Superintendent Newsletter


I hope this article finds you well today.  I want to go over a few things that will be occurring in the months to come as we make it down the final stretch of the school year.

First, I want to remind everyone that at the last school board meeting it was decided that graduation for the Class of 2019 will be held at Mitchell Stadium on May 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm.  This change in venue is due to a request by the senior class once it was decided that Memorial would be under construction.  If weather becomes an issue the backup venue will be the Washoe Theater at the same time and on the same date.

Next, I would like to make sure that parents are aware that a summer school schedule will be coming out in the near future.  We will send information home as well as post information about summer school on the District website.  I would encourage families to take part in summer school as data shows that kids that are engaged over the summer months tend to have less academic regression as they start the following school year.  There will also be a summer foods service at Lincoln that we encourage the community to take part in.  Students will eat for free and there will be a fee schedule for parents and community members that would like to eat.

Third, I would like to invite all who can attend to the next Coffee Corner to be hosted at the Coffee Coral on Wednesday April, 3rd at 9:00 am.  I feel it is very important that as we work on next year’s budget, school improvement and improving district communication with our community that we are able to gain your feedback.  We want to work with our community for the betterment of our school district and this community.  Your input is vital to the success of both.

Lastly, I would like to invite everyone to the next Copper Fest meeting.  We are lining things up and it is our hope that we can create a festival that our community can be proud of for years to come.  The only agenda here is that the district wants to give back to the community for the gracious support you have shown.  We are hoping to bring vendors in, have live music, events for children, contests of all kinds, donation give-a-ways, and a concert at the end to wrap the event up.  We would love to hear your ideas on how we might make this event a success.  Please join us April 4th at 6:00 pm in the Little Theater.

As always, thank you so much for your support of our students and our schools.  We appreciate you more than you know!



Justin Barnes

Anaconda Superintendent of Schools