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Weekly Update 11-23-16

Posted by Tom Opstad at 11/23/2016

Weekly Update

November 23, 2016


Good morning,


Even though it is a short week, we still have a lot going on in the district.


Winter sports are well under way at Aberdeen High School with students preparing for the season in boys/girls basketball, boys/girls wrestling, boys swimming and girls bowling.  For more information on our high school sports programs, visit the website at http://www.asd5.org/domain/886.  For information on the Miller Junior High sports programs, check out the website at http://www.asd5.org/Domain/209.


Last weekend saw the final performances for the production of The Sound of Music. The cast presented the show to over 300 elementary students on Thursday morning that was well received. This is the second time we have scheduled a show for our elementary students. I believe it is a fantastic way to get our younger students excited about the arts and aspire to be involved in High School Theater as they get older. Tamara Helland does a great job of selecting plays that maximize the number of students who are able to participate.  Great job to the cast and crew for their outstanding performances.

Sound of Music


We had our district discipline committee meeting on Tuesday afternoon with an overview of the new discipline laws presented by staff from the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP).  This was well attended with representation from all levels in our district.  We will be continuing to meet as we work on several new policies that address the new discipline laws.


I met with the Aberdeen High School leadership class on Monday to see how we can work together on developing a social media presence using Facebook, Twitter and possibility Instagram.  It was a fun meeting and the students were enthusiastic about the possibilities. 


For links to highlights and more great articles on Aberdeen students, check out the In The News section on our district home page at http://www.asd5.org/Page/1.


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. 


Thank you,