June 26, 2019
As the 2018-2019 school year draws to a close, I want to express to all of you my deepest appreciation for your support and a most earnest commendation for a job well done!
We have continued to put emphasis on the quality of academic programs available to East Meadow students. We have demonstrated again this year that our students are learning well, and they rank high on all measures of academic achievement. As a result of your efforts, many of our students have represented the East Meadow School District in an outstanding manner throughout the county, region, and state.
I am continually impressed with the community-wide respect that we are afforded as members of our school district. Taxpayers support us, parents encourage us, and the students, by and large, come to school daily, ready and eager to learn. In truth, our jobs are made easier by the absence of distractions and the respect this community holds for each of you and for learning in general.
I tell others that “Great Happens Here” because the teachers, administrators, and support staff have collectively agreed to roll up their sleeves and go about their work in a serious and professional manner. As a result, the majority of our students are challenged across a broad spectrum of classes and well-planned extracurricular activities. This is made possible because of the staff’s collective work ethic and a belief that our students are capable—physically, emotionally, and intellectually— of achievement levels much higher than might be expected elsewhere. As a district, we push our children academically, we expect them to behave properly, and we are willing to invest ourselves in helping them to understand everything from the basic rules of grammar to the complexities of human rights and social justice.
As another outstanding year of schooling comes to a close, I take this opportunity to thank the entire staff for its good efforts and hard work. We do make a difference in the lives of our students, and through them, I believe we are making the world incrementally a better place for everyone.
Enjoy the summer respite. Relax, read a good book, and enjoy your families and friends. Have a pleasant and safe summer. I look forward to seeing you at Superintendent’s Day Convocation in September.