Message from the Superintendent


Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff and Community,

As my first school year as superintendent comes to a close, I would like to thank every one of you for the warm welcome and support I’ve received. It has truly been an amazing year at Springs School, and on behalf of the Board of Education and entire administration, I want to thank the community for showing your support of our schools by passing our bond and annual budget.

As I reflect on the past year, some of my fondest memories include the multitude of successes achieved by our students, from athletic awards to writing celebrations, Guild Hall videos, the Diversity Institute, to individual student accomplishments and the FIRST Lego League. I appreciate the many traditions that take place in our school, such as the Opera, Halloween Parade, Turkey Trot, Beach Days and, of course, Green and White Days. We also kicked off some new traditions this year, such as creating a peace sign with 700 students on our lawn and having staff sing holiday songs as students arrived and departed from school before the holidays. Our 7th and 8th graders became bus monitors and assisted in implementing our Positive Behavior Intervention Supports for our buses, and our Middle School play was a great success with the production of “Annie.” Our students attended presentations on anti-bullying and spoke at B.O.E. meetings about “What Springs School Means to Me,” and our staff continued to entertain students and parents at our Spirit Meet. In addition, our small group instruction and learning walks proved beneficial for our students. And as always, our PTA rocked with the Welcome Back BBQ, swimming lessons at the YMCA, field trips, book fairs, gingerbread houses, Green and White Days, bake sales and popcorn sales.

I would also like to extend a special thank you to our extremely dedicated Board of Education for supporting not only our academic programs, but all of our athletic, music and art programs as well.  

Finally, but not least, I would like to thank our fabulous teachers, faculty and staff, without whose support and guidance our students would not flourish as they do under our daily care. Special thanks also go to our reading teachers, Mrs. Vickers, Mrs. Negron, Mrs. Meringola and Ms. Havlick, who sorted hundreds of books for our summer book swap. I want to encourage all of our students to read throughout the summer. Our library will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., from July 2 to August 10. Look for special guest readers this summer.

As we get ready to say farewell to the 2017-18 academic year, I want to wish all students, staff members and families a safe, healthy and enjoyable summer!

“Together We Make A Difference”

Debra Winter