Autumn Innovations and Inspirations
October in our schools is an exciting month of learning and celebration. Teachers of all grades are engaging students in activities and projects that teach them mastery of grade level standards while developing their curiosity and innovative thinking. Elementary students are learning science, math, and art as they design and grow school gardens. Middle school students are fostering civic involvement and pride as they study government and engage in local community service. High school students are mastering their fall music performances, learning new languages, and growing pride in their school communities during Homecoming Weeks. This is just a glimpse of the vibrant learning I see in our Livermore schools.
Autumn is a great season to embrace the outdoors, and I want to thank our community for supporting our schools while enjoying the fresh fall air. Over 2,200 people joined the 8th Annual LVEF Walk 4 Education at Livermore High School. Thank you, Livermore Valley Education Foundation! What a fun-filled morning with tremendous community support! And what a celebration to have the event centered around the new field turf at LHS. I hope you will join me this evening as we cut the ribbon to inaugurate the new turf at Granada High School.
We are moving forward with the planning and implementation of the facilities bond projects, thanks to the community support of Measure J. Please check the LVJUSD website for current updates and photos showing progress at our school sites. As voters plan their visits to the polls next month, please pay close attention to those propositions that have critical implications for public education. I would also like to commend our School Board trustees for their ongoing service to the community. This fall, two positions scheduled for the election cycle were uncontested, so we congratulate Chuck Rogge and Chris Wenzel and look forward to four more years of their service. Having no opponents step forward signals a vote of confidence, while also saving the District the expense of an election.
I applaud all of our staff members for creating welcoming schools that inspire our students!
Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
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