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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Welcome to the 2008-09 School Year!

Almost everyone’s back – principals, teachers, support staff, and yes, the school board. Only the students are missing! And we only get to miss them until Tuesday. Where did the summer go? Well, wherever it went, I hope you went with it and had a great time!

Our first board meeting of the 2008-09 school year was last night. There was the usual order of business, nothing out of the ordinary. What wasn’t ordinary was the school district’s new web site. http://www.sthelens.k12.or.us It’s great and the technology team deserves a double-click standing ovation! Please log in, sign up for e-alerts and spend some time exploring all the new features, including some really cool customized calendars. And just so you know, the pictures alone are going to make folks move to our district. Here’s to increased enrollment!

It’s hard to believe the first day of school is almost here. My baby is a senior this year, so it’s her last first day. Sniffle. It will be bittersweet when she graduates because it was really and truly only just yesterday that she was in kindergarten. There are three generations of St. Helens lettermen graduates in our family, so lemon and black run swift and deep. Go Lions!

Here’s wishing you all the best this coming school year. May back packs be light and homework be easy. May lunch be good and recess be fun. May pencils be sharp and minds be sharper. Have a happy and successful 2008-2009!

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