Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. It is early August and we are ready to welcome your students back to school. The Benchmark crews have done an exceptional job this summer with the annual thorough cleaning. Every single square inch of this old building has been scrubbed and polished and it looks really good.
The plans for the new Morse High School/Bath Regional Career and Technical Center have continued to make some good progress over the summer. The architects, Board, superintendent, facilities director and building committee have continued to hold regular meetings here in Bath and with the Department of Education. The details for the building and for the site (Wing Farm) are really taking shape. By this time next summer, we will be well into all of the work that it will take to make the site suitable for the building, parking areas, and fields. This is really exciting and everyone that is involved with the process feels the same way.
We have some new staff members to welcome and others that have changes roles:
Special Education- Stacy Chubbuck has been hired as a Resource Room teacher. Julie Williams has been hired as a Life Skills teacher.
Administration- Jay Lemont retired and Eric Varney has been hired as our Assistant Principal. Scott Walker resigned and Nathan Priest has been hired as our Athletic Director.
Science- John Wilson has been hired as a Science teacher to replace Eric Varney.
Study Hall Monitor- Donna Williams has been hired to fill this new position. (This new position allows us to have teachers available every block to provide 1:1 support for students in a structured setting that we call Guided Production)
As in years past, we will continue to use Infinite Campus and School Messenger as a way to communicate important information with home. It is really important for us to have the most up-to-date and accurate contact information (phone and e-mail). Please contact Lynn Dysart at 443-8250 ext. 1234 to update your information.
I am looking forward to your students returning and having these halls and classrooms full again. I am also looking forward to a happy, healthy, and productive year where I will get to witness many students excelling in academics, arts, athletics, and their BRCTC programs. In the meantime, I hope you find a way to enjoy this beautiful summer weather before it is gone.
John B. Pinkerton
Morse High School