By Robert L. Chakar, Jr., Ed.D. , Superintendent

The third quarter began on January 31st.  I am pleased to report that nearly 75% of our 5-12 students were named to the Superintendent’s List, High Honor, or Honor Roll for the second quarter. They all received certificates and a coupon for free ice cream in the school cafeteria.  Again, I would like to congratulate these students.

I would like to congratulate our elementary Students of the Month: Lykah DePierro, Matthew Liddle, Kinsleigh Gill, Jase Weaver, Abel Weaver and Allyson Bennett. Keep up all the great work and effort.

CROP has continued to run an in-person after school program four days a week. Students receive a snack, work on homework, enjoy some recess time and work on a short varied project each day.

A reminder to parents that as the outside temperatures are getting colder and we have snow on the ground to please remember to dress your children warmly with snow pants, boots, mittens, hats, etc. as they will be going outside for recess as long as temperatures allow.

We are in the process of updating our school census.  In an effort to plan for the 2022-23 school year, if you live in the Andes Central School district and have a child who will be turning 4-years old by December 1st,  and eligible for Pre-Kindergarten; or who will be turning 5-years old by December 1st, and eligible for Kindergarten, please contact the school with your child’s information. If you have younger children who will eventually be attending Andes Central School, we would be interested in getting their information as well so we can plan for future years.

Lastly, the administration and Board of Education are currently working on the budget for the school year 2022-23 as we plan for the May 17th, annual meeting and budget vote. The public hearing and budget presentation will take place on Thursday, May 5th, at 7 pm.~