Dear Families of the Whitehall City School District,
As we get ready to enjoy a break for the winter holiday, I would like to take a moment to thank the students, staff, parents, and community members who have contributed so much to this very exciting year at Whitehall City Schools. I would also especially like to thank the voters who came out to the polls in support of our combined bond and permanent improvement levy. We passed the issue by 61% of the vote! It shows the value our community puts on education. Once again, thank you.
It has been a fantastic start to the academic year both in and out of the classroom. Our “This Seat’s Taken” Fundraiser (http://www.wcsrams.org/ThisSeatsTaken.aspx) in the WYHS Auditorium has been going extremely well. So well, in fact, that we are currently making plans to continue the renovation into the balcony! The facility is providing another dimension of entertaining and educational activity for our students and community. The winter athletic season is currently in full swing and will be competing over the break. Our students have also been putting on fantastic musical/vocal concerts as well as enjoying holiday dances to celebrate the season.
We have students that have selflessly given their time and talents towards ensuring others enjoy a much brighter holiday season. Toy drives and food donations are among the many things that have been orchestrated by our young people. It continues to amaze me what lengths our young people go to in giving to others. I am extremely proud of all of them.
Beginning on Monday, December 24th, schools will be closed for the winter holiday. On Monday, January 7th, schools will reopen and classes will start once again.
This time of year presents a new opportunity for students and families to reconnect in this busy world. I hope you are able to spend this time close to family and friends creating new memories. Rest well and come back on January 7th ready to continue working hard.
Have a safe and happy holiday season!
Brian D. Hamler