professionals who chose this wonderful educational career pathway, we get to see firsthand the direct impact that learning has on your child and we are here to watch your children flourish and mature with every passing day.

As you have heard me say many times, our students are always our number one priority and we will continue to build and cultivate our partnerships with you in order to help your children succeed.  We will continue to work together for all of Seymour’s students during the 2019-2020 school year. 

Last year, our students did very well on the various assessments (MAP, SBAC, SAT, and AP) administered to them and we have continued to see growth across the K-12 spectrum. This growth is a direct result of your student’s hard work and effort as well as their teacher’s hard work and dedication in getting them prepared.  My team of administrators and teachers are confident that this growth will continue this year and beyond because of the support that you give to your children and to our schools.  Please always remember that true learning happens as a team, and as such, you are an integral part of this process.  As parents, you are to be commended for being your child’s biggest fan and educational advocate.  It is that support of your children as well as your support of their teachers and the learning process that we can and truly will succeed at the highest possible level.   

Seymour is a great learning community where academics and extracurricular activities flourish.  The amount of time and dedication that your children place into learning as well as into extracurricular activities and community events is beyond amazing.  Our students know what it means to be well rounded because they are so heavily engaged and involved.  Their hard work and dedication is impressive and this will truly carry them far in life. My team and I are fortunate and honored to serve your amazing children and to serve a community that values education and supports our school system.

Our expectations are very high for another great school year where our students shine in the classroom and in the community.  We are excited to greet your children on our first day of school on Wednesday August 28, 2019.  Please remember to visit the district’s website at: http://www.seymourschools.org as well as our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/SeymourPublicSchools in order to keep up to date on all activities and events.

With great pride,

Michael Wilson, Superintendent

Go Wildcats!