06-02-23 WCSD Weekly Update
Welcome to the weekly update!
It is officially June, which means we are fast approaching the end of the school year! For those counting, there are only 13 days left! With the sun out and the beautiful weather, I know everyone is looking forward to summer, but I want to encourage and emphasize for all of our students to continue to work hard and end the year strong.
Regents Exams have already started and I know there are other final exams and projects our students will be working on through the last student day on June 22nd! As a reminder, the Regents Exam schedule is available on the District website.
I want to congratulate Mill Middle School’s Saheb Sarkar, who advanced to the 2nd round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Saheb represented his school and our community incredibly well on the national stage! We look forward to seeing what he’s able to accomplish next! To our athletic teams – good luck as you continue to battle through the playoffs! We have had several of our athletic programs secure Section VI titles and advance to the Far West Regionals this weekend. Good luck!
June is Pride Month and this week we highlighted the life and accomplishments of tennis star Billie Jean King! In 1981, King became the most prominent female athlete to be out as a lesbian and as a result, lost all her endorsements within 24 hours.
During her playing days, King had one of the most accomplished careers as a player, winning 12 Grand Slam titles and 39 total major titles competing in both singles and doubles events. But her most famous match was in 1973 in the much-publicized “Battle of the Sexes.” Facing off against Bobby Riggs, the match set a record for the largest tennis audience and the largest purse awarded up to that time. King beat Riggs in straight sets – 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. In 2009, she was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her advocacy for women’s rights and the LGBTQ+ community. Learn more about Billie Jean King by watching the video project in the weekly newsletter!
The Board of Education will hold the final meeting of the school year on June 13th. During this meeting, we’ll provide stakeholders with an update on our District and Board goals progress. I also wanted to share that the District-wide Communications Committee is reviewing feedback from the Communications Survey and determining best practices we can implement at the start of the 2023-2024 school year.
Take time this weekend and enjoy the weather! We’ll see you next week!