Monday, September 5, 2016

It's Time...

Well everyone, it's time!! The time has come for us all to set the alarm clock a little earlier, set out the clothes the night before, step out the door, and begin the next adventure. What lies ahead, nobody knows. But that's what makes education and school so great! Every day is a new adventure, just like pretty much every children's cartoon known to mankind. It's time to open our minds to new and creative thinking. It's time to be compassionate and understanding of our fellow school members (staff and students alike) and seek to be the best person we can be. It's time for learning, it's time for creating, and it's time for the impossible to become possible. As you begin your school year, try to remember that feeling of getting on the bus for the first time of the year. Or that feeling of walking into the class for the first time of the year. As adults, the world and memories are so different than what they probably were back then. With this new year brings with it opportunity. This new school year provides us all with the opportunity to re-start, re-build partnerships, re-engage, and remember what it feels like to love education. It's time Rome... are you ready? 

Thank You Front of the Class!!

On September 1st, President of the Front of the Class Charity, William McCormick and his family delivered 232 backpacks to the District to help students in Rome (160 backpacks are for elementary students and 72 are for middle school and high school students). The backpacks of school supplies include composition notebooks, filler paper, pencils, crayons, sharpeners, rulers, glue sticks, erasers & 3 folders for the elementary schools; three notebooks, composition notebook, filler paper, 3-ring binder, pens, pencils, compass, highlighters & 3 folders for the middle and high schools. The donation was made possible through the Front of the Class General Account, The Dorothy Griffin Charitable Foundation, the Jim and Julie Boeheim Foundation and Chatham Street Advisors. On behalf of the entire Rome community and all of our students, thank you to the Front of the Class charity organization for once again helping our students succeed!!

Open Houses!!

During the first few days and weeks of school, most all of our buildings will have their parent open houses. If you haven't received correspondence from your child's school regarding their open house, I would urge you to look into this soon. Some schools are holding their open houses as soon as Tuesday, September 6. For a more complete listing of our school open houses, please visit our website at