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Weekly Update 10-28-16

Posted by Tom Opstad at 10/28/2016

Weekly Update

October 28, 2016


The month of October has flown by as we wrap up the final few games of our fall sports and prepare for the annual Foodball competition with Hoquiam beginning next Friday.  I have a feeling November will pass by quickly, as well, with the many activities planned for the month.


Many of our fall sports are wrapping up this week with the final home volleyball and football games this week.  We have a great tradition of recognizing our seniors at the final home game of the season.  Last night, the volleyball team ended their season with a win over Rochester.  Tonight, the football team will have a competitive game against Centralia.  Winter sports turnout for boys swimming, boys and girls basketball and wrestling begin Monday, November 14.  Girls bowling turnout begins Monday, October 31. 



The Sound of Music performances will be November 12, 13, and 20 @ 2 p.m. with evening performances on November 12, 18 and 19 @ 7:00 p.m.  Tickets will be on sale at the Aberdeen High School office and at Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, Harbor Shoes in Aberdeen and at the door prior to each show.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.


Tuesday I attended the Grays Harbor College Student Government meeting to discuss the proposed collaboration between the school district, the YMCA, and GHC in building a combined recreational facility as part of the new elementary school to replace Stevens.  It was a good initial meeting with a number of questions from the students on how this would be structured and be a benefit to the college population.  We will have follow up meetings with the student council as more information becomes available.


The ASB officers at A.J. West Elementary voted to purchase water bottles for every student during the Red Ribbon week.  The Red Ribbon organization  supports a safe and drug free environment for all students. 



At our ESD superintendents’ meeting on Wednesday, there was much discussion about the upcoming legislative session and the impact it will have on budgeting, staffing and a number of other issues that are part of the McCleary lawsuit.  I have started the initial stages of the 2017-18 budgeting process with our district Cabinet members.  We will post our budgeting timeline on the website once it is completed.


Have a great weekend as we wrap up the last few days of October.  It sounds like Halloween this coming Monday will be wet and rainy!


Thank you, Tom